Sunil Gavaskar Birthday: Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag Lead Wishes For Former India Captain | Cricket News

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Several former and current cricketers along with club franchises wished former Indian cricket team captain Sunil Gavaskar on his 72nd birthday. Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Harbhajan Singh, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) among others posted their birthday wishes on social media for the legendary batsman. Gavaskar, who is now one of the most well-known commentators, was part of the Indian team that won the 1983 World Cup under the leadership of Kapil Dev at the famous Lord’s cricket ground in London.

The BCCI listed few of Gavaskar’s achievements and wrote on Twitter, “1983 World Cup-winner, 233 international games, 13,214 international runs, First batsman to register 10,000 runs in Tests. Here’s wishing Sunil Gavaskar – former #TeamIndia captain & one of the finest batsmen to have ever graced the game – a very happy birthday.”

Sachin Tendulkar shared a video message for Gavaskar, wishing him “a year full of good health and happiness”.

BCCI Secretary Jay Shah wrote, “Happy 72nd birthday to the batting legend of Indian Cricket and the 1st ever batsman to score 10,000 Test runs. The sheer courage you showed while facing the fiercest bowlers will always remain unmatched. Wish you a great health and prosperity Shri #SunilGavaskar.”

Sehwag also wished Gavaskar in his unique style and shared a small clip with the caption, “Chal Phut. This is what the great #SunilGavaskar said to bowlers trying their best to get him out. Happy Birthday to the legend, Sunny Bhai. Aise hi fodte rahiye :).”

Many others wished the former Indian captain.

Gavaskar played 125 Tests for India, scoring 10,122 runs with 34 hundreds. He also represented the country in the ODI format, playing 108 matches.

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