New Delhi: The whole cricket fraternity on Friday took to social media to want ‘Little Master’ Sunil Gavaskar on his 71st birthday. Gavaskar, who’s thought to be one of many best batsmen ever to play the game, held quite a few information and the truth that he was additionally a World Cup winner, places him in elite firm.
Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar referred to Gavaskar as his idol and wrote on Twitter: “I got to meet my idol Gavaskar sir for the first time in 1987. As a 13 year old I couldn’t believe my luck that I was meeting the person I looked up to and wanted to emulate. What a day that was. Wishing you a very happy 71st Birthday sir. Have a healthy and safe year ahead.”
I acquired to satisfy my idol Gavaskar Sir for the primary time in 1987.
As a 13 yr outdated, I couldn’t consider my luck that I used to be assembly the individual I appeared as much as & needed to emulate. What a day that was.😍
Wishing you a really completely happy 71st birthday Sir. Have a wholesome & protected yr forward. pic.twitter.com/u06c37ouDh
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) July 10, 2020
Current Team India Test vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane Tweeted: “Wishing a very happy birthday to Sunil Gavaskar sir. Wish him loads of happiness!”
Wishing a really completely happy birthday to Sunil Gavaskar Sir. Wish him a great deal of happiness!
— Ajinkya Rahane (@ajinkyarahane88) July 10, 2020
Former India cricketer-turned-commentator Sanjay Manjrekar wrote on Twitter: “Why did I want to be a batsman and play for India? Answer: Sunil Gavaskar. Happy Birthday sir!”
Why did I need to be batsman & play for India?
Answer : Sunil Gavaskar.
Happy Birthday sir! 🙏🙏🙏
— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) July 10, 2020
Former India speedster and member of India’s 1983 World Cup profitable group Madan Lal additionally wished Gavaskar on Twitter and wrote: “Happy Birthday to among the best opening batsmen the world has ever seen! Sunny bhai wishing you one of the best of well being and happiness. Have an exquisite day! #SunilGavaskar.
Current BCCI Secretary Jay Shah tweeted: “From being the primary batsman to attain 10,000 Test runs to India’s batting mainstay within the 70s and 80s, his contribution to Indian cricket is unparalleled. Wishing the legend Sunil Gavaskar ji a really completely happy birthday. Praying in your good well being and longevity.”
Happy Birthday to at least one one of the best opening batsmen the world has ever seen! Sunny bhai wishing you one of the best of well being & happiness!! Have an exquisite day! #SunilGavaskar pic.twitter.com/d5FbWEZBXE
— Madan Lal (@MadanLal1983) July 10, 2020
ICC highlighted Gavaskar’s biggest achievements as they wrote on their Twitter deal with: “First batsmen to score 10,000 Test runs. First batsmen to score centuries in both innings of a Test thrice. Held the record for most number of Test tons till 2005. First India fielder to claim 100 Test catches. Happy Birthday to the legendary cricketer Sunil Gavaskar.”