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Sunil Gavaskar

About Sunil Gavaskar

Sunil Gavaskar is a former Indian cricket. He is currently a columnist, commentator and a cricket analyst. Widely regarded as one of the greatest opening batsman in Test match history, Gavaskar set world records during his career for the most runs and most centuries scored by any batsman. In February 09, he is honorared with a Doctor of Sciences by the D Y Patil University at an exclusive convocation in Mumbai.

Personal Biography

Sunil Gavaskar is a devotee of Swami Sri Satya Sai Baba.

Professional Biography

Cricketing performance

Gavaskar held the record of 34 Test centuries for almost two decades before Sachin Tendulkar broke it in December 2005.


Association with IPL

Gavaskar is a member of Indian Premier League (IPL) tribunal.

Other Professional information

In April 09, Shah Rukh Khan slammed Gavaskar for criticizing John Buchanan.

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