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April 19, 1971 - He scored a century and a double century in the same test match
(thereby becoming the second cricketer after Doug Walters of Australia)
  • Sunil Manohar Gavaskar, popularly known as Sunil Gavaskar (Nickname: SUNNY)
  • Born: July 10, 1949 – Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
  • He is widely regarded as one of the greatest opening batsmen in cricket history.
  • His son Rohan was also a cricketer who played for Bengal in the Ranji Trophy.
  •  He 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 December 2005.
  • As a young boy, he was named India's Best Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year in 1966.
  • He is the first batsman to score 10,000 runs.
  • He was captain of the Indian team on several occasions in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
  • Apr-19, 1971 - On this day, he scored a century and a double century in the same test match, thereby becoming the second after Australian Doug Walters to do so.
  • He was the first Indian (excluding wicket-keepers) to take over a hundred catches in Test matches.
  • He is the only Cricketer to have scored centuries in each innings of a Test thrice.
  • 2012 – he was awarded the Col CK Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award for Cricket in India.
  • He is also a recipient of Padma Bhushan from the Govt. of India.
  • In December 1994 he was appointed the Sheriff of Mumbai, an honorary post, for a year.
  • The Border-Gavaskar Trophy has been instituted in his their honour.
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