On the fiftieth anniversary of Gavaskar’s iconic Test debut towards the West Indies, legendary Tendulkar took to twitter paying glowing tributes to his position mannequin.
“50 years ago on this day he took the Cricketing World by storm. He scored 774 runs in his debut series and each one of us growing up had a hero to look up to,” Tendulkar tweeted.
A tribute to My Idol! 🏏🙏🏼 https://t.co/l6nP89pUQi
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) 1615005717000
“India won the series in the West Indies and then in England and all of sudden the sport in India had a new meaning. As a young boy, I knew I had someone to look up to and try and be like him. That has never changed. He remains my hero. Wish you a happy 50th in international cricket Gavaskar,” added Tendulkar.
India, then led by late Ajit Wadekar gained the sequence in West Indies 1-0 after which additionally clinched the sequence in England inside an area of few months.
Tendulkar additionally mentioned that your entire 1971 group made the nation proud and confirmed the sunshine.
“To everyone of the 1971 team a happy 50th Anniversary. You all made us proud and showed us the light,” added Tendulkar.