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Sunil Gavaskar represented India in 125 Tests from 1970-71 to 1986-87. He scored a record 774 runs in his debut series in the West Indies.
In the World Championship of Cricket in 1984-85, India became the Champion under Sunil Gavaskar’s Captaincy.
Sunil Gavaskar was the first batsman:
- to score 10,000 runs in Tests
- to play 100 consecutive Tests
- to score hundreds in each innings of a Test thrice.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has decided to confer the ‘Col. C.K.Nayudu Life Time Achievement Award to Sunil Gavaskar.
The ‘Col. C.K.Nayudu Life Time Achievement Award comprises;
- a trophy,
- citation and
- cheque for Rs.25 lakh.
• Vijay Merchant,
• Vinoo Mankad,
• Dattu Phadkar,
• Vijay Manjrekar,
• Ghulam Ahmed,
• M.L. Jaisimhab and
• Dilip Sardesai.