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Long live the Little Master

July 11, 2003 18:16 IST

Name:Mira Govindarajan
Message:Makes me nostalgic for some of the golden monets of Indian cricket in the 70's and 80's. Many Happy Returns

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Name:Bhavit
Message:Happy Birthday to you...following is an extract from Javed Miandad's autobiography and that says it all .... "India has had a rich tradition of producing quality batsmen. Top of the list is Sunil Gavaskar who, along with Viv Richards, became a legend in his own time. After Gavaskar, the Indian batsman everyone talks about is Sachin Tendulkar. Tendulkar is certainly one of the genuine greats, but in my view Gavaskar was superior." We are proud to have you ...

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Name:mano
Message:You are still the best against real good pace bowling. Wish you success in every form on your B'day.

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Name:selfless indian
Message:Wish you a happy B'day to the most selfish and true brahmin asshole of India

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Name:Aniruddha Bhakre
Message:I'm expecting a Century of Life from You and I know You won't disappoint me...!! Wish you a very Happy and healthy Birthday...!!

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Name:Vikas Raoot
Message:WISH U A VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND A HAPPY AND PROSPEROUS LIFE AHEAD...

 

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Name:Dr. Cajetan Coelho
Message:Many happy returns of the day Sunny. God bless you and give you many more years of excellent health of mind and body

 

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Name:sitaram reddi
Message:Sunny Bhai: Cogratulations and wish you many happy returns of the day. You were an inspiration and an example to my generation because of your approach, detemination while you were in the game and also for the dignity with which you have carried yourself since leaving the playing field. As a young cricketer in Hyderabad I and many others looked upto you and wanted to emulate the Bombay grit and professionalism which was so well represented by you in the seventies and the eighties. Best wishes to you and your family. May you enjoy your birhtday and many more and continue your endeavours related to the betterment of Indian cricket. Regards Sitaram Reddi


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Name:vidur singh
Message:HI Sunil, wishing you a very happy birthday. Just love your commentary and style of talking. Best Regards Vidur

 

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Name:sanjiv
Message:Wish you very happy birthday and pray that you have many more and reach the triple digit mark just as you did on numerous occasions during your test career. Your batting was truly an inspiration and joy to watch for all of us who grew up in the 70s and 80s. There is no doubt in my mind that you were and remain the best batsman India has produced.

 

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Name:gopal
Message:happy birthday to little master.I have all the best from my entire family in US

 

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Name:ravindra shahane
Message:You have been my idol, the day you retired i had decided i need to do (rather than just watching TV)something of equal significance as yours, utilising every quality you exemplified to reach the pinnacle of a position which is the envy of every cricketing mind, someday i shall meet you to pay my personal tribute and respect. i salute you with all the respect and awe, that i would give to my GOD and parents thank you rediffmail so i could reach my thoughts to one of the greatest mind of all time Dr Ravi shahane

 

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Name:Rajiv Desai
Message:Dear SMG, Many Many Happy Returns of the Day. Wishing you the very best for many more years. You have enthralled us during your illustrious carrer and we are all very proud of your contributions to the world of cricket. We are fortunate to have witnessed 2 all time great batsmen in Sachin and You.

 

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Name:Shiva Aditham
Message:Best wishes and best of luck.

 

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Name:prasanth tata
Message:Sunny, Wish you a very joyful birthday !!! I am a big fan of yours. - Prasanth USA

 

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Name:Thirunavukarasu
Message:Dear Mr.Gavaskar, Have a Super Birthday! -Thirunavukarasu

 

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Name:Swaraj
Message:I thought you were older... Happy Birthday

 

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Name:sashi
Message:happy birthday

 

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Name:manga gangasani
Message:DUDE HAPPY BIRTHDAY OLD MAN

 

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Name:mohandas
Message:wish you a very blissful birthday |

 

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Name:Shridhar
Message:Wish you many many happy returns of the Day. Sanjay

 

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Name:Mazhar Khan
Message:Dear Sunil Bhai, Wishing you a Very Happy Birthday.May you score many many more to follow.With best wishes. mazhar

 

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Name:sudhir
Message:wish you a very happy birthday and many more to come.

