Former Indian batsman Sunil Gavaskar turned 70 years on Wednesday He was the first one to scale 10,000 runs in Test cricket and held most of the batting records before Sachin Tendulkar broke them.
Born 10 July 1949, Gavaskar set plenty of world records during his career. Most Test runs and most Test centuries scored by any batsman were the two main records held by him for quite some time.
The record of 34 Test centuries was intact for almost two decades but later it was broken by another Mumbai legend Sachin Tendulkar in December 2005.
On the occasion of his birthday, wishes poured in from all corners as people took to Twitter and paid tribute to him. Here are some of the tweets that came in for the current commentator:
Wishing a very happy birthday to an extremely special man, whose passion for the game even to this day is an inspiration for us… just as his batting was!
May God always keep you happy and healthy Gavaskar Sir. pic.twitter.com/C2UOnvNyYI
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) July 10, 2019
Might be turning 70 but still looks 40 the great man. Happy bday S 👍🏻 https://t.co/4k0zuC5G5y
— Michael Clarke (@MClarke23) July 10, 2019
— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) July 10, 2019
Happy Birthday Sunil Gavaskar
First to reach 10000 Test Runs
Most Test Hundreds v West Indies (13)
Most Runs in Debut Series (774 v West Indies)
Only player to score Test Double Hundred in all 4 innings.
Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1980
World Cup Winner, 1983#TeamIndia pic.twitter.com/IbyEbCc9ts
— Cricketopia (@CricketopiaCom) July 9, 2019
— BCCI (@BCCI) July 10, 2019