Queue of greats: Richard Hadlee, Clive Rice, Kapil Dev, Ian Botham, Malcolm Marshall. Taunton, Somerset, 1984.

Queue of greats: Richard Hadlee, Clive Rice, Kapil Dev, Ian Botham, Malcolm…

Remembering #SunilGavaskar's epic last Test innings - exactly 25 years ago :It’s exactly 25 years since Sunil Gavaskar last played for India. H Natarajan recalls the Little Master’s epic effort in that final innings against Pakistan at Bangalore which has strange coincidences with Sachin Tendulkar’s 100th international hundred on Friday.

Sunil Gavaskar’s epic last Test innings — exactly 25 years ago

Sunil Gavaskar

Sunil Gavaskar

One of the greatest opening batsman of all time, Sunil Gavaskar also holds the dubious record for being dismissed by the first ball of a Test a record three times.  Sunil was born on this day (June 10) in 1949. You can click on the picture to read more about his other achievements.

One of the greatest opening batsman of all time, Sunil Gavaskar also holds the dubious record for being dismissed by the first ball of a Test a record three times. Sunil was born on this day (June 10) in 1949. You can click on the picture to read more about his other achievements.

To a country starved of self-respect, Sunil Gavaskar was a godsend

To a country starved of self-respect, Sunil Gavaskar was a godsend

March 10, 1971.   The 1970/71 series between India and West Indies is also known for the 'Rise of Sunil Gavaskar' in World Cricket!

March The series between India and West Indies is also known for the 'Rise of Sunil Gavaskar' in World Cricket!

March 10, 1971: India beat the West Indies in a Test for the first time - at their 25th attempt. It also happened to be Sunil Gavaskar's debut Test. And a Test in which a West Indian spin bowler took 9/95 in an innings. Click the picture for the complete history.

March India beat the West Indies in a Test for the first time - at their attempt. It also happened to be Sunil Gavaskar's debut Test. And a Test in which a West Indian spin bowler took in an innings. Click the picture for the complete history.

Signed Sunil Gavaskar India Cricket 12x8 Photo - Indian Cricket Legend

Signed Sunil Gavaskar India Cricket 12x8 Photo - Indian Cricket Legend

Inde, Delhi, Cricket, India v England, Sunil Gavaskar vintage print, India Tir

Inde Delhi Cricket India v England Sunil Gavaskar vintage print India Tir

appeared in an 1979 Indian ad (for some soda) with Sunil Gavaskar - See more at: http://www.pakpassion.net/ppforum/showthread.php?28038-Vintage-Photos-of-Pak-Cricketers-but-you-have-to-guess-who-it-is!!/page7#sthash.lSsLOr6C.dpuf

Imran Khan was one of the first Pakistani cricketers to appear in press ads and TV commercials. Here he is seen with Indian batsman, Sunil Gavaskar, in a 1979 ad for Indian soft-drink, Thumbs-up.

Gavaskar scored his 1st Test century on this day @darwinsnews #darwin

Gavaskar scored his Test century on this day sydneys.news

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Super Pskov's Invitational XI Sunil Gavaskar RHB 125 tests, 10122 runs @ HS 34 hundreds, 45 fifties Gavaskar is widely recognised as one

#HWCricketHistory, Sunil Gavaskar added another record to his name, although one which he would not be proud of creating! #Cricket #WorldCup

Sunil Gavaskar added another record to his name, although one which he would not be proud of creating!

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