10 Feb 2012

Gavaskar inducted into Cricket Hall of Fame

10:53 am on 10 February 2012

The Indian batting legend and former captain Sunil Gavaskar has been formally inducted into the International Cricket Council's Hall of Fame.

The 62-year-old former opener was presented the Hall of Fame cap by former Indian captain Kapil Dev at a function in Dubai.

Gavaskar was the first batsman in Test cricket to get 10,000 runs and 30 centuries, finishing with 10,122 runs and 34 hundreds during an illustrious career which spanned from 1971-87.

Gavaskar now joins a Hall of Fame that includes 72 male and female cricketers.