New Delhi: As exceptional opener of all time Sunil Gavaskar celebrates his 69th birthday, wishes come from all corners of the world.
Sunil Gavaskar, 69, is the first man to secure 10,000 runs in Tests. He was also a record-breaking fieldsman and been named as the recipient of the Col CK Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award by BCCI for Cricket in India in 2012.
Often referred to as "Cricket’s Napoleon", Sunil Gavaskar has been an inspiration for many aspiring cricketers, encouraging them to be as fearless and passionate about the game. He has always been the most eminent personality in cricket fraternity.
Here's how people have wished:
One of the finest openers of all time.
The first man to pass 10,000 Test runs.
A stunning 34 Test centuries.
Happy birthday to one of India's true legends, Sunil Gavaskar! pic.twitter.com/hAaKsW3A42
— ICC (@ICC) July 10, 2018
Today, #SunnySideUp ,for a man who taught a- not very high on confidence generation , 'Fusfusana Band-India bano Dabanng'. He was truly a Dabanng for his courage to face bowlers who looked like killing you,without any fear and protective gear.
Happy Birthday Sunil Gavaskar. pic.twitter.com/UDxL12QsrQ
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) July 10, 2018
Birthday greetings to the legendary cricketer Sunil Gavaskar
— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) July 10, 2018
Birthday Greetings to my childhood hero and inspiration, Sunil Gavaskar. Playing fearlessly against the most fearsome bowlers in their own conditions, he instilled courage and belief in many young Indian batsmen. Have a great day and year ahead, Sunny Bhai pic.twitter.com/Odv84zHKPA
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) July 10, 2018
Happy Birthday to the man who inspired a generation of Cricket lovers. The man who defined a new era in batsmanship with his courage and skills. Happy Birthday Sunil Gavaskar sir ! pic.twitter.com/WxyXk6AiGg
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) July 10, 2018
Apart from his cricketing career, Sunil 'Sunny' Gavaskar has been versatile by getting involved in acting, singing, police service. He was the first cricketer to play 100 consecutive test matches. Also, the only cricketer to score 4 consecutive centuries at 2 venues.