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10-Feb-2012 03:07:00 GMT
ICC Hall of Fame

Sunil Gavaskar Inducted in ICC Hall of Fame

Sharjah: Former India captain and batting legend Sunil Gavaskar was formally inducted into the International Cricket Council's Hall of Fame, ICC said on Thursday.

The 62-year-old former opener was presented the Hall of Fame cap by former Indian captain Kapil Dev in the presence of Haroon Lorgat, the ICC chief executive at a function held on Wednesday night, ICC said.

Sunil Gavaskar was the first batsman in Test cricket to get 10,000 runs and 30 centuries, finishing with 10,122 and 34 hundreds during an illustrious career which spanned from 1971-87.

Gavaskar is one of the initial 55 inductees in the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame which was launched in January 2009 in association with the Federation of International Cricketers' Associations (FICA) as part of the ICC's Centenary Year.

Gavaskar now joins a Hall of Fame that includes 72 male and female cricketers.

He was also a member of the India squad that won the ICC Cricket World Cup 1983 in England, defeating the West Indies by 43 runs.

Gavaskar showed delight on getting the cap from his former captain.

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