Gavaskar felicitated on 50th anniversary of Test debut

Ahmedabad, Mar 06 (PTI):
Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar was on Saturday felicitated by the BCCI on the 50th anniversary of his Test debut with Board President Sourav Ganguly saying that the batting legend and his then teammates played a key role in making “the game as strong as it is today”.
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. Gavaskar is doing commentary for the match. “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 while BCCI President.
“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,” Shah wrote. Ganguly, also a former skipper, paid his tribute via twitter.
“This day marks the 50th Anniv of Mr. Gavaskar in international cricket and the team of 1971.. It is time today to once again congratulate them for what they have for Indian cricket. The game is as strong as it is today because they made a start then against all odds.@BCCI,” Ganguly tweeted.

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