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Did you know Sunil Gavaskar was switched at birth with a fisherwoman's baby?

Did you know Sunil Gavaskar was switched at birth with a fisherwoman's baby?
Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar.

Tribune Web Desk 
Chandigarh, July 10 

Indian legend Sunil Gavaskar revealed an interesting story in his autobiography ‘Sunny Days’. 

Gavaskar, who was born on July 10, was almost switched at birth with a fisherwoman's baby.

He said: "I may never have become a cricketer and this book would certainly not have been written, if an eagle-eyed relation, Narayan Masurekar, had not come into my life the day I was born (July 10, 1949)."

He continued: "It seems that Nan-Kaka (as I called him), who had come to see me in hospital on my first day in this world, noticed a little hole near the top of my left earlobe."

"The next day he came again and picked up the baby lying on the crib next to my mother. To his utter horror, he discovered that the baby did not have the hole on the left earlobe. A frantic search of all the cribs in the hospital followed, and I was eventually located sleeping blissfully beside a fisherwoman, totally oblivious of the commotion I had caused! The mix-up, it appears, followed after the babies had been given their baths," he said.


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