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  If cricket were a film, Gavaskar is Sholay: Virender Sehwag

If cricket were a film, Gavaskar is Sholay: Virender Sehwag

PTI
Published : Jul 11, 2016, 2:26 am IST
Updated : Jul 11, 2016, 2:26 am IST

Sunil Gavaskar, Virender Sehwag and Amitabh Bachchan are all smiles in a file photo.

Sunil Gavaskar, Virender Sehwag and Amitabh Bachchan are all smiles in a file photo.

As Sunil Gavaskar turned 66, former India cricket star Virender Sehwag paid a glowing tribute, saying what the batting legend did without wearing a helmet the best of batsmen today would not be able to do with all their equipments on. “What Gavaskar did without helmet, it’s difficult for people these days to do with all equipment. If cricket were a film, Sunil Gavaskar is Sholay,” Sehwag wrote on his Twitter handle.

To start with, the Nawab of Najafgarh said, “Happy Birthday to one of the greatest batsmen of all time, Sunny Paaji! Wish you a long and healthy life.”

The BCCI called him the ‘Rock of Gibraltar’. “Here’s wishing the legend, India’s Rock of Gibraltar, Sunil Gavaskar a very happy birthday!”

Gavaskar represented India between 1971 and 1987 in which he played 125 Tests and 108 ODIs. He scored 10,122 runs. In 108 ODIs, he scored 3,092 runs at an average of 35.13.