Sunil Gavaskar Honoured With Doctorate

Sunil Gavaskar Honoured With Doctorate
From ANI

Mumbai, Feb 5: India’s batting legend Sunil Gavaskar was felicitated with an honorary Doctor of Sciences by the D Y Patil University at an exclusive convocation hosted here last evening.

Governor of Maharashtra S C Jamir bestowed the honour on Gavaskar at the university’s third annual convocation.

Gavaskar expressed happiness at the honour, which he attributed to his family members, fellow players and fans. He said:

“This is a big honour not only for me, but also for my sport ‘Cricket’. With the support and wishes of my family, relatives, teachers, my uncle and the ones who have played with me in club cricket, university cricket, school cricket, Ranji cricket and India cricket, I have achieved this honour. On top of it, I have the blessings of Swami Sri Sathya Sai Baba.”

Along with Gavaskar, Ramesh Chandra Sinha, Vice President, MD of Maharashtra Airport Development Company was also felicitated with Doctor of Literature Award.

The ceremony was also attended by Sheila Bai Bapu, General Security Minister, Mauritius; Mauritius Prime Minister Navin Chandra Ramgoolam, Maharashtra Governor S Jamir and Padmashree, Chancellor of Dr. DY Patil University.

Widely regarded as one of the greatest opening batsman in Test match history, Gavaskar set world records during his career for the most runs and most centuries scored by any batsman.

He held the record of 34 Test centuries for almost two decades before Sachin Tendulkar broke it in December 2005.

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