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Famous Quotes of Sunil Gavaskar | The Original Little Master Who Redefined Cricket

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Sunil Gavaskar hailed as one of the greatest and most accomplished opening batsmen in cricket history, showcased unparalleled skills and an unwavering focus throughout his illustrious career. His batting prowess was anchored in flawless technique and an extraordinary ability to defend, making his wicket a formidable challenge for opponents. With a well-balanced approach, he possessed a wide repertoire of strokes, yet prioritized stability over flamboyance, prioritizing the needs of his team above all else. Sachin Tendulkar surpassed Gavaskar’s record for the most Test hundreds, yet numbers alone do not convey Gavaskar’s genuine significance to India.

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He was an excellent captain, with the Indian side winning the ‘Asian Cup’ and the ‘Benson and Hedges World Cup tournaments under his command. He appeared in 125 test matches. Gavaskar began his test career in 1971, during the Indian team’s tour of the West Indies. He was awarded the ‘Arjuna Award in 1975 and the ‘Padma Bhushan’ in 1980. He was also awarded “Wisden’ in 1980. Gavaskar has also written popular cricket novels such as Sunny Days, Idols, Runs and Ruins, and One Day Wonders.

Famous Quotes of Sunil Gavaskar

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Gavaskar on his last wish:

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 “Before dying, my last wish will be to see MS Dhoni’s World Cup Winning Six.”

Sunil Gavaskar on Virat Kohli‘s attitude

“To become a good player, you need talent. To become a great player, you need an attitude like Kohli.”

 Sunil Gavaskar on comparisons of players

“Comparisons are really no good in sport, especially if it is a comparison between different eras and generations, for there are so many variables that come into play, starting from the quality of the opposition to playing conditions.”

Gavaskar on talented players

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“When you sit down and focus on the matches and series that took place during the 12 month period it strikes you just how broad the talent pool is in international cricket is today.”

Gavaskar on MS Dhoni‘s test retirement

“Respect Dhoni’s decision to quit. We should respect his incredible contribution to Indian cricket. Can’t measure in words. Probably his quitting came one Test early.”

Sunil Gavaskar on Sachin Tendulkar

“India’s fortune will depend on how many runs the little champion scores. There is no doubt Tendulkar is the real thing.”

Sunil Gavaskar on Sachin Tendulkar’s 50 Test centuries record

“Well, it’s such a record that you can only compare it with Bob Beamon’s long-jump world record set in the 1968 Olympics in Mexico. At that time it seemed that it would never be broken. Tendulkar’s 50 Test centuries is one such records which doesn’t look like being surpassed”

His words on how to be a perfect Batsman

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“To be a successful batsman, you must keep good eyesight, be in perfect physical condition, have a steady nerve, and possess the ability to get along with the bowlers.”

Sunil Gavaskar on Mindset

“Your mindset and mental toughness play a crucial role in your performance. It’s important to stay positive and back your abilities, even in tough situations.”


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What famous personalities have said about Sunil Gavaskar

Kapil Dev (Former Indian cricketer)

“There is no one in this country who did not want to be  Sunil Gavaskar. Was he the best in the game? No. He was best for the game”.

Rahul Dravid (Former Indian cricketer)

“Mr. Gavaskar had always been a benchmark for all of us. He’s inspired a whole generation of our cricketers.” 

Sir Vivian Richards (Former West Indian cricketer)

“Sunil Gavaskar was the best opening batsman I have ever seen.”

Ian Chappell (Former Australian cricketer)

“Sunil Gavaskar is a batting phenomenon. His concentration and technique are unmatched. He is the ultimate batting machine.”

Rahul Dravid (Former Indian cricketer)

“Sunil Gavaskar was a genius. He could read the game and adapt to any situation. His discipline and focus were unparalleled, and he set the benchmark for opening batsmen around the world.”

Sachin Tendulkar (Former Indian cricketer)

 “Gavaskar was a master of his craft. He knew his strengths and weaknesses and played accordingly. His contribution to Indian cricket and his influence on generations of cricketers cannot be overstated.”

Sunil Gavaskar developed admiration for Indian cricket and instilled professionalism among teammates. He has held several positions with the BCCI and served as the chairman of the ICC cricket committee in addition to his work as a television commentator, analyst, and columnist after his retirement. He is one of the legendary Indian cricketers of all time.


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