My favorite... Sunil Gavaskar shared a picture of a railway station named 'Sachin'.
Former Indian cricket captain Sunil Gavaskar recently shared a picture of himself at Sachin Railway Station near Surat in Gujarat. Sunil Gavaskar said he was overjoyed to see a station named after his "favourite person". "What a vision it was for those of the last century to name a railway station near Surat after one of the all-time greats of our sport and my favourite cricketer but more importantly my favourite man," Gavaskar wrote in the caption.
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Since being shared, her post has received over 56 thousand likes and a lot of comments. One user said, "I am from there sir... Another said, "Sir, I live in Sachin which is in Surat. What a beautiful picture of you."
One user commented, "Great... A person of high esteem. One user said, "God of cricket."
Sachin Railway Station is a small railway station located in Surat, Gujarat. It is located on a major route connecting Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Jaipur and Delhi and the station has three platforms.
An iconic member of India's first World Cup-winning team in 1983, Gavaskar once held the record for scoring the most centuries in Tests. The Mumbaikar, who scored more than 10,000 runs in red-ball cricket, ended his career with 45 fifties and 34 centuries.
The cricketer, nicknamed Sunny, held his record for most Test centuries for a long time. Gavaskar represented India in 125 Test matches and scored 34 centuries. To many, the record seemed unimaginable until 'Master Blaster' Sachin Tendulkar dwarfed it in 2005.
The 'Little Master' scored 27 centuries in 13 Test matches against the West Indies. As history bears witness, the Caribbean team was a strong red-ball team in the 70s and 80s, but where most batsmen failed or didn't survive, Gavaskar won and went on to cross the batting milestone against some of the most dangerous fast bowlers in the world.