Mumbai: Today, exactly 50 years ago, Sunil Gavaskar stepped into Indian cricket. On the completion of 50 years of Gavaskar’s debut in Test cricket against the West Indies, Tendulkar (Sachin Tendulkar) wrote this on Twitter.
Sachin Tendulkar became emotional
The inspiration of millions of cricket lovers of the world, Sachin Tendulkar has been India’s ‘Little Master’ Sunil Gavaskar and he always wanted to be like him.
He wrote, ’50 years ago there was a storm in the cricket world on this day. He scored 774 runs in his first series and we all got a hero ‘.
A tribute to My Idol! pic.twitter.com/l6nP89pUQi
– Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) March 6, 2021
He said, ‘India won that series in the West Indies and then won in England. Suddenly, cricket got new meaning in India. I knew from childhood what I wanted to be like. Even today nothing has changed. He is my hero even today. Happy 50th anniversary in international cricket ‘Gavaskar’.
Under Ajit Wadekar’s captaincy, India defeated the West Indies 1–0 and then England.
Tendulkar (Sachin Tendulkar) said, ‘Happy anniversary to all the members of the 1971 team. You all showed us the way and made us proud ‘.