The noted Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar has completed his 50 years of iconic Test debut against the West Indies. Gavaskar went on to become a legend of the game and is considered one of the finest opening batsmen of all time.
On March 6, the celebrated former batsman has made yet another debut. This time, Gavaskar joined one of the most popular social media platforms Instagram. Rohan Gavaskar, the son of the cricket commentator took to Twitter and wrote, “Another debut !! This time on Instagram.”
Check out the tweet:
Another debut !! This time on Instagram pic.twitter.com/MuYNQu3UDM
— Rohan Gavaskar (@rohangava9) March 6, 2021
Have a look at Sunil Gavaskar’s Instagram profile:
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Sunil Gavaskar’s 50th cricket anniversary:
On his Test debut’s 50th anniversary, former cricketers and fans flooded Twitter with heartwarming messages for the legendary Indian cricketer.
In this episode, Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar paid tribute to the legend. He wrote, “”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.”
“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.
A tribute to My Idol! 🏏🙏🏼 pic.twitter.com/l6nP89pUQi
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) March 6, 2021
Gavaskar played 125 Tests and scored 10,122 runs at an average of 51.12. He also smashed 34 centuries and 45 half-centuries in the longest format of the game.