Former India captain and batting legend Sunil Gavaskar was on Saturday felicitated by the BCCI on the fiftieth anniversary of his Test debut.
The 71-year-old former skipper obtained a commemorative Test cap from BCCI Secretary Jay Shah throughout the lunch break on day three of the fourth and closing Test between India and England on the Narendra Modi Stadium right here.
“Celebrating 50 glorious years of the legendary former #TeamIndia Captain Mr. Sunil Gavaskar’s Test debut today,” the BCCI tweeted.
Celebrating 50 years of Sunil Gavaskar’s Test debut 👏👏
— BCCI (@BCCI) March 6, 2021
Shah additionally posted footage of the temporary ceremony on his official Twitter deal with.
“Join me in celebrating the 50th anniversary of Shri Sunil Gavaskar Ji’s Test debut for India. It is indeed a momentous occasion for all Indians and we are getting to celebrate it at the world’s largest cricket facility Narendra Modi Stadium,” he wrote.
A veteran of the sport, Gavaskar featured in 125 Tests, 108 ODIs between 1971-1987, amassing 10,122 and three,092 respectively. He was additionally part of the 1983 World Cup-winning facet.
Gavaskar held the document for scoring most tons in Test cricket till Sachin Tendulkar surpassed his tally in 2005.
In his debut match in opposition to the West Indies, Gavaskar notched up half centuries in each innings, scoring 65 within the first and remaining unbeaten on 67 within the second essay.
India received that recreation by seven wickets and the went on to win the sequence 1-0.