The legendary Indian batsman Sunil Gavaskar is celebrating the 50th anniversary of his Test debut today. The Little Master made his debut in the longest format of the game for India on March 6, 1971, against West Indies and then he went on to become one of the finest batsmen to have ever played the game for team India.
As the legendary cricketer is celebrating the 50th anniversary of his Test debut, social media has been flooded with tributes and amazing posts dedicated to the cricketing legend. Several cricketers, experts, and fans have been flooding the social media with their amazing posts for the cricketer.
However, one of the most special tributes came from none other than the Master Blaster himself. Sachin Tendulkar took to his social media and shared a beautiful tweet dedicated to his idol Sunil Gavaskar. In his tweet, he shared a long note where he expressed how he as a young boy used to look up to Gavaskar as his hero and wanted to be like him. He wrote:
“50 years ago on this day he took the Cricketing World by storm. He scored 774 runs in his debut series and each one of us growing up had a hero to look up to. India won the series in the West Indies and then in England and all of sudden the sport in India had a new meaning. As a young boy, I knew I had someone to look up to and try and be like him. That has never changed. He remains my hero. Wish you a happy 50th in international cricket Gavaskar,”
“To everyone of the 1971 team a happy 50th Anniversary. You all made us proud and showed us the light,” added Tendulkar.
Sharing the post, Tendulkar wrote: “A tribute to My Idol!”
Here, check out the Tweet:
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— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) March 6, 2021