Sunil Gavaskar Turns 69: Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman & Virender Sehwag Send Warm Birthday Wishes to the Legend
Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman & Virender Sehwag Send Warm Birthday Wishes to the Legend (Photo Credits: Getty Images)

Legendary cricketer Sunil Gavaskar turns 69 today. The Little Master unarguably is one of the best batsmen produced by Indian cricket. Having  fathom records against his name, the right-hander has scored over 10,000 test runs with an average of 51. 12. Needless to say that Gavaskar’s fan base goes beyond India. On his birthday, Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman and Virender Sehwag sent their warm wishes to the legendary cricketer.

Known for his wit, Virender Sehwag had a unique way of wishing the legend. He took to Twitter and wrote, “Today, #SunnySideUp ,for a man who taught a- not very high on confidence generation , 'Fusfusana Band-India bano Dabanng'. He was  truly a Dabanng for his courage to face bowlers who looked like killing you,without any fear and protective gear. Happy Birthday Sunil Gavaskar.”

Sachin Tendulkar posted a tweet in Marathi which read, “आपल्या कौशल्यपूर्ण खेळीने क्रिकेटच्या मैदानावर असंख्य सामने जिंकून, चाहत्यांची मने जिंकणार्या, महान क्रिकेटपटू, Sunil Gavaskar, यांना वाढदिवसाच्या हार्दिक शुभेच्छा. तुम्हाला पुढील वर्ष सुखाचे जावो.”

VVS Laxman too wished his childhood hero and tweeted, “Birthday Greetings to my childhood hero and inspiration, Sunil Gavaskar. Playing fearlessly against the most fearsome bowlers in their own conditions, he instilled courage and belief in many young Indian batsmen. Have a great day and year ahead, Sunny Bhai.”

Apart from being an amazing batsman, Gavaskar was also a fine slip fielder and his safe catching in the slips helped him become the first Indian (excluding wicket-keepers) to take over a hundred catches in Test matches.