 

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Name:ramesh thotam
Message:Hey Champ, Many Happy returns of the day Ramesh.

 

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Name:Ramkumar Subramaniyan
Message:Dear Gavaskar, Best Wishes on your birthday. Best Wishes on your future endeavours in bringing out many more Gavaskars by coaching & finding many more talented youngsters. Best Wishes, - R a m

 

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Name:Sudhanshu Samal
Message:One of finest test batsman in World of cricket. Wish You A Happy B'Day.

 

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Name:Mohit
Message:U r man of the match of 20th century. Happy Birthday

 

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Name:Gaurang Sheth
Message:Dear Sunny, You were around ever since I became aware of cricket in 1970 as a five year old. When you retired it seemed like the Sun had set. It was definitely the end of an era. You brought STEEL into Indian Batting. And now you bring your immense knowledge to commetary and administration. Your professionalism always shines through Wish you many, many happy returns and all the best for the future. -- A life long fan.

 

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Name:Saunjay Duggal
Message:Wish you a very very happy birthday. Thanks for all the great knocks during your cricketing years !


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Name:Stan Venkat
Message:Dear Sunil Ji, So happy for you and wish you the very best in life.Hope a century is in the offing.Will never forget the leg glance of Jeff Arnold way back in 1973 at Brabourne stadium when you opened with Farookh Engineer.

 

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Name:L.N. Subharam
Message:Happy Birthday & Many Happy Returns! God Bless You! Subharam

 

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Name:S Chakrabarti
Message:During your cricketing years, you were often the only thing that stood between the Indian cricket team and a familiar batting collapse. In your role as a commentator these days, you help bring a measure of decency to a profession whose ranks are otherwise filled with pompous showoffs with a high opinion of their knowledge of the English language, or just so-called "experts" who dish out their own presjudices in the name of candour. Please continue to make us feel proud of being Indian. Enjoy your 55th birthday!

 

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Name:Suresh Perugu
Message:Happy Birthday Sir. You are still a Master of the game

 

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Name:Komal Sujir
Message:Happy birthday and many happy returns.. from Sujir's in Dallas, Tx... Hope you remember us...

 

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Name:N.P.Rama Rao
Message:Happy Birthday Dear Sunny! You are the best batsmen that I've ever watched facing fearlessly some of the greatest bowlers the game has ever seen. I still can't forget the hook that sent Malcom Marshall's delivery out for a 6 ! Simply the best shot ever from an Indian Batsmen. And then there are numerous encounters between you and Andy Roberts/Michael Holding/Joel Garner/Ian Botham et al. Classic batsmanship - facing each of those fantastic bowlers during the glorious 70's and early 80's. You are an Artist with the Willow facing the Wizards with the Cherry! It was simply a treat to watch you whack'em across the field !! You made every Indian proud with your achievements on the field. May you live longer and continue to inspire the coming generations - to play the game correctly and effectively. Thank you!

 

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Name:POLAVARAPU
Message:Happy birth day to Gavaskar wishing you good health

 

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Name:srini
Message:U did a work in life which everyone should aim for- WORK HARDEST

 

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Name:Murugan
Message:Wish you all the very best. Without you Sunny, the Game still looks funny!!

 

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Name:R Hariraj
Message:You are my greatest cricket hero. I still feel a tingle of excitement at the mention of your name,whether you are playing or not. many happy returns!!!!

 

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Name:Ravi Seru
Message:Wish him all the best. He was finest batsman and sportman of his time. He made India proud then with his cricket skills. He has conducted himself as a very dignified person and we are still very proud of him.

 

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Name:Rajeev Chalak
Message:Happy birthday Sunny!!! I think you should get 46 runs to make a hundred which is your speciality. I salute you ! Regards, Rajeev

 

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Name:Umesh Nawathe
Message:Dear Sunil, We are and will always be proud of you for what you have accomplished on behalf of India. Wish you the Very Best on your 54th Birthday. Regards, Umesh Nawathe

 

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Name:Vishwajeet
Message:You enriched the Game of Cricket for years, Now enrich our knowledge and love to this great game of cricket with your expert comments. Many many happy returns of the day

 

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Name:ramsajjan
Message:sai ram to you and many happy returns to you. with best regards sajjan

 

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Name:Dr. Vimala Yendluri
Message:May God bless you and wish you many hapy returns of the day sir!

