“Little Master” of The World Cricket Glorified by Lifetime Award

Former Indian captain and the member of the World Cup winning squad of 1983 Sunil Gavaskar will be awarded with the most prestigious Col CK Nayudu Lifetime Achievement award at the annual BCCI awards function.
The BCCI Committee for Col CK Nayudu Lifetime Achievement award decided to honour its one of the best opener of the Indian Cricket history. The award comprises a trophy, citation and a cheque for Rs 25 lakh. Gavaskar will receive the honour at the BCCI Awards Ceremony, to be held shortly.

Truly The “Little Master”:-

The former Padma Bhushan Accolade holder is vastly known for the values and the respect he has gained internationally for Indian Cricket. Gavaskar as a skipper guided India not only to many great victories but also taught moral values of professionalism to his team mates. He is the true masterpiece of the classic shots and techniques. An adorable defence and a good fielding style at the slip are enough to include him in the all time master’s squad of cricket.

Sunil Gavaskar is a show piece of a solid and consistent performance in the batting style for India. May be the records made by him are recorded in the Wisden within few pages but the vast contribution to Indian Cricket can’t be quoted by the word from any language or dictionary in the world. He is a remarkable class of his own type.

Records:-

  • He scored 774 runs in his debut test series against the mighty West Indies. He is also know as the sole batsmen in India or the world to bat without helmet against the great fast bowlers of Australia, West Indies, Pakistan and England.
  • He was the first batsman to score 10,000 runs in Tests, and the first to play 100 consecutive Tests.
  • He was the first batsman to score hundreds in each innings of a Test thrice and was the first batsman to surpass Sir Don Bradman’s tally of 29 Test centuries.
  • His fantabulous record of 34 test centuries was unbreakable for almost 2 decades which was however broken by Sachin Tendulkar in 2005.
  • As stated by Harsha Bhogle on Sunil Gavaskar “ His numbers were stellar, but more important, to a country starved of self-respect, he was a godsend.”

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