Former India captain and one of the greatest cricketers of all-time Sunil Gavaskar has received a special gift from the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) on his 71st birthday on Friday (July 10).
On the occasion of the legendary batsman’s birthday, the MCA has re-allotted two permanent seats to Gavaskar with special honor in the President’s Box at the Wankhede Stadium.
The two fixed seats were originally allotted to Gavaskar and his wife at the Garware Pavilion to honor him during his retirement, but it went missing following a renovation of the iconic stadium ahead of the 2011 World Cup since the seating arrangement was changed from cushioned wooden planks to bucket seats.
However, a day before the cricket legend’s 71st birthday, the MCA decided to reinstate and reposition the two permanent seats at the Wankhede Stadium for one of cricket's evergreen personalities.
In a press note, the MCA stated: “It was brought to our notice, that the two fixed seats allotted to Smt. and Shri Sunil Gavaskar were inadvertently, not restored.
However, the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) headed by the President, Dr. Vijay D. Patil, has decided not only to reinstate the two fixed seats in their honour but also re-position the two fixed seats in the name of Smt. and Shri Sunil Gavaskar, in the President’s Box at the Wankhede Stadium, MCA.”
Reacting to it, Gavaskar said: “I am most thankful to the MCA for their sweet gift on my birthday”
(With PTI Inputs)