Sunil Gavaskar: Know the man behind the cricketer

From acting in films to singing songs, Gavaskar managed to live an interesting and illustrious life of which little is known to the masses

Sunil Gavaskar

Gavaskar was also appointed as the 'Sheriff of Mumbai' in 1994. The Sheriff of Mumbai is an apolitical titular position of authority bestowed for one year on a prominent citizen of Mumbai. (Pinterest)

Sunil Gavaskar

Sunil Gavaskar, the former Indian cricketer, is often regarded as one of the greatest opening batsman in Indian Test history. He has several records to his name. He has played as many as 125 Tests, scoring 10,122 runs while becoming the first batsman in the world to reach 10,000 Test runs, with a record of 34 centuries. (Pinterest)

Sunil Gavaskar

Cricket legend Little Master Sunil Gavaskar received Padma Bhushan from President Neelam Sanjiva Reddy in 1980, in recognition of his contribution to the world of Indian Cricket. (Facebook)

Sunil Gavaskar

Gavaskar has written four books on cricket – Sunny Days (autobiography), Idols, Runs n' Ruins and One Day Wonders. (Pinterest)

Sunil Gavaskar

Apart from breaking records in cricket and trying his luck in acting, Gavaskar also sang a Marathi song, “Ya Duniyemadhye Thambayaala Vel Konala”, which became quite popular. The song depicted the similarities between a cricket match and real life. (Pinterest)

Sunil Gavaskar

Besides Cricket, Sunil Gavaskar has also worked in the films. He first starred in a Marathi movie while he was still playing for India. The movie was ‘Savli Premachi’ and came out in 1980. Then, he also did a cameo in Naseeruddin Shah’s film Maalamaal in 1988. (Pinterest)

Sunil Gavaskar

After his retirement in 1987, Gavaskar put his immense cricketing acumen to great use as a popular columnist for some of the leading Indian newspapers and magazines and as a widely respected television commentator. And he has completed more than 25 years into full-time cricket commentary. (Facebook)

Sunil Gavaskar

Sunil Gavaskar was 'honoured and humbled' by Col. CK Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award by BCCI for Cricket in India. Along with a trophy, he received a cheque of Rs 2.5 million as a reward.
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Sunil Gavaskar

Sunil Gavaskar and former Pakistan cricketer Imran Khan have acknowledged that they were very good friends during their playing days. Both of them have admired their abilities on the fields and they have also been great friends off the field, despite the differences between the two countries. (Facebook)