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'Sunil Gavaskar, Cricket's Little Master' turns 60

Sunil Gavaskar, the greatest test batsman of India will turn 60 years of age today (10th July 2009).

Sunil Manohar Gavaskar popularly known as Sunny Gavaskar was born on 10 July 1949 in Bombay, Maharashtra.



He is regarded as the topmost opening batsman in test cricket and a good player fo fast bowling. He has captained India, but his record as a captain is less impressive. Gavaskar held the record of 34 Test centuries for almost two decades before it was broken by Sachin Tendulkar in December 2005.

A book by cricket journalist Debasish Datta titled "Sunil Gavaskar, Cricket's Little Master", will be unveiled in connection with Gavaskar's 60th birthday.

Career statistics
Batting and fielding averages Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 125 214 16 10122 236* 51.12 34 45 26 108 0
ODIs 108 102 14 3092 103* 35.13 4966 62.26 1 27 22 0
First-class 348 563 61 25834 340 51.46 81 105 293 0
List A 151 144 17 4594 123 36.17 5 37 37 0
Source: CricInfo



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