March 6, 2021: Sunil Gavaskar, the legendary Indian opener, marks the 50th anniversary of his Test debut today. On March 6, 1971, Gavaskar made his Test debut for India at Trinidad against the West Indies. That Test match is remembered in Indian folklore as Ajit Wadekar and his men clinched a maiden win in the Caribbean. India then went on to win the Test series 1-0. Niche Sports marks the occasion with a series of six interesting anecdotes from Gavaskar’s cricketing journey. Sunil Gavaskar’s 50th Anniversary of Test Debut: BCCI Felicitates Former India Skipper For His Contribution to Indian Cricket.
Devendra Prabhudesai, the author of SMG: A Biography on Sunil Manohar Gavaskar, joined Niche Sports to discuss the anecdotes. Did you know that there was a series of comics based on Gavaskar in the 1980s? Or that he once had to once scale a wall to avoid the gaze of the media in Chandigarh? Niche Sports brings you such anecdotes on this great occasion. Why Dinesh Karthik Was Named So? Know the Sunil Gavaskar Connection.
Sunil Gavaskar’s Letter to Young Sachin Tendulkar
ABOUT NICHE SPORTS
With an aim to make a dent on the digital realm of sport, Niche Sports was an idea conceived during the lockdown amid the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Niche Sports aims to bring you previews, reviews, anecdotes, analysis etc in a different light. Led by sports presenter Nishad Pai Vaidya, the channel aims to also present inspirational content. In partnership with Sachin Bajaj and his Global Cricket School, Niche Sports brings to you chats with some well-known personalities of the sporting world.
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