Sunil Gavaskar’s 29th Test century


Sunil Gavaskar is arguably one of the best batsman of all time. Some would say that 27 years ago, playing in an innings against the West Indies … which by the way, included two of the fastest bowlers of all time … Michael Holding and Malcolm Marshall, he played one of the best innings ever witnessed. Not intimidated, he launched an all out batting attack against them. Instead of ducking from bouncers, he decided to use the hook shot to his advantage. Some have compared Gavaskar’s innings to that of Sir Donald Bradman or Gary Sobers. He reached his half-century off 37 balls and took only 57 more to record his 29th century. Only one other player has achieved this feat – Sir Donald Bradman.


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