Rohan Gavaskar Wiki, Height, Age, Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

Rohan Gavaskar is a former Indian cricketer who played for India as a left-arm batter in 11 ODIs. He is the son of legendary cricketer Sunil Gavaskar.

Rohan Gavaskar is a former Indian cricketer who played for India as a left-arm batter in 11 ODIs. He is the son of legendary cricketer Sunil Gavaskar.

Wiki/Biography

Rohan Gavaskar was born on Friday, 20 February 1976 (age 46 years; as of 2021) in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh. His zodiac sign is Pisces.

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 5″

Weight (approx.): 70 kg

Hair Colour: Natural Black

Eye Colour: Dark Brown

Family

Parents & Siblings

His father’s name is Sunil Gavaskar and he was a former Indian cricketer. 

His mother’s name is Marshneil Gavaskar.

Wife & Children

On 2 April 2003, he got married to Swati Mankar.

Rohan Gavaskar’s marriage

The couple is blessed with a daughter and a son. The daughter’s name is Reha Gavaskar and the son’s name is Vivaan Gavaskar.

Rohan Gavaskar with his wife and a son

Signature/Autograph

Rohan Gavaskar’s autograph

Career

International Debut

ODI

He made his ODI debut on 18 January 2004 against Australia at Gabba, Brisbane.

Test

Did not play

T20I

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
  • Bengal

In his initial days, he represented Bengal in Ranji Trophy and took crucial wickets for the side. He also played for East Zone in the Duleep Trophy. The reason he chose Bengal was as Mumbai had a strong batting lineup, so it was difficult for him to cement his place in the side. However, in Bengal, there were plenty of vacancies for batters. He also played for East Zone in the Duleep Trophy. In 2001-02, he was chosen as the captain of the Bengal team but wasn’t successful in that role. In 2003, in a tour match for India A against Nottinghamshire in Trent Bridge, he scored 139 runs and took his side to a win by seven wickets. He had a better average in domestic cricket, as a result, he got selected in the Indian team for the triangular series in Australia in January 2004 in place of injured Mohammad Kaif. Expression his delight after the selection, he said,

“Couldn’t stop smiling for three days.”

Rohan Gavaskar hitting a shot against Australia

In his first match, he could only score two runs but took an important wicket of Andrew Symonds.

Rohan Gavaskar after taking a wicket of Andrew Symonds in 2004 against Australia

He scored his highest score i.e. 54 runs against Zimbabwe on 24 January 2004 which remained his only fifty in his international career.

Rohan Gavaskar after scoring a fifty against Zimbabwe in 2004

Later, he was dropped from the tour of Pakistan. He was again selected in the Videocon Cup and tour of England where he was ineffective with both bat and ball. In 2007, he joined Indian Cricket League (ICL) for Kolkata Tigers but the league was later declared unauthorized by the BCCI. Soon, he was granted amnesty by the BCCI in 2009 along with 70 other players. After his return to domestic cricket, he joined Kolkata Knight Riders in the third season of the Indian Premier League (IPL). His last first-class game was in 2009, however, he retired on 9 February 20212. After retiring, he joined the commentary panel along with his father. He did commentary in the 2013 IPL season and shows on Star Sports’ Star Power. In 2017, he became media director of the Port Elizabeth franchise.

Rohan Gavaskar doing commentary

Favourites

  • Cricketers: Virender Sehwag
  • Actor: Amitabh Bachchan
  • Actress: Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra
  • Board Game: Ludo
  • Singer: Kumar Sanu and Udit Narayan
  • Place: London

Facts/Trivia

  • Rohan Gavaskar got his name from three cricketers; West Indies Rohan Kanhai, India’s M.L. Jaisimha, and Gundappa Viswanath. Initially, his name was Rohan Jaivishwa but due to his father’s surname, his name changed to Rohan Gavaskar.

    Rohan Gavaskar in his childhood

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