As former India skipper Sunil Gavaskar celebrates the 50th anniversary of his Test debut, the batting legend on Saturday made his social media debut as he lastly created an account on Instagram. Sunil Gavaskar’s son Rohan tweeted about his father making a debut on Instagram and he captioned the submit as: “Another debut !! This time on Instagram.”
In his first submit on Instagram, Gavaskar shared an outdated picture and he captioned the submit as: “Hello Instagram. I think I am ready for another debut.”
The BCCI additionally felicitated Sunil Gavaskar for his contribution to Indian cricket as BCCI secretary honoured the batting nice in the course of the lunch break on day three of the continuing fourth Test between India and England.
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Celebrating 50 years of Sunil Gavaskar’s Test debut
— BCCI (@BCCI) March 6, 2021
Gavaskar made his Test debut on March 6, 1971, in opposition to West Indies in Port of Spain, Trinidad. Over his profession, Gavaskar went on to interrupt many batting information and established himself as one of many best batsmen to ever play the sport.
India toured the West Indies in the course of the 1970-71 cricket season for a five-Test collection. The collection turned out to be some of the memorable ones as India received its first-ever Test collection in opposition to the West Indies.
India, led by Ajit Wadekar, emerged victorious 1-Zero within the five-match collection and Gavaskar completed because the main run-scorer, registering 4 centuries together with one double ton.
In his profession, Gavaskar performed 125 Tests and 108 ODIs for India. He was additionally part of the 1983 World Cup win and 1985 World Championship of Cricket victory.
Gavaskar scored 10,122 runs within the longest format of the sport and he held the file for scoring most centuries in Test cricket until 2005. Sachin Tendulkar ended up breaking this file in 2005.
In 108 ODIs, Gavaskar scored 3,092 runs along with his highest rating being 103 not out.
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