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Sunil Gavaskar Net Worth

Sunil Gavaskar Net Worth is
$30 Million

Sunil Gavaskar Biography

Sunil Manohar Gavaskar was born on the 10th July 1949, in Bombay, Maharashtra, India and is a former cricketer. He was captain of the Indian team in 47 test matches and 37 one-day international cricket matches (ODIs). Gavaskar is considered to be one of the best opening batsmen in the history of cricket. Sunil played cricket professionally from 1971 to 1987.

How rich is the former cricketer? It has been estimated by authoritative sources that the outright size of Sunil Gavaskar’s net worth is as much as $30 million, as of the data presented in the middle of 2017. Sport is the main source of Gavaskar’s wealth.

Sunil Gavaskar Net Worth $30 Million

To begin with, Sunil was raised in Bombay. In 1966, he became India’s Best Schoolboy Cricketer, while successfully representing the cricket team of St. Xavier’s College, as a star batter.

Concerning his professional career, he debuted on the 6th March 1971. During his long spanned career, he established many batting records – he was the first Indian to score four centuries (a minimum of 100 runs) in a series of tests. With his performance, he played a significant role concerning the fact that the Indian team was able to win a test series against the West Indies in the Caribbean for the first time ever. In total, Gavaskar completed 125 test matches, and scored 10122 runs (51.12 runs per wicket), the first cricket player ever to score 10,000 test runs. In addition, he scored 34 test centuries – this record was broken in 2005 by his countryman Sachin Tendulkar.

In addition, Sunil completed a total of 108 ODIs for India, in which he scored 3092 runs (35.13 runs per wicket). He also participated in four World Cricket Championships with the Indian team (in 1975, 1979 , 1983 and 1987 ), the team winning the tournament in 1983. It is worth mentioning the fact that Gavaskar became one of the five Wisden Cricketers of the Year in 1980. He played his last ODI on the 5th November 1987. In 2009, he was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame.

Furthermore, after retirement he served as the Sheriff of Mumbai (honorary position) in 1994. Gavaskar has also worked as a sports commentator. Several books written by Sunil have been published, including his autobiography “Sunny Days”, and others include “One Day Wonders”, “Runs n’ Ruins” and “Idols”, which were all very popular, too. In 2004, he took the position of advisor for the national cricket team of India in the series against Australia. Gavaskar served as a Chairman of ICC Cricket Committee. In 2012, he received the Col CK Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award for Cricket.

Sunil also appeared in the film “Savli Premachi” in Marathi, but without notable success, and guested in a couple of other movies too. To conclude, all the above mentioned engagements have added sums to the size of Gavaskar’s net worth and popularity.

Finally, in the personal life of Sunil Gavaskar, he is married to Marchneill Gavaskar – they have a son called Rohan Gavaskar, who also plays cricket.

Known for movies

Quick Facts

Full NameSunil Gavaskar
Net Worth$30 Million
Date Of BirthJuly 10, 1949
Place Of BirthBombay, Bombay State, Dominion of India now Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Height5' 4" (1.63 m)
ProfessionFormer cricketer, Interim BCCI President - 7th Season of Indian Premier League (2014), Cricket Commentator
EducationSt Xavier's College, Bombay University
NationalityIndian
SpouseMarshneill Gavaskar (née Mehrotra)
ChildrenRohan Gavaskar
ParentsMeenal Gavaskar, Manohar Gavaskar
SiblingsKavita Viswanath, Nutan Gavaskar
Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/sunil.gavaskar.92
Twitterhttps://twitter.com/gavaskarndtv?lang=en
Wikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/?curid=176793
AwardsIndian civilian honours - Padma Shri , Padma Bhushan, Col CK Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award for Cricket in India (2012), The Border-Gavaskar Trophy has been instituted in his (co-)honour, Man of the Match awards (England - 1982, Sri Lanka - 1986-1987, New Zealand- 1987)
NominationsFirst Test batsman to score 10,000 Test Runs in a Career, No 12 on the group of 13 players with 10,000+ Test Runs, India's Best Schoolboy Cricketer of the year (1966), One of the Wisden cricketers of the year (1980)
MoviesLegends of Cricket: India (2008), Maalamaal (1988), Fire in Babylon (2010, documentary), Kabhi Ajnabi Thé (1985)
TV ShowsESPN's Legends of Cricket (2001-), Sunil Gavaskar Presents (1987-), Sky Sports Cricket (1990-), Inside Edge (2017), Indian Summer: The Story of the 1983 World Cup (2008), BBC TV Cricket (1971-1987)


Interesting Facts

#Fact
1He is now a renowned cricket commentator.
2Member of India's cricket team (1971-1987).
3Considered one of the greatest opening batsmen of all time.


Filmography

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Kabhi Ajnabi Thé1985Cricketer

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Indian Premier League2012-2013TV SeriesHimself - Commentator / Himself - Commenator
Indian Summer: The Story of the 1983 World Cup2008VideoHimself
Legends of Cricket: India2008VideoHimself
Cricket on Five2007TV SeriesHimself - Commentator
ESPN's Legends of Cricket2001TV SeriesHimself
Sky Sports Cricket1990TV SeriesHimself - Commentator (1999-)
Maalamaal1988Himself
Sunil Gavaskar Presents1987TV SeriesHimself - Host
Reliance World Cup Cricket 19871987TV Mini-SeriesHimself
BBC TV Cricket1971-1987TV SeriesHimself
Channel Nine Cricket1985TV SeriesHimself
Prudential World Cup Cricket 19831983TV Mini-SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Fire in Babylon2010DocumentaryHimself
Richie Benaud's Greatest XI2004VideoHimself
Century of Cricket2001VideoHimself
Cricket: The 70's1991VideoHimself
John Arlott's Vintage Cricket1986VideoHimself
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