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Long live the Little Master

July 11, 2003 18:11 IST

Name:Abhijat Joshi

Message:Dear Sunil, Play on! We pray for your 35th century fervently. Happy b'day and God bless you. Thank you for teaching us pride, belief, concentration, courage. Sunny, there are so many moments you've given us…. As a boy of eleven, I listened to the radio with bated breath as you scored each of those magical 221 runs at the oval. What John Arlott said that day- "Sunny by name and Sunny by nature"- is still stuck in my memory.

I saw your 29th and 30th centuries live, and was at the ground, heartbroken, when you got out in the nineties in Ahemedabad. But I consider that to be your most magical knock. The first two balls of Marshal that you dispatched to the fence that day- a leg glance and a backfoot coverdrive- are etched in my memory, and will be erased only when I die.

I am currently in America, writing a Hollywood Screenplay. And as I was strolling in the park today at lunch break, I remembered your gem about sequels- Just as there were films like Rocky 1, Rocky 2 , winning the World Cup was fluke 1, winning in Australia is Fluke 2! Your rebuke when someone stupidly asked if lifting the trophy in Australia was a fluke.

Thank you for all those moments, Sunny. Wish you millions of more happy moments for you….. Best, Abhijat Joshi.

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Name:SherAli Tareen
Message:This is SherAli from Pakistan. Happy Birthday!!!You are a source of pride for the entire sub-continent. All the best, SherAli.

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Name:Darshan Purandare
Message:happy birthday to little master.he gave a new dimension to batting. darshan

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Name:Adiwita Prasad Barik
Message:Respected Sir Take my heartiest namaskar, i pray GOD make your life simple and longivity and their blessing is always with you , we are proud in the world regarding your towering personality i wish you a happy and prosperous birthday with regards Adiwita

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Name:Kiran Varanasi
Message:Many Happy Returns of the day Sir! To this day, and forever, I will pay to watch you bat.

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Name:rajkumar
Message:Happy Batting Day

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Name:Anand
Message:Dear Sir I wish you long life, hapiness and good health. I admire your skills, courage and determination with which you took India , Cricket and yourself to great heights. I wish more youngsters can follow your technique and dedication and bring glory to our country

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Name:Surinder Pal
Message:Wish a honest man many many happy returns of the day

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Name:Shivamoorthy Makkithaya
Message:Hi Sunny, Wish you HAPPY BIRTHDAY... Regards, Shivamoorthy Makkithaya

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Name:silpa
Message:me an engineer wishing you a happy and prosperous life forever on your birthday.

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Name:hanish bhatia
Message: Happy Birthday Sunnyboy.

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Name:Veerendra
Message:Best of Luck Gavaskar. Many Many happy returns of the day. Veerendra IBM

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Name:Basker Mathrubootham
Message:You, born on this day in 1949 conquered the world with your willow. Alexander the Great who was born in 358 BC on the same day conquered the world with his sword. Is this the day of conquerors?

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Name:Prasad
Message: MANY MANY HAPPY RETURNS OF THE DAY...

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Name:Ratnakar
Message:Wish You Happy 54th BirthDay!!! The whole country is proud of You for your excellent batting skills.

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Name:Murthy Vijjapu
Message:Thank U for all u have done to India.

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Name:Gautam Shah
Message:I loved to watch your batting.... Happy Birthday sir.... -Gautam Shah (New Jersey)

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Name:Sameer Madan
Message:Hats off to a Maestro, a batting legend, and in my eyes, India's greatest batsman, past or present. The silkenness of your stroke-making is still missed... Have a great day and many more to come!

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Name:Sujith Kalvala
Message:Sunil, you are the best. Your success came at a time, where the training facilities and the compensation are very inferior. The greatest thing is most of your runs came against the mighty West Indians(Malcolm Marshall, Andy Roberts, Joel Garner, Michael Holding, Courtney Walsh, etc.). As a die-hard fan of yours, I wish you lots of happiness and good health. Sujith Kalvala

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Name:Subrahmanyam Kappagantula
Message:Dear Gavaskar Ji, Would like to wish you a happy birthday.

