A champion sportsperson and one of the greatest and most successful opening batsmen of all time, Sunil Gavaskar's name is etched in record books as the first player to score 10,000 runs and 34 centuries (a record he held for over 2 decades). His average of 65.45 against the West Indies, who had the most vicious bowling attack in Test Cricket history, bore testament to his mental strength and his rock-solid technique. These were qualities that his contemporaries and the cricketing world admired and respected him for. ESPNcricinfo.com says the following about Gavaskar's true value to India. "He earned respect for Indian cricket and he taught his team-mates the virtue of professionalism. The self-actualisation of Indian cricket began under him."
Sunil Gavaskar has served as the Chairman of the ICC's Cricket Committee and has fulfilled various roles and responsibilities with the BCCI. He continues to serve cricket as a television commentator, analyst and columnist.
A sports enthusiast who has held positions in several Sports Associations and Federations of India in Rugby, Football and Hockey. He is also the Chairman & Managing Director of Selvel One Group.
He has been rated by The Economic Times, Brand Equity Ad Agency Reckoner as 'India's Most Influential Media Person' for 6 consecutive years from 2006 till 2011. They also recognized him as one of the 'Top 10 Most Influential Person in Advertising' in 2011. Sam is the Chairman and Managing Director of Madison World, a 27 year old diversified Communication group which has a gross billing of INR 37 Billion.
He is the recipient of the Advertising Agencies Association of India's Lifetime Achievement Award and the Ad Club of Kolkata's Hall of Fame Award. Sam was also featured in Campaign's Global Power List 2010 - a list of over 150 most influential people in media, marketing and advertising in the world.
Sports is his passion. This has been visible right through Melroy's growing years, which included him playing competitive Hockey at University level and competitive football and cricket at an inter-college level. The strong current of his love and passion for Sports carried him to the shores of Nimbus Sports where he started his career as a rookie when he was still in college.
Over the last 15 years since he joined PMG, Melroy has had the opportunity to continue to be associated with his passion. Now, as the COO of PMG, his passion has given birth to a deep desire to play a pivotal role in India's quest to become the next sporting superpower.