Sunil Manohar Gavaskar is an Indian
former cricketer who played during the 1970s and 1980s for
the Bombay cricket team and Indian national team. Widely
regarded as one of the greatest opening batsmen in cricket history,
Gavaskar set world records during his career for the most Test runs and most
Test centuries scored by any batsman. He held the record of 34 Test centuries
for almost two decades before it was broken by Sachin Tendulkar in
the first person to score centuries in both innings of a Test match three
times, but unlike Ricky Ponting and David Warner (who also
achieved the feat twice like Gavaskar) after him, none of his games yielded a
win. He was the first Test batsman to score 10,000 Test Runs in a Career and
now stands at number 12 on the group of 12 players of with 10,000 Test Runs.
was widely admired for his technique against fast bowling, with a
particularly high average of 65.45 against the West Indies, who possessed
a four-pronged fast bowling attack regarded as the most vicious in Test
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