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Rohan Gavaskar calls himself India”s greatest opener; But in which format? Find out


They say a good cricketer’s children don’t go on to do great things in cricket. While there are few exceptions, the saying has been true for a fair bit of them. One of them was Rohan Gavaskar! Despite coming from a family that had Sunil Gavaskar, Madhav Mantri, Gundappa Vishwanath, Rohan couldn’t achieve the same heights in his career.

In a pic posted on Twitter, he called himself ‘India’s greatest opener’ and then cracked a good joke. Rohan was posing with Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag.


He posted the pic writing, “India”s greatest openers. Tendulkar, Gavaskar, Sehwag. Two at cricket. One at bottles”. The caption was taken positively by cricket fans and called him modest while laughing at his joke. Even Abhishek Bachchan laughed at the joke.


Born on February 20, 1976, in Kanpur, he was named Rohan Jaivishva (name combination of Sunny’s 3 favorite cricketers Rohan Kanhai, ML Jaisimha and Gundappa Vishwanath).

However, record books show his name as Rohan Gavaskar. He played First-Class cricket for Bengal from 1996 to 2009. His First-Class numbers read 6938 runs at an average of 44 with 18 hundred. His gentle left-arm spin picked 38 wickets.

His international career didn’t last as long as he would have liked. He played just 11 ODIS for India in 2003-04 and failed to make a significant impact. Rohan was picked to play for Kolkata Knight Riders in 2009 and 2010. He announced his retirement in 2012. Post-retirement, Rohan continues to dabble around the commentary box.

– by Atharva Apte

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