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Sunil Gavaskar Biography, Age, Wife, Children, Family, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : September 25, 2020

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Short Biography

Sunil Gavaskar was born on 10-07-1949 in Mumbai in the state of Maharashtra, India. He is an Indian Cricket Player, Writer & Cricket Commentator who has played for the Indian national team and Bombay cricket team.

Other Name: Sunil Manohar Gavaskar, Sunny, Little Master
Other Professions: Cricket Commentator Writer

Sunil Gavaskar Complete Bio & Career

Sunil Gavaskar who was also referred as “Little Master” is arguably one of the best test openers that cricket has ever produced. The legacy to play fast bowling which Indian batsmen lagged in those days has been passed on by him. The reason why is also called the greatest batsmen is that the time when he was playing international cricket he had to deal with some of the deadliest fast bowlers ever and that too without helmet protection.
He surpassed Don Bradman’s record of highest Test century and ended his career with 34 Test centuries which was highest at that point of time. He scored 13 hundred against the mighty West Indies team which comprised of some of the best fast bowlers ever. He was instrumental in India winning their first test series in West Indies in 1971 as a scored 774 runs in the four-match Test series which Indian won 1-0.
He was the first test batsman to register 10,000 runs in Test cricket.  He was also the part of the winning team that won 2011 Cricket World Cup and a couple of years later Indian won World Championship in Australia under his captaincy.
Though he was considered as the best test batsman but he has also played some memorable One Day knocks as well. He scored a century off 85 balls against the New Zealand team which was at that time fastest century by an Indian batsman. Gavaskar retired from all forms of the game in 1987 and post-retirement, he took up commentary and is currently a renowned voice in the game of cricket.

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Honours & Awards

Arjuna Award National Sports Award 1975 Cricket
Padma Bhushan Civilian Award 1980 Sports

For his contribution to the Indian cricket, he has been bestowed with the Padma Bhushan award from the Government of India in the year 1980. Some sources claim that he has also received Padma Shri but it’s not true.

Sunil Gavaskar Family, Relatives and Other Relations

He was born to Manohar Gavaskar & Meenal Gavaskar. He has two sisters named Kavita Viswanath (married to cricketer Gundappa Viswanath) & Nutan Gavaskar. He is married to Marshneil Gavaskar and together they have a son named Rohan Gavaskar. Former Indian cricketer Madhav Mantri was his Uncle.

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Body Measurements

Chest Size 40
Biceps Size 14
Waist Size 32
Skin Colour Wheatish
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black

Personal Info

Home Town Bombay, Bombay State, India
Nationality Indian
Religion Hindu
Address Worli, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
School St Xavier's High School, Mumbai
College St. Xavier's College, Mumbai
Qualification Graduate
Hobbies Travelling, Listening Music, Reading
Marital Status Married
Debut Test - vs Windies at Queen's Park Oval, Mar 06, 1971
ODI - vs England at Headingley, Jul 13, 1974
Salary N/A
Net Worth $70 Million
Official Website N/A


Car Collections E60 BMW 5-Series


Favorite Color Black
Favorite Player Sachin Tendulkar
Favorite Sport Cricket
Favorite Actress Madhuri Dixit
Favorite Actor Amitabh Bachchan
Favorite Movie Dil Toh Paagal Hain
Favorite Place Dubai
Favorite Food Fish

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Sunil Gavaskar

  • Sunil Gavaskar, once, played the complete 60 overs of an ODI and scored just 34 runs.
  • In his debut series against the West Indies, he scored 774 which included 4 hundred.
  • He is the only player in the history of test cricket who has scored a double hundred in all 4 innings.
  • He is a huge fan of legendary West Indian batsman Rohan Kanhai and he named his son Rohan after his name.
  • Was mistakenly exchanged in hospital after birth to a fisherman.

Sunil Gavaskar Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

75 years, 0month, 8 days old age Sunil Gavaskar will turn 76 on 10 July, 2025. Only 11 months, 21 days, 11 hours,49 minutes has left for his next birthday.

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Sunil Gavaskar has celebrated the total number of 75 birthdays till date. See the analysis by days count and bar graph.

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