 

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Name:Reuben Simha
Message:Wishing you a very happy birthday sir. You have laid an unmovable foundation for Indian Cricket.

 

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Name:Krishna Mohan
Message:Hi Sunny, Wish you many many happy returns of the day.I wish you score a century in this front as well. Regards, Krishna Mohan

 

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Name:Dhiraj Kotwal,MD
Message:dear sunil,hello and a very happy birthday from my side.i clearly remember the days growing up in India playing and watching cricket with great players like you in the middle of it all leading india to victory.all the best.

 

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Name:Rashmi Talati
Message:Sir Gavaskar, I wanted to witness the breaking record of Sir Donald Bradman( Number of centuries) at Ahmedabad test match. However you did at Madras test match.I still remember stopping at Pan shop to hear that moment. I wish you all the best in the world and I want to see you playing again. Please let me know any match you are planning to play ( friendly or fund raising ) I will be there. Regards Rashmi Talati

 

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Name:Vinod Yadav
Message:Wish you many many happy returns of the day.

 

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Name:Anil H Gandhy
Message:Many wishes of the day and all the good luck in the world ! You are india's treasure !

 

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Name:Atul Malhotra
Message:Happy Birthday!

 

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Name:Sanjeev
Message:Hi Sunil I Wish u happy birthday. Sanjeev California, USA

 

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Name:Venkat
Message:Dear Sunil: You are a legend and I pray to God, as I have always done for you over the years, for your health, wealth and happiness and a very long innings in life! May God bless you and your family on this Very Special day!

 

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Name:nilesh patel
Message:most happiest birthday in your life. my last desire to see rohan could play a test try to help him out. thank you for having a wonderful cricketing career for the india. one of your unique fan. nilesh patel (nadiad-india now in Chicago since 1994, the one who meet you on october 1987 & prashant patel's (uk) friend.

 

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Name:Narendra
Message:Happy Birthday and best wishes.

 

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Name:Kashyap Desai
Message:aS A LITTLE GUY A BIT YOUNGER THAN THE SMALL MASTER....I SALLUTE YOU TAKE CARE SIR AND IMPART YOUR SKILLS TO ALL IN INDIA LOVE AND REGARDS KASHYAP DESAI

 

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Name:chandramouli
Message: dear mr.Gavaskar, my family joins me in wishing u a very happy birthday.Many many more to come. Regards to yr. family

 

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Name:sreenu
Message:Wishing you a Very Happy Birthday Sir!! Have Fun... -Sreenu

 

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Name:B.N.MUDDU
Message:Happy returns of the day.It was a joy to watch you batting. with best wishes. Manchester. uk

 

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Name:Chandru
Message:I am a great fan of Sunny since I started following cricket.I still distinctly remember his batting against England and West Indies.There are few players in the game who can match his technique and mental toughness.His cricketing brain is the best I have ever seen.Its a pity that the Indian cricket board has not utilized his services in the proper way.Wish u a happy b'day Sunny!!

 

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Name:Ambica
Message:Happy Birthday Mr. Gavaskar. I am from Trinidad your much loved country in the Windies. Visit me when you come next time. Write me and let me know. Ambica

 

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Name:swamy
Message:Wish you happy birthday. -swamy

 

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Name:Sanjay Bindra, MD
Message:Wishing you the best today and always. Your fan, Sanjay Bindra, MD University of Southern California

 

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Name:Sunil Lakhera
Message:Wishing you a very Happy Birthday. I was always a fan of you since I started playing cricket. Wishing you a long and healthy life.

 

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Name:nagaraju
Message:His Sunny Wish U Happy Birthday

 

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Name:HARISH
Message:HAPPY BIRTHDAY SUNNY

 

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Name:Kris Miami
Message:Dear .gov! Wish you many returns of the day and god give you the wisdom to support the home team over the rivals when commenting. There's nothing wrong in learning from Sid. Good Luck

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