Sunil Gavaskar Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Sunil Gavaskar Quick Info
Height 5 ft 5 in
Weight 72 kg
Date of Birth July 10, 1949
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Spouse Marshneill Mehrotra

Sunil Gavaskar is a former Indian cricketer who played for the national cricket team from the 1970s to the 1980s. During his decade long cricket stint, Sunil was regarded as one of the best Test innings batsmen in the history of Test cricket. He is a record-setting batsman who once held the record for the highest number of centuries made in Test innings and also for scoring centuries in both innings of Test innings thrice.

Born Name

Sunil Manohar Gavaskar

Nick Name

Sunny, Little Master

Sunil Gavaskar as seen in a picture taken on April 12, 2011 in Mumbai after his arrival from Kolkata
Sunil Gavaskar as seen in a picture taken on April 12, 2011, in Mumbai after his arrival from Kolkata (Bollywood Hungama / Wikimedia / CC BY 3.0)

Sun Sign

Cancer

Born Place

Bombay, Bombay State, India

Residence

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Nationality

Indian

Education

Sunil studied at St Xavier’s High School, Fort before attending the prestigious St. Xavier’s College.

Occupation

Former Cricketer

Family

  • Father – Manohar Gavaskar
  • Mother – Meenal Mantri
  • Siblings – Kavita Viswanath (Sister), Nutan Gavaskar (Sister) (Former Cricketer)
  • Others – Madhav Mantri (Uncle) (Former Cricketer), Gundappa Viswanath (Brother-In-Law) (Former Cricketer)

Build

Average

Height

5 ft 5 in or 165 cm

Weight

72 kg or 159 kg

Girlfriend / Spouse

Sunil’s name has been linked with –

  1. Marshneill Mehrotra – They have a son named Rohan Gavaskar (b. February 20, 1976).
Sunil Gavaskar as seen in a picture with Prime Minister Narendra Modi taken on December 6, 2014
Sunil Gavaskar as seen in a picture with Prime Minister Narendra Modi taken on December 6, 2014 (Narendra Modi / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Race / Ethnicity

Asian (Indian)

Hair Color

Salt & Pepper

Due to Sunil’s age, his hair has white strands.

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Nubian nose
  • Short height

Religion

Hinduism

Sunil Gavaskar as seen in a picture taken on the set of Sony Max on August 10, 2012
Sunil Gavaskar as seen in a picture taken on the set of Sony Max on August 10, 2012 (Bollywood Hungama / Wikimedia / CC BY 3.0)

Sunil Gavaskar Favorite Things

  • Cricketer – Rohan Kanhai, M. L. Jaisimha, Gundappa Vishwanath

SourceWikipedia

Sunil Gavaskar as seen in a picture taken on November 3, 2012
Sunil Gavaskar as seen in a picture taken on November 3, 2012 (Bollywood Hungama / CC BY 3.0)

Sunil Gavaskar Facts

  1. At birth, Sunil was mistakenly exchanged with the baby of a fisherwoman. It was his uncle who had spotted the mole near his left ear at the time of his birth and found it to be missing the following day. Later, both infants were returned to their families.
  2. He was raised in Bombay by a family of Marathi heritage.
  3. In 1966, while playing for his school, he was named “India’s Best Schoolboy Cricketer of the year.”
  4. Sunil played his first-class match against an XI from Dungarpur as a team member of the Vazir Sultan Colts XI at the 1966-1967 match.
  5. He played the Ranji Trophy from Bombay.
  6. Sunil inherited his love for the sport as his sister Nutan and Madhav were also well-known cricketers.
  7. In 1974, during a match at Old Trafford against England, Gavaskar asked umpire Dickie Bird to trim his hair as they hampered with his view.
  8. Initially, he had wanted to be a wrestler as he was a huge fan of Maruthi Vader. However, his need for one of India’s test team pullovers made him change his mind.
  9. In 1985, Sunil co-founded India’s first sports management company under the title, Professional Management Group. However, in 2017, Sunil was asked by the BCCI to choose between sports management or commentary. According to sources, Sunil may have shut down the sports management wing but kept the other sections of the company running.
  10. There is a calypso in his named titled, “Gavaskar Calypso” which was sung by a Trinidadian calypso singer, Lord Relator.
  11. Gavaskar is very afraid of dogs. He once locked himself in a phone booth as English cricketer Ian Botham stood in front of it with a large dog.
  12. He is a strong believer in the teachings of Sri Sathya Sai Baba.

Featured Image By Bollywood Hungama / Wikimedia / CC BY 3.0

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