|Sunil Manohar Gavaskar, born and brought up in Mumbai is the first player to score above 10,000 runs in Test matches and has plenty of achievements to its credit. The most renowned among those is Padma Bhushan. He has been one of the best opening batsmen ever. He made a dazzling Test debut in 1971 and scored 774 runs in the first Test series against West Indies. Throughout his wonderful career, Gavaskar was known for his flawless, almost perfect technique. He brought the much needed solidity to the Indian cricket team, which often collapsed under pressure. He was truly a statistician's delight.