|Full name||Rohan Sunil Gavaskar|
20 February 1976 |
Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
|Batting style||Left-hand batsman|
|Bowling style||Slow left arm orthodox|
|Role||Middle order batsman|
|Relations||S. M. Gavaskar (father), G. R. Vishwanath (uncle)|
|ODI debut (cap 154)||18 January 2004 v Australia|
|Last ODI||19 September 2004 v Pakistan|
|Domestic team information|
|Source: Cricinfo, 9 February 2012|
Rohan Sunil Gavaskar pronunciation (help·info) (born 20 February 1976) is a former Indian cricketer who played in 11 One Day Internationals. He was a specialist middle-order left-handed batsman and an occasional slow left arm orthodox bowler.
Childhood and Education
He was given the names Rohan Jaivishwa by his father as a tribute to his 3 favourite cricketers - Rohan Kanhai; M. L. Jaisimha; and Rohan's uncle, Gundappa Vishwanath - although his name is usually recorded as Rohan Sunil Gavaskar. He studied at St. Xaviers Collegiate School, Kolkata, Bombay Scottish School, and then Ramniranjan Anandilal Podar College of Commerce and Economics.
Rohan Gavaskar was a not-so-famous son of a famous father Sunil Gavaskar. Sunil Gavaskar's near-impeccable technique and rock-steady temperament have not echoed in Rohan perhaps as much as he would have liked. He was a left-handed batting and having attacking style than his father's, and he bowls a slow, gentle left-arm spin that has picked up crucial wickets at times for Bengal. Having spent many years in the shadow of his more illustrious father, Sunil, he was selected for the Indian cricket team to tour Australia in 2004, and made his ODI debut after Mohammad Kaif was forced out of the team due to injury. He did not make a lasting impression on the international game, and his last ODI came during the 2004 ICC Champions Trophy.
In Indian domestic cricket, he represented Bengal in the Ranji Trophy, and East Zone in the Duleep Trophy. Since Mumbai had great batting line-up at that time and he wouldn't have got the opportunity to play first-class cricket for Mumbai immediately. He would have to wait for another one or two years, which he didn't want to. Bengal gave him that opportunity and he grabbed it. His first-class average keeps him forever on the fringes of higher honours, and he was a serious contender for a national one-day slot for quite a while before he finally got his chance, against Australia in the 2003-04 VB Series. Dropped for the subsequent tour to Pakistan, he was again tried at the start of the 2004-05 season. Appointed captain of Bengal in 2001-02 but the two seasons as leader were poor. He was having regret for not winning the Ranji Trophy for Bengal. They were twice in the finals in consecutive years, but couldn't win it.
In 2007, Gavaskar signed a contract with Indian Cricket League, playing for the Kolkata Tigers which was declared unauthorised by BCCI. After breaking his links with the league, and returning to mainstream Indian domestic cricket, he was selected to play in the third season of the Indian Premier League for the Kolkata Knight Riders. He played in his last first class match in 2009 and retired in 2012. He was one among the 71 players granted amnesty by the BCCI in June 2009, marking his return to the official fold.
Gavaskar announced his retirement from first-class cricket on 9th Feb. 2012. Rohan, who played his first-class cricket for Bengal, scored 5073 runs in 75 matches at 51.24.
- ODI debut: Australia v India at Brisbane, Jan 18, 2004 scorecard
- Last ODI: India v Pakistan at Birmingham, Sep 19, 2004 scorecard
- First-class debut: 1996/97
- Last First-class: Uttar Pradesh v Bengal at Kanpur, Dec 8-10, 2009 scorecard
- List A debut: 1996/97
- Last List A: Bengal v Karnataka at Dharamsala, Mar 17, 2007 scorecard
- Twenty20 debut: Chilaw Marians Cricket Club v PCA Masters XI at Leicester, Sep 15, 2005 scorecard
- Last Twenty20: Kolkata Knight Riders v Chennai Super Kings at Kolkata, Mar 16, 2010 scorecard
- India (ODI: 2003/04-2004)
- Bengal (Main FC: 1996/97-2009/10)
- Bengal (Main ListA: 1996/97-2006/07)
- Bengal (Main Twenty20: 2006/07-2009/10)
- East Zone (India) (Other FC: 1996/97-2006/07)
- India A (Other FC: 1997/98-2004)
- Rest of India (Other FC: 1998/99-2002/03)
- Indian Youth XI (Other FC: 1998/99)
- Indian Board President's XI (Other FC: 2001/02)
- Elite Group B (Other FC: 2002/03)
- East Zone (India) (Other ListA: 1996/97-2006/07)
- India B (Other ListA: 1997/98-2004/05)
- India A (Other ListA: 1997/98-2004)
- Wills' XI (Other ListA: 1997/98)
- India (Other ListA: 2003/04-2004)
- Kolkata Knight Riders (Indian Premier League: 2009/10)
- PCA Masters XI (Other Twenty20: 2005)
- Kolkata Knight Riders (Other Twenty20: 2009/10)
Rohan is married to his childhood sweetheart, Swati Mankar.
- V.V.S. Laxman bats for new cause, 10 November 2005. Press Trust on India. Retrieved on 5 September 2008.
- "Rohan Gavaskar to replace Kaif". Retrieved 3 January 2004.
- "Rohan Gavaskar retires from competitive cricket". Times of India. 7 February 2012. Retrieved 8 February 2012.
- Rohan Gavaskar weds, 3 April 2003, The Hindu. Retrieved on 5 September 2008.