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Name:Dinesh Jaiswal
Message:HAPPY BIRTHDAY - SIR SUNIL MANOHAR GAVASKAR...WE MISS YOUR CLASS

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Name:sanjay Bhardwaj
Message:Sunil: Very happy birthday to you, Sanjay

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Name:Ganesh B. Vaingankar
Message:Dear Sunil, Wish you a very Happy Birthday ! Best regards, Ganesh. (NJ, USA)

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Name:Bobby sahni
Message:Many happy returns of the day. If you ever plan to come to Thailand, mail me as i live in Pattaya and wish to see you. Bob

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Name:Sanjay Dayal
Message:Of so many simple pleasures we had growing up, watching you play for India was somewhere near the top. Best Wishes for your 54th Birthday.

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Name:Hemant Shah
Message:Wish U a many many happy returns of the day, U should be ready for another BIG hundred. Hemant Shah from New York

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Name:Partha
Message:Wish you a very Happy Birthday and long life. Partha

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Name:Samarpan Majumder
Message:Wishing you a very happy and eventful birthday

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Name:Sanjeet Rai
Message:Happy Birthday.

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Name:Sandeep Kothari
Message:India is proud of u little master Wishing You a Very-Very Happy BirthDay

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Name:Taimur
Message:Happy Birthday Mr. Gavaskar. I hope to see your son in the Indian team soon. Regards, Taimur Khan, Pakistan.

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Name:Shekhar Kale
Message:Dear Sunil, We cannot forget the pleasure you brought us with your game. We wish you a very happy birthday and a fulfilling life.

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Name:Krishnasamy Giridhar
Message:I wish there were many in Indian cricket who will learn to be as impeccable, well groomed and majestic in thoughts and action as our little master, Sunny. As clean and honest as ever, he was the sole cause of my interest in cricket grow manifold and this was at a time i my life when i was trying to figure out what the length of the cricket pitch was and what silly point is all about. I wish him another 50 years of glorious sunny life and wish that he continues to make us Indians proud of him as he has always been. Krish Giridhar

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Name:amarjeet bhogal
Message:best wishes on ur birthday.we pray to god for ur long life. ur guidance to the upcoming batsmen, espacially to openers,will indeed, do a world of good, India needs more openers like u to make the country proud.

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Name:Vasu Yendapally
Message:Best wishes to the best batsmen and the best personality that cricket has ever seen or will ever see.

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Name:Balamurali Srinivasan
Message:Many more happy returns of the Day Sunil.!

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Name:Sunil Alluri
Message:Hai Sunil, I am big fan of u.I wish a wonderful birthday.I wish u a longlife.

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Name:Dru
Message:Happy Birthday Sunilji. Wish you a good time with family and friends.

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Name:Jayakumar Gilbert
Message:Happy Birthday Sunil, may God bless you with many years of healthy and peaceful life.

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Name:Murali Sundaram
Message:54 years young and going strong. Wish you many many happy returns of the day and many more to come. You look so fit and trim that you can seriously contemplate a return to the opening slot in the Indian team. Good luck in whatever you choose to do in your life and career. Murali

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Name:rahul
Message:Bday wishes to little Master Sunny Gavaskar

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Name:Dr. TSN Reddy
Message:We Wish You Many Happy Returns of the Day and God bless you and your family. Thank you, Dr. TSN Reddy

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Name:V Sahasrabudhe
Message:Best wishes for the man who kept Indian talent on the world map. Wishing Happy 54th Birthday and many more to come. With Regards, V Sahasrabudhe.

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Name:Hemant Mahawar
Message:Sunny, Many many Happy Returns of the day. May God bless you with full of happiness in your life. Hemant, Manisha and Praneta Bensalem, PA, US

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Name:Dev
Message:Happy Birthday Sunny. You will be always the Greatest. Many Happy Returns.

