Mumbai: Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar will be conferred the Col. C.K. Nayudu Lifetime Achievement award at the annual BCCI awards function.
The BCCI’s Col. C.K. Nayudu Award Committee met here on November 1 and decided to confer the honor on the legendary opener, a release from BCCI secretary Sanjay Jagdale said.
The award comprises a trophy, citation and a cheque for Rs. 25 lakh. Gavaskar will receive the honor at the BCCI Awards Ceremony, to be held shortly.
Gavaskar represented India in 125 Tests from 1970-71 to 1986-87, scoring a record 774 runs in his debut series in the West Indies.
He was the first batsman to score 10,000 runs in Tests, and the first to play 100 consecutive Tests. He was the first batsman to score hundreds in each innings of a Test thrice and was the first batsman to surpass Sir Don Bradman’s tally of 29 Test centuries.