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Happy Birthday : Sunil Gavaskar [ 10 July ]

10 July 2012 :: Sunil Manohar “Sunny” Gavaskar  was born on  10th of  July 1949. He  is a former cricketer who played during the 1970s and 1980s for Bombay and India. 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

Sunil is married to Marshniel Gavaskar , daughter of a leather industrialist in Kanpur. They have a son Rohan, who played for Bengal.

Gavaskar has also been awarded the Padma Bhushan. In December 1994 he was appointed the Sheriff of Mumbai, an honorary post, for a year.

Full name            Sunil Manohar Gavaskar

Born on                10 July 1949

Birth Place       Bombay, Bombay State (now Mumbai, Maharashtra), India

Nickname            Sunny, Little Master

Height                   5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)

Batting style       Right-hand batsman

Bowling style     Right-arm medium

Role                         Opening batsman

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