Rohan Sunil Gavaskar was born on 20 February 1976 in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India, is a former Indian cricketer who played in 11 One Day Internationals. He was a specialist middle-order left-handed batsman and an occasional slow left arm orthodox bowler. He studied at St. Xaviers Collegiate School, Kolkata, Bombay Scottish School, and then Ramniranjan Anandilal Podar College of Commerce and Economics.
Having spent many years in the shadow of his more illustrious father, Sunil, he was selected for the Indian cricket team to tour Australia in 2004, and made his ODI debut after Mohammad Kaif was forced out of the team due to injury. He did not make a lasting impression on the international game, and his last ODI came during the 2004 ICC Champions Trophy.
In Indian domestic cricket, he represented Bengal in the Ranji Trophy, and East Zone in the Duleep Trophy.
He was given the names Rohan Jaivishwa by his father as a tribute to his 3 favourite cricketers – Rohan Kanhai; M. L. Jaisimha; and Rohan’s uncle, Gundappa Vishwanath – although his name is usually recorded as Rohan Sunil Gavaskar.
Rohan is married to his childhood sweetheart, Swati Mankar.
In 2007, Gavaskar signed a contract with the unauthorised Indian Cricket League, playing for the Kolkata Tigers. After breaking his links with the league, and returning to mainstream Indian domestic cricket, he was selected to play in the third season of the Indian Premier League for the Kolkata Knight Riders. He played in his last first class match in 2009 and retired in 2012.