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Sunil Gavaskar

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Statistical Record (Test) 

Test debut:
v West Indies at Port of Spain, 1970-71. He was then aged 21 years and 240 days
Last Test:
v Pakistan at Bangalore, 1986-87
Highest Test score:
236* v West Indies at Madras, 1983-84
Best Test bowling:
1-34 v Pakistan at Faisalabad, 1978-79
Test captaincy record:
(from Jan'76 to Feb'85 : P47, W9, L8, D30).
  
Batting Match Innings NO Runs HS Avg. 100 50 Ct   
125 214 16 10122 236* 51.12 34 45 108  
Bowling Balls R W Avg. Best 5 R/O      
  380 206 1 206.00 1-34 - 3.25      
Statistical Record (ODI) 

ODI debut:
v England at Leeds, 13-7-1974
Last ODI:
v England at Mumbai, 5-11-1987
Highest ODI score:
103* v New Zealand at Nagpur, 31-10-1987
Best ODI bowling:
1-10 v Pakistan at Sialkot, 13-10-1978
ODI captaincy record:
(from Dec'80 to March'85 : P37, W14, L21, NR2)
 
Batting Match Innings NO Runs HS Avg. 100 50 Ct   
107 102 14 3087 103* 35.87 1 27 22  
Bowling Balls R W Avg. Best 5 R/O      
  20 25 1 25.00 1-10 - 7.50      

Some of his Achievements
  • The first cricketer to score 10,000 runs in Test cricket.
  • Highest number of centuries - 34.
  • The only cricketer to hit a century in each innings of a Test thrice. 
  • Only cricketer to score 1000 runs or more in a calendar year on 4 occasions.
  • Only cricketer to score 5000 runs or more abroad. 
  • The cricketer to make fastest 1000 runs - in 78 days and 6 Tests. 
  • The only cricketer to top score in both the completed innings of a Test on five occasions. 
  • The only cricketer to top score in 58 completed innings. 
  • The only cricketer to have the highest match aggregate on 36 occasions. 
  • Highest runs (774) by a debutant. 
  • Highest runs by any player in a series (774) against West Indies. 
  • Maximum number of runs and centuries scored by a player against West Indies - 2749 runs and 13 centuries. 
  • Only cricketer to score 4 consecutive centuries at 2 venues - Port of Spain and Wankhede. 
  • The only cricketer to hit hundreds in 3 consecutive innings twice.
  • Only cricketer with 58-century partnership with 18 different players.
     

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