The former Indian cricketer and the legend of the game, Sunil Gavaskar turned 73 today i.e. July 10, 2022.
Three of India’s greatest icons celebrate their birthdays in July in a span of four days. It all begins with MS Dhoni‘s birthday on July 7 followed by Sourav Ganguly‘s birthday on July 8 and the original Little Master’s on July 10.
Gavaskar was a key member of the Indian team from 1971 to 1987. He captained the Indian team on many instances.
The little master was highly applauded for his technique against fast bowling, as he averaged 65.45 against the West Indies, who held the most brutal four-pronged fast bowling attack in Test history.
Just like the cricket pitch in the past, Gavaskar, today, has made his mark on the commercial field too. Let’s have a look at the former right-handed batsman’s ventures off the field:
The 73-year-old has a long history with ‘Sanspareils Greenlands (SG),’ one of India’s oldest sports equipment corporates. Gavaskar served as the company’s first brand ambassador. He is still affiliated with the company, and as a homage to his contribution to Indian cricket, the firm has launched a unique series of bats named after Gavaskar.
Sunil Gavaskar’s net worth is estimated to be around USD 30 million (INR 226 Crore). His assignment as a commentator and endorsements contribute significantly to his financial standing.
Sunil Gavaskar earns approximately INR 6 crore from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) contract for different projects. Gavaskar generates close to INR 36 crore per year as a commentator for India matches. He is also paid INR 19 crore per year for his skilled analysis and commentary abilities during the Indian Premier League (IPL).
He owns a number of properties in Mumbai and beyond. Sunil Gavaskar recently purchased an Isprava Villa, one of the finest properties in India’s coastal jewel.
Gavaskar owns some of the world’s most luxurious automobiles. His primary mode of transportation is his BMW 5-series exotic sedan. The former captain purchased the MG Hector Plus earlier this year, which is a wonderful addition to his snazzy car collection.
The legendary cricketer has also invested in the Mumbai-based board game startup, Binca Games.
He is the Chairman of the Heart-to-Heart Foundation’s Board of Governors. Gavaskar also helps out at The Champs Foundation. During the coronavirus outbreak, he donated INR 35 lakh to the PM-Cares Fund and INR 24 lakh to the Maharashtra Chief Minister Relief Fund.