Members of the India cricket team and their duty free arrive at Heathrow for the 1983 World Cup. Back row, from left: Dilip Vengsarkar, Krishnamachari Srikkanth, Yashpal Sharma, Balwinder Sandhu, Ravi Shastri, and manager Man Singh. Front row, from left: Roger Binny, Sunil Gavaskar and wicketkeeper Syed Kirmani
Sunil Gavaskar, the first man to make 10,000 Test runs, reached the milestone with a late cut off Pakistan's Ijaz Faqih in March 1987, in a draw in Ahmedabad, where, four years before, he had broken Geoff Boycott's record for the most runs in the format. "Many more might reach the feat but the one that reaches it first is remembered more," Gavaskar said at the time.