|Real name/Full name||Rohan Sunil Gavaskar Wisden Cricketers' Almanack|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 165 cm
in meters- 1.65 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 5”
|Weight (approx.)||in kilograms-70 kg
in pounds- 155 lbs
|Eye Colour||Dark Brown|
|Hair Colour||Natural Black|
|International Debut||ODI- On 18 January 2004 against Australia at Gabba, Brisbane
Test- Did Not Play
T20- Did Not Play
|Domestic/State Teams||• Royal Bengal Tigers
• ICL India
• Elite Group B
• East Zone
• India A
• India B
• Indian Inv XI
• PCA Masters XI
• Rest of India
• Wills XI
• Young India
• Kolkata Knight Riders
|Batting Style||Left-hand bat|
|Bowling Style||Left-arm spin orthodox|
|Date of Birth||20 February 1976 (Friday)|
|Age (as of 2021)||46 Years|
|Birthplace||Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh|
|School||• St. Xaviers Collegiate School, Kolkata
• Bombay Scottish School
|College/University||Ramniranjan Anandilal Podar College of Commerce and Economics|
|Relationships & More|
|Marriage Date||2 April 2003
|Children||Son- Vivaan Gavaskar
Daughter- Reha Gavaskar
|Parents||Father- Sunil Gavaskar
Mother- Marshneil Gavaskar
|Actor||Amitabh Bachchan and Akshay Kumar|
|Actress||Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone|
|Singer||Kumar Sanu and Udit Narayan|
Some Lesser Known Facts About Rohan Gavaskar
- Rohan Gavaskar is a former Indian cricketer who played for India in 11 ODI matches. He was a middle-order left-handed batter and the son of the legendary Sunil Gavaskar.
- Sunil Gavaskar named his son as a tribute to West Indian great Rohan Kanhai, India’s M. L. Jaisimha, and Gundappa Viswanath. His initial name was Rohan Jaivishwa but due to his surname, his name changed to Rohan Gavaskar.
- Besides batting, he was a left-arm spin orthodox bowler who took crucial wickets for Bengal. He represented Bengal in Ranji Trophy and East Zone in the Duleep Trophy. As Mumbai had a great batting line-up, it would have been difficult for Rohan to grab his place in the team. So, he decided to play for Bengal as there were plenty of vacancies for batters at that time.
- In 2001-02, he was selected as the captain of the Bengal team but his two seasons as a leader were poor. Under his tenure, Bengal though reached the finals of the Ranji Trophy in two consecutive years but hasn’t won any title.
- In 2003, he scored 139 runs in a tour match for India A against Nottinghamshire in Trent Bridge and led his side to a win by seven wickets.
- His batting average was higher in domestic cricket which gave him a chance to play for India in January 2004 in a VB Series in Australia. After the selection, he expressed his delight by saying that,
“Couldn’t stop smiling for three days.”
He came into the playing eleven for injured Mohammad Kaif. Rediff.com In the first match, he could only score two runs but managed to take a crucial wicket of Andrew Symonds in the fifth ball of his international career.
- His highest score of 54 runs came against Zimbabwe on 24 January 2004. This remained his only fifty in his international career.
- He was then dropped for the subsequent tour of Pakistan. He was again tried for the Videocon cup, and tour of England where he was ineffective.
- In 2007, he signed a contract with Indian Cricket League (ICL) for Kolkata Tigers which was declared unauthorized by the BCCI. After his exodus from ICL, he was among 71 other players who were granted amnesty by the BCCI in 2009.
- After his return to mainstream Indian Domestic cricket, he was selected to play the third season of the Indian Premier League for the Kolkata Knight Riders.
- He played his last first-class game in 2009 and retired on 9 February 2012. The Times of India Post-retirement, he became a prominent face in commentary alongside his father. He did commentary in the 2013 IPL season and shows on Star Sports’ Star Power plus NDTV Sports shows. In 2017, he served as the media director of the Port Elizabeth franchise — Nelson Mandela Bay Stars. Sportstar