Several former and current cricketers along with club franchises wished former Indian cricket team captain Sunil Gavaskar on his 72nd birthday. Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Harbhajan Singh, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) among others posted their birthday wishes on social media for the legendary batsman. Gavaskar, who is now one of the most well-known commentators, was part of the Indian team that won the 1983 World Cup under the leadership of Kapil Dev at the famous Lord’s cricket ground in London.
The BCCI listed few of Gavaskar’s achievements and wrote on Twitter, “1983 World Cup-winner, 233 international games, 13,214 international runs, First batsman to register 10,000 runs in Tests. Here’s wishing Sunil Gavaskar – former #TeamIndia captain & one of the finest batsmen to have ever graced the game – a very happy birthday.”
1983 World Cup-winner
233 international games
13,214 international runs
First batsman to register 10,000 runs in Tests
— BCCI (@BCCI) July 10, 2021
Sachin Tendulkar shared a video message for Gavaskar, wishing him “a year full of good health and happiness”.
Happy Birthday Gavaskar Sir.
Wishing you a year full of good health and happiness. pic.twitter.com/LMyzkbOrDT
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) July 10, 2021
BCCI Secretary Jay Shah wrote, “Happy 72nd birthday to the batting legend of Indian Cricket and the 1st ever batsman to score 10,000 Test runs. The sheer courage you showed while facing the fiercest bowlers will always remain unmatched. Wish you a great health and prosperity Shri #SunilGavaskar.”
Happy 72nd birthday to the batting legend of Indian Cricket and the 1st ever batsman to score 10,000 Test runs. The sheer courage you showed while facing the fierest bowlers will always remain unmatched.Wish you a great health and prosperity Shri #SunilGavaskar pic.twitter.com/rfqIoxnvjg
— Jay Shah (@JayShah) July 10, 2021
Sehwag also wished Gavaskar in his unique style and shared a small clip with the caption, “Chal Phut. This is what the great #SunilGavaskar said to bowlers trying their best to get him out. Happy Birthday to the legend, Sunny Bhai. Aise hi fodte rahiye :).”
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) July 10, 2021
Many others wished the former Indian captain.
The first batsman to 10,000 Test runs
Third-most Test centuries for India
The original Little Master
Happy birthday to the great Sunil Gavaskar, who turns 72 pic.twitter.com/04R0Kf7yQ0
— ICC (@ICC) July 10, 2021
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) July 10, 2021
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) July 10, 2021
— Pragyan Ojha (@pragyanojha) July 10, 2021
An legend who successfully turned every gloomy day ‘Sunny’
— Delhi Capitals (Stay Home. Wear Double Masks) (@DelhiCapitals) July 10, 2021
— Punjab Kings (@PunjabKingsIPL) July 10, 2021
Gavaskar played 125 Tests for India, scoring 10,122 runs with 34 hundreds. He also represented the country in the ODI format, playing 108 matches.
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