He is known as one of the greatest cricketers of all times. He holds a number of world records for batting in cricket. He was the first person to score 10,000 runs in Test cricket. He has also scored the maximum number of centuries in Test cricket. He is known as the Little Master. Sunil Gavaskar has received many honours like the Arjuna Award (1977), Padma Bhushan (1979), Wisden Cricketer of the Year (1980) etc.