Sunil Gavaskar

Sunil Gavaskar Biography

Posted by | Vishnu Das on | November 18, 2023

Date of Birth

10 / July / 1949


75 Years



Sunil Manohar Gavaskar, born 10 July 1949, is an Indian cricket commentator who was a former cricketer and a former player for Bombay and India from 1971 to 1987. Gavaskar is regarded as one of the most important opening batsmen in history.

Sunil Gavaskar Height, Age, Wife, Family, Biography & More

Gavaskar was widely respected for his techniques against fast bowling. He had a particularly high average of 65.45 against West Indies. This was even though they had a four-pronged fast bowling attack which is widely considered to be the most brutal in Test history.


He was born Manohar Gavaskar, and Meenal Gavaskar was his mother. Sunil Gavaskar is the brother of two sisters, Kavita Viswanath Gavaskar, and Nutan Gavaskar. Sunil Gavaskar was born to a baby from a fisherman. His uncle realized that the child had a birthmark right next to his ear and that he wasn’t Sunil. Sunil was raised in middle-class homes.

Nutan Gavaskar Sunil Gavaskar Sister

Nutan Gavaskar Sunil Gavaskar Sister

Marshneil Gavaskar Sunil Gavaskar Wife

Marshneil Gavaskar Sunil Gavaskar Wife

Rohan Gavaskar Sunil Gavaskar Son

Rohan Gavaskar Sunil Gavaskar Son

Early Life

Sunil Gavaskar, a Mumbai native, was born on 10 July 1949. He began playing Cricket at the age of seven. Sunil Gavaskar was named the Indian Best Schoolboy Cricket Player of 1966. He was a School Cricket player who had scored scores of 246*, 222, and 85 runs. In 1968/69, he made his debut in Ranji Trophy with a match against Karnataka. However, he was out for a score of 0 and scored a duck.


Sunil Gavaskar received his primary education at St. Xavier’s School. This school was well-known for its cricketing traditions. He played a lot of cricket while in school and was named the best schoolboy cricketer for India in 1966. He made his debut in the first Class while playing for Vazir Singh Colts, XI from 1966 to 1967.

Personal Life

Gavaskar was born in Marathi to Meenal (nee Mantri), and Manohar Gavaskar. He is now married to Marshneill Gavaskar(nee Mehrotra), the daughter of a Kanpur leather worker. Rohan, their son, was born in Kanpur and played 11 One Day Internationals for India. However, he could not secure his place on the team. His height is Feet Inches  5 4 and his weight is 70 kg.

International Career

Gavaskar’s first series against West Indies is perhaps the most remarkable debut by an international cricketer. He stood tall and rose against the best team in their home country, with their devastating bowling lineup, as no one else has done. The Sunil Gavaskar Calypso was in the West Indies.

Domestic Debut

Sunil Gavaskar, a Marathi child of middle-class parents was born in Mumbai. He played for St. Xavier’s High School in 1966 and was named India’s Best Schoolboy cricketer. In his final year of secondary school, he scored scores of 246* and 222 in school cricket before scoring a century against the London schoolboys.

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Other Achievements

He was conferred Padma Bhushan and appointed honorary Sheriff in Mumbai in 1994. He is the chairman of the ICC Cricket Committee and has been the advisor to the Indian Cricket team. A Test Cricket Series between Australia and India has been named in his honor as the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.

Net Worth 2023

Sunil Gavaskar has a net worth of $30 million US or 220 crore rupees. He is paid an annual salary of Rs 12 Crore. Sunil Gavaskar, a match analyst for Indian matches in India, earns 35.92 Crores INR and an additional 18.9 Crores INR for the same position in the IPL.

Net Worth (2023) $30 Million US
Net Worth In Indian Rupees 220 Crore INR
Profession Cricketer
Monthly Income And Salary 1 Crore +
Yearly Income 12 Crore +
Last Updated 2023

Favorites Things

Favorite Actor Paul Newman
Favorite Actress Nargis
Favorite Singer Kishore Kumar
Favorite Social media platform Instagram
Favorite food Italian
Favorite Cricketer AB de Villiers
Favorite Sportsperson Muhammad Ali
Hobbies Movie
Favorite Stadium Lord’s
Favorite shot Cover Drive

Sunil Gavaskar Retirement Date

Test- 13/03/87 vs Pakistan at Bangalore ODI – 5/11/87 vs England in Mumbai

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Body Measurements Not Yet Update
Birth Place Bombay (now Mumbai) Maharashtra India
Children Son: Rohan Gavaskar
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Salt and pepper
Height In CM 163 CM
Height In Meter 1.63 M
Nationality Indian
Parents Father: Manohar Gavaskar
Mother: Meenal Gavaskar
Profession Cricketer
Siblings Sisters: Nutan Gavaskar, Kavita Viswanath
Spous Marshneil Gavaskar
Weight 70 Kg
154 Lbs
Zodiac Sign Cancer


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