Gavaskar, the former Indian skipper, celebrated the 50th anniversary of his Test debut on Saturday. Richards praised the former Indian cricketer for a “spectacular career”.
“Congratulations to Sunil on his 50th anniversary on a spectacular start to his career. This man is an icon and an inspiration for generations to come. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to send him back to my early days. mean a lot to get good results. know, ”Richards tweeted.
Congratulations to Sunil on his 50th anniversary of a spectacular start to his career. Man is an icon and an inspiration… https://t.co/sllSOhUblF
– Sir Vivian Richards (@ivivianrichards) 1615043291000
Earlier today, BCCI congratulated Gavaskar on his contribution to Indian cricket as secretary Jay Shah honored the stick during the lunch break on day three of the fourth test between India and England at Narendra Modi Stadium .
Gavaskar made his test debut on March 6, 1971 against the West Indies in Port of Spain, Trinidad. Over the course of his career, Gavaskar broke numerous batting records and established himself as one of the best batsmen to ever play the game.
Celebrating 50 Years of Sunil Gavaskar’s Test Debut 👏👏The cricket world paid tribute to the legendary former I… https://t.co/bkNbbrycdt
– BCCI (@BCCI) 1615016605000
India visited the West Indies during the 1970-71 cricket season for a series of five tests. The series turned out to be one of the most memorable as India won its very first round of tests against the West Indies.
India, led by Ajit Wadekar, emerged victorious 1-0 in the five-game series and Gavaskar finished as the race’s top scorer, recording four centuries including a double ton. During his career, Gavaskar has performed 125 tests and 108 ODIs for India. He was also part of the victories in the 1983 World Cup victory and the 1985 World Cricket Championship.