Sunil Gavaskar

Legendary Indian cricketer | Television commentator and Columnist


Popularly known as " Sunny" or " Little Master", Sunil Gavaskar has been considered one of cricket's greatest opening batsmen of all time.

With a glorious career spanning over a decade as a world-class sportsman, he is extremely well respected for his talent in the game.His game was built around a near-perfect technique and enormous powers of concentration.

Gavaskar went on to break many records, setting his own long-standing Indian Test record of 236 not out (subsequently broken by Tendulkar). He is also the only Indian to have scored two centuries in a Test match on three occasions. 

He was also inducted into the International Cricket Council's Hall of Fame in    2009.​​

Highly respected for his contribution to Indian cricket, he has written four books on cricket – Sunny Days (autobiography), IdolsRuns n' Ruins and One Day Wonders.

Awards and Accomplishments

Awards and Accomplishments

In 1980, Gavaskar received the ‘Padma Bhushan’ award and in 1994, Gavaskar was sworn in as Bombay Sheriff—an honorary post, for a year, at Raj Bhavan in Mumbai

In 1996, ‘The Border-Gavaskar Trophy’ was instituted in his co-honor.

In 2003, he became the first and till now the only Indian to have delivered a MCC Spirit Of Cricket Cowdrey Lecture.

Gavaskar was conferred with BCCI’s prestigious ‘Col. CK Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award’ at the BCCI Annual Awards Function, 2012.

In 2017, Gavaskar inaugurated ‘The Sunil Gavaskar field’ in Louisville in the state of Kentucky,USA;the first ever international sporting facility named after an Indian sportsperson.

Why Sunil Gavaskar ?

Gavaskar has taken on various responsibilities with the BCCI, and served as chairman of the ICC cricket committee. After his retirement, Gavaskar put his immense cricketing acumen to great use as a popular columnist for leading Indian newspapers and magazines and as a widely respected television commentator. He was inducted into the International Cricket Council’s Hall of Fame in 2009.​​

As a cricket legend, Sunil Gavaskar can engage the audience with fascinating tales from his prime days. His journey to becoming a world class sportsman is an inspiration for all.

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