Sunil Gavaskar felicitated on 50th anniversary of Test debut

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Former India captain and batting legend Sunil Gavaskar was on Saturday felicitated by the BCCI on the 50th anniversary of his Test debut.

Sunil Gavaskar

Ahmedabad: Former India captain and batting legend Sunil Gavaskar was on Saturday felicitated by the BCCI on the 50th anniversary of his Test debut.

The 71-year-old former skipper received a commemorative Test cap from BCCI Secretary Jay Shah during the lunch break on day three of the fourth and final Test between India and England at the Narendra Modi Stadium here.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Join me in celebrating the 50th anniversary of Shri Sunil Gavaskar Ji&#39;s Test debut for ????????. It is indeed a momentous occasion for all Indians and we are getting to celebrate it at the world&#39;s largest cricket facility Narendra Modi Stadium ????? <a href="https://twitter.com/ICC?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@ICC</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/BCCI?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@BCCI</a> <a href="https://t.co/NzolBqvKzI">pic.twitter.com/NzolBqvKzI</a></p>&mdash; Jay Shah (@JayShah) <a href="https://twitter.com/JayShah/status/1368095031173681152?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">March 6, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

"Celebrating 50 glorious years of the legendary former #TeamIndia Captain Mr. Sunil Gavaskar's Test debut today," the BCCI tweeted.

Shah also posted pictures of the brief ceremony on his official Twitter handle.

"Join me in celebrating the 50th anniversary of Shri Sunil Gavaskar Ji's Test debut for India. It is indeed a momentous occasion for all Indians and we are getting to celebrate it at the world's largest cricket facility Narendra Modi Stadium," he wrote.

Gavaskar featured in 125 Tests, 108 ODIs between 1971-1987, amassing 10,122 and 3,092 respectively. He was also a part of the 1983 World Cup-winning side.

Gavaskar held the record for scoring most tons in Test cricket until Sachin Tendulkar surpassed his tally in 2005.