Sunil Gavaskar Made His Test Debut On This Day In 1971, Sachin Tendulkar Pays Tribute To His Idol


Sunil Gavaskar scored 774 runs in his debut Test collection.© Twitter

Sunil Gavaskar, former India captain, made his Test debut on this present day in 1971 towards the West Indies. Gavaskar went on to develop into a legend of the sport and is taken into account as one of many best opening batsmen of all time. On his Test debut’s fiftieth anniversary, former cricketers and followers flooded Twitter with heartwarming messages for the legendary Indian cricketer. Sachin Tendulkar took to Twitter to pay tribute to his idol and stated Gavaskar was somebody he appeared as much as as a younger boy.

“50 years ago today, he took the Cricketing World by storm. He scored 774 runs in his debut series and each one of us had a hero to look up to. India won the series in the West Indies and then in England and all of a sudden the sport in India had a new meaning. As a young boy I knew I had someone to look up to and try and be like him. That has never changed,” Tendulkar tweeted.

“He remains my hero. Wish you a happy 50th in international cricket Mr. Gavaskar. To everyone of the 1971 team a happy 50th Anniversary. You all made us proud and showed us light,” he added.

Ex-India pacer RP Singh additionally congratulated Gavaskar on the fiftieth anniversary of his Test debut.

“Absolute privilege to share commentary box with #SunilGavaskar .50 years ago, #SunnyBhai made his Test debut and the best thing about the living legend is that he still wants to learn something new from the game,” RP Singh tweeted.


Gavaskar performed 125 Tests and scored 10,122 runs at a median of 51.12. He additionally smashed 34 centuries and 45 half-centuries within the longest format of the sport.

Gavaskar additionally performed 108 One-Day Internationals for India and scored over 3,000 runs.

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