Picture of Rohan Gavaskar

Rohan Gavaskar

Batting style:
Left Handed bat
Bowling style:
Slow left-arm orthodox
Played for:
India, Royal Bengal Tigers, ICL India, Kolkata Knight Riders
Roles played:
Home country:
February 20, 1976, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh


Carrying the weight of being a legendary cricketer's not-so-successful son will always be a difficult task for anyone. Rohan Gavaskar may forever have to bear the brunt of not being as famous as his father, Sunil Gavaskar.

Unlike Sunil, Rohan's left-handed batting is more of an attacking nature, and he bowls slow-left arm orthodox spin. To compare him with his father would be unfair, but even as we look at him from an individualistic point of view, Rohan has failed to make it big on the international stage; except for his first-class average that gave him the hopes of a dream debut for India. An integral part of the Bengal cricket team, his spin bowling has often come in handy for his side, picking crucial wickets. He also captained Bengal for two seasons, but was unable to lead the team to success. The southpaw was in national contention for a long time and eventually got a chance in 2004, when he replaced an injured Mohammad Kaif in an ODI against Australia. But, lack of impressive showing resulted in him being axed from the subsequent tour to Pakistan.

Despite being given chances aplenty, Rohan could not live up to the expectations of the selectors and was consequently sidelined from international cricket. He then joined hands with the rebel league in 2007, representing Kolkata. However, in 2009 the BCCI granted him amnesty and he was back to the official league. Rohan was signed by the IPL franchise, Kolkata Knight Riders in the 2010 edition.


  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
ODI 11 10 151 2 18.87 64.52 0 1 54
IPL 2 1 2 0 2 25 0 0 2
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
ODI 11 2 72 74 1 1/56 / 74 6.16 0 0 0 2
IPL 2 1 6 8 0 0/8 / - 8 0 0 0 0
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
ODI 5 0 0


India Vs Australia at Brisbane Cricket Ground (Woolloongabba), Brisbane - Queensland - Jan 18, 2004
Last played:
India Vs Pakistan at Edgbaston, Birmingham - Sep 19, 2004
Kolkata Knight Riders Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore at Eden Gardens, Kolkata - Mar 14, 2010
Last played:
Kolkata Knight Riders Vs Chennai Super Kings at Eden Gardens, Kolkata - Mar 16, 2010