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    Sunil Gavaskar turns 71; BCCI, Laxman, Mithali Raj wish 'bravest opening batsman'

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    BCCI Secretary Jay Shah prayed for Gavaskar’s good health and prosperity.

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    Suresh Raina also sent out a tweet, calling Gavaskar the ‘master of Indian cricket’.
    Seldom in cricket there comes a legend who earns a special place in the hearts of viewers. Sunil Gavaskar, the first batsman to score 10,000 runs in a test match and accomplish several other incredible feats, is one such legend.

    On the cricket maestro’s 71st birthday, several cricket stars, including the likes of Suresh Raina, Ajinkya Rahane took to Twitter to send him best wishes.

    BCCI (Board of Cricket Control in India) posted a tweet, listing all the major achievements of the batting legend - from winning the world cup to scoring the most number of runs in debut Test series.

    ICC followed in BCCI’s footsteps and listed some records made by Gavaskar, including being the first Indian fielder to claim 100 Test catches.

    Muhammad Kaif wrote a heartfelt post, talking about how he had often heard tales of Gavaskar batting without a helmet and that he is ‘fortunate enough’ to hear those tales from the legend himself.

    Suresh Raina also sent out a tweet, calling Gavaskar the ‘master of Indian cricket’. “You will always be loved by all the Cricket fans,” wrote Raina.

    VVS Laxman reflected on some of the best times he had spent with Gavaskar in the commentary box and thanked the maestro for inspiring him over the years.

    Cricketer Mithali Raj called Gavaskar “most prolific , and bravest opening batsman and a fine commentator.”

    BCCI Secretary Jay Shah prayed for Gavaskar’s good health and prosperity.



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