Dubai, Feb 9: Sunil Gavaskar has been inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame. The former Indian captain and one of the greatest batsman received his commemorative cap from fellow Hall of Famer and team-mate Kapil Dev.
Gavaskar represented India for 16 years from 1971 to 1987, playing in 125 Test matches and 108 one-day internationals. Gavaskar was also the first batsman to score 10,000 runs in Test cricket and was also a member of the Indian team that won the World Cup in 1983.
Gavaskar received his cap from Kapil Dev in the presence of ICC chief executive Haroon Lorgat and former Pakistan captains Aamir Sohail, Ramiz Raja and Waqar Younis.
"It is a huge honour because it is the peers in the game who decide who is going to be inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame. It has taken some time to co-ordinate the presentation but finally it is there and I am delighted that I have been inducted.
"This means that you are in select company and, therefore, it becomes all the more special. To be an original inductee is an even bigger honour." Gavaskar said.
The ICC Cricket Hall of Fame was launched in January 2008 in association with the Federation of International Cricketers' Associations as part of the ICC's Centenary Year.