Sunny@67: Sunil Gavaskar is Sholay of cricket: Virender Sehwag

New Delhi: As Sunil Gavaskar turned 67, former India cricketer Virender Sehwag paid a glowing tribute, saying what the batting legend did without wearing a helmet the best of batsmen today would not be able to do with all their equipments on.

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Sunil Gavaskar and Virender Sehwag
Sunil Gavaskar and Virender Sehwag

"What Gavaskar did without helmet, its difficult for people these days to do with all equipments. If cricket were a film, Sunil Gavaskar is Sholay," Sehwag wrote on twitter. To start with, Sehwag said, "Happy Birthday to one of the greatest batsmen of all time, Sunny paaji! Wish you a long and healthy life."

The BCCI called him the 'Rock of Gibraltar'. "Here's wishing the legend, India's Rock of Gibraltar, Sunil Gavaskar a very happy birthday!"

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