Sunil Gavaskar, known as ‘Sunny’ or ‘Little Master’, turns 70 today, and his social media is flooded with wishes from across the globe. The legendary player was a member of the 1983 World Cup winning team against West Indies. He is regarded as one of the greatest opening batsmen in Indian Test history.
Former Indian batsman is known for his passion for the game. He was the first to score 10,000 runs in test cricket. Sunil was honoured with Padma Bhushan in 1980 for his successful International career, representing Team India. The Border-Gavaskar Trophy, a test cricket series played between India and Australia, was jointly instituted in his and Allan Border’s honour.
Post-retirement, Gavaskar served as the chairman of the ICC Cricket Committee. He is known as one of the finest analyst and commentator of Indian cricket team.
See how cricketers and his fans wished him on twitter.
The first man to 10,000 Test runs 👏 👏
A Test-best of 236* 👏 👏
35 international hundreds 👏 👏
Happy birthday to one of the greats, Sunil Gavaskar! pic.twitter.com/AFw2njatE0
— ICC (@ICC) July 10, 2019
— BCCI (@BCCI) July 10, 2019
To a living legend, who set the benchmark for what Indian batsman could do and an inspiration for most cricketers of our generation, Happy Birthday Sunil Gavaskar pic.twitter.com/v2xcxex63a
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) July 10, 2019
World Cup winner 🏆
Cricketing legend 🇮🇳
Ambassador of the sport 👏
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) July 10, 2019
— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) July 10, 2019
Happy Birthday to one of the all-time great batsman, Sunil Gavaskar! 🎂
In 233 matches across Tests and ODIs he scored an amazing 13,214 runs!
— Sachin Tendulkar🇮🇳FC (@CrickeTendulkar) July 10, 2019
➡️The original Little Master! 😎
➡️The first man to reach 10,000 Test runs! 👏
➡️35 International centuries! 👌
A very happy birthday to our very own legend, Sunil Gavaskar! 🙌#HappyBirthdaySunilGavaskar #ThatFeelingOfHome pic.twitter.com/xrjafjJsFA
— Hotstar UK (@hotstarUK) July 10, 2019