Legendary cricketer Sunil Gavaskar will be presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Sports Journalists' Association of Mumbai on December 11. A World Cup winner with the Indian cricket team in 1983, the Little Master has been providing his services to Indian cricket for over 50 years.
Apart from becoming the first cricketer to reach 10,000 Test runs, Sunil Gavaskar's life as a cricketer is filled with many achievements. The original Little Master of cricket was a part of the Indian team, led by Kapil Dev, that won the third Prudential World Cup in 1983. He was also the captain of the Indian team that won the Benson and Hedges World Championship tournament in Australia in 1985. Post-retirement, the former Indian opener has entertained the fans with his views and opinions as a commentator.
As part of its golden jubilee celebrations, the Sports Journalists' Association of Mumbai (SJAM) has decided to present the legendary batsman with the Lifetime Achievement award on December 11 at the Cricket Club of India. The award will be presented to Gavaskar on the fourth day of the fourth Test match between India and England at the Wankhede Stadium, a media release from SJAM said on Friday.
Gavaskar played 125 Test matches and scored 10,122 runs with 34 centuries. He also represented India in 108 ODIs tallying over 3,000 runs.