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Name:Simhadri Santhebennur
Message:Hey Sunny, WISHING YOU MANY MANY HAPPY RETURNS OF THE DAY. WE NEED PEOPLE AND PLAYERS LIKE YOU. Man with a nice smile, excellent game. Wish you many many more happy, healthy and peaceful years. Regards Simhadri New Jersey, USA.

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Name:Srinivas Pujari
Message:Dear Gavaskar, Wish you a very very happy b'day. You are an asset to INDIAN CRICKET.

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Name:Venkat Rao
Message:Wish you the very best. You will always be remembered for the stability you got to the opening slot for 16 years. The current lots needs your acumen in building an innings

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Name:Rajesh
Message:Happy Birthday Sunil....You were the only batsman who faced Malcom Marshall and Michael Holding without any fear and frustated the windies on their own soil so many times...You are the #1 Indian batsman when it comes to techniques.....May God bless you with a long and happy life , as happy as ur cricketing career .

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Name:suruchi saini
Message:I wish u a fantabulous birthday...may God gives u a long,healthy & happy life.

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Name:Sreekumar
Message:Sunny, Thanks for all those wonderful innings you played for India. Hope you have a wonderful birthday. Best wishes

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Name:RK Ravipaty
Message:Please accept my sincere best wishes on your happy birth day

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Name:A . Hai
Message:Happy Birth Day to one of the best opener in cricket history.

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Name:Raj Shankar
Message:Many many happy returns of the day. Best wishes from all of us Indians here working for OMGEO in Boston, USA. Regards, Raj

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Name:Debabrata Biswal
Message:I wish you all the Best. You are my Idol and my Hero. 10th July is my Birthday too. Many Many Happy Returns of the DAY Mr. Gavaskar!!!

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Name:Vijay Kale
Message:Long live sunny! Just happen recall the first opportunity I had to shake hands with you at Indore's Nehru Stadium at the evening practice (1975?). I was a member of MP School's Cricket team and a great fan of your straight drive :-) Next day you scored a century with many of those beautiful strokes to every ones delight. Now is that I am in New York cant wish you in person but some time when I visit India, I certainly would love to meet you again. Vijay

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Name:Preet Multani
Message:Wish you an immensely jubilant birthday,may you remain a towering personality for all the generations to come. preet Multani,Canada

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Name:Sanjeev
Message:Hi Sunny, To one of the classiest players of the game. Wish you a very happy and prosperous birthday.

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Name:Siva Ram
Message:Hi Sunny We wish you a very happy Birthday ! Cheers, Siva Ram

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Name:Abhijit Modak
Message:Hey Sunny Wish you a very Happy Birthday! Abhijit

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Name:Rajeev Maddur
Message:Dear Sunil, Wish you many many happy returns of the day. You were one of my most favourite batsmen. Infact I met with you when you were in Banglore (I now live in Atlanta, GA) for the Muddaiah benefit match in 1984. I am ofcourse sure that you won't remember me. Your commentary is also very good & I love to hear your comments. All the best Regards, Rajeev

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Name:saji
Message:you are the greatest player that I have ever seen. I like your style. Happy Birthday SUNNY

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Name:Bishnu M Karn
Message:Dear Gavaskar, I have followed your game during my younger days. You were the strongest pillar of the team. The entire team was playing around you, though sometime I appreciated Dilip Vengsarkar and Gundappa Viswanath also. You have served the nation more than millions others. I wish you a happy and healthy life. regards, Bishnu

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Name:chutkie
Message:wish to meet you once in life regards from belgium and wish u very happy birthday from chutkie

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Name:Shirish Agnihotri
Message:May God bless you with everything to continue contributing to Indian Cricket, we need more Sunil's like you. You are gem of a guy..

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Name:Venkat.V
Message:Hi Sunil, Many Happy returns of the day.....

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Name:niranjan mulay
Message:Wish you many happy returns of the day!!! Niranjan

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Name:Hemant Bajaj
Message:Wishing a very Happy Birthday to the all time greatest batsman !

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Name:sanjay
Message:Dear Sunny Happy birthday and manny happy returns of the day

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Name:sunil munshi
Message:hi sunny we are proud of you another sunny

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