Out of the three World Cups India won, Gautam Gambhir was the top scorer in two. Whether it was the first T20 World Cup 2007 or the 2011 ODI World Cup… both the times this cricketer played a big role in getting India the trophy. It is a different matter that despite being the top scorer, this player could not take credit for the victory. The cricket career of this player, who did great things on the field, ended in a disappointing manner. Later he caught the strings of politics.
Happy Birthday Gautam Gambhir
Today is the birthday of former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir. Born on October 14, 1981 in Delhi, Gautam Gambhir has turned 40 today. Gautam Gambhir may not be big names like Dhoni-Virat Kohli in Indian cricket, but this player has played an important role in winning two World Cups for Team India. Gautam Gambhir made Team India the champion playing the best innings in the final matches of the 2007 T20 World Cup and the 2011 ODI World Cup. Know 10 important things about Gautam Gambhir’s career and life on his birthday.
Out of the three Cricket World Cups that India has won, only one player has been the top scorer in two. Whether it was the first T20 World Cup 2007 or the 2011 ODI World Cup… both the times this cricketer played a big role in getting India the trophy. It is a different matter that despite being the top scorer, this player could neither take credit for the victory nor the ‘Player of the Award’. Recognize it right. We are talking about Gautam Gambhir, who is celebrating his birthday today. Gautam Gambhir was considered a player of big matches in the cricket world. However, the cricket career of this great player ended in a disappointing fashion. He was also out of the IPL team till the time of his return to Team India. At the end of his cricket career, Gautam caught the strings of politics and now he is an MP.
Former India captain Gautam Gambhir is celebrating his 41st birthday on 14 October. Whenever this player captained for India, the team got the victory. He also won the title twice as captain for Kolkata Knight Riders. The T20 World Cup 2021 (T20 World Cup 2021) is to start from October 17. In such a situation, the fans must be missing Gambhir’s brilliant innings played against Pakistan in the final of the T20 World Cup 2007. Gambhir then scored 75 runs off 54 balls. No other batsman of the team could even reach the 40-run mark. India had scored 157 runs for 5 wickets while playing first. In reply, Pakistan’s team was out after scoring 152 runs. Gambhir scored the highest 227 runs for India in the tournament.
When Sachin-Sehwag failed in the final,
Gautam Gambhir also played a memorable innings in the final of the 2011 ODI World Cup. Playing first in this match, Sri Lanka scored 274 for 6 wickets. In reply, Virender Sehwag, Sehwag zero and Sachin Tendulkar returned to the pavilion after scoring only 18 runs. Gautam Gambhir played an innings of 97 runs and led the team firmly on the path of victory. Although the ‘Player of the Match’ award went to captain MS Dhoni (91 not out), but even today there are many people who believe that Gambhir was the real hero of this match.
KKR was also made champion twice
, although Gautam Gambhir did not get a chance to captain more for Team India. But in the IPL, he got the iron of his captaincy. Under his captaincy, KKR won the IPL title twice. Apart from this, KKR’s team has never been successful in winning the title. Gambhir played more than 150 matches in IPL and scored more than 4 thousand runs.
First class in 1999 and politics in 2019.
Gautam Gambhir’s first class career started in 1999. After about 20 years, he said goodbye to cricket and made a career in politics. Gambhir scored 4154 runs in 56 Tests, 5238 runs in 147 ODIs and 932 runs in 37 T20Is before retiring from cricket in December 2018. He scored 9 centuries in Tests and 11 in ODIs. He had 43 runs in the first class. He scored 15 thousand runs in first class and more than 10 thousand runs in List A cricket. He became the first Indian to score more than 50 runs in 11 consecutive innings in Tests.
Know 10 important things about Gautam Gambhir’s career and life on his birthday.
Gautam Gambhir played 58 Tests, 147 ODIs and 37 T20 matches for India. Gambhir scored 4154 runs in Tests at an average of 41.95. In ODIs, 5238 runs came from his bat at an average of 39.68. In T20, this batsman scored 932 runs at an average of 27.41.
Gautam Gambhir scored 20 international centuries in his career. He scored 9 centuries in Tests and 11 in ODIs. At the same time, Gambhir scored 7 half-centuries in T20.
Gautam Gambhir scored 64 centuries in his entire career. He has 43 first class and 21 List A centuries to his name.
Gautam Gambhir was known for playing big innings on big occasions. This player scored the highest 227 runs for India in the 2007 T20 World Cup. In the final against Pakistan, Gambhir scored 75 runs in 54 balls to make Team India the champion.
In 2008, even in the CB series against Australia, Gautam Gambhir proved his mettle by scoring 440 runs. Australia created history by winning the CB series and Gambhir was its hero.
In March 2009, Gautam Gambhir played a historic Test innings in the Napier Test against New Zealand. Gambhir scored 137 runs in 436 balls. He remained on the wicket for 643 minutes and he avoided the defeat of Team India.
Gambhir claimed that Dhoni kept him out of the team in the name of a good fielder
In 2010, Gautam Gambhir was made the captain for the five-match ODI series against New Zealand. Under Gambhir’s captaincy, India defeated New Zealand 5-0 and his win percentage as Indian captain was 100 per cent. He was also selected Man of the Series in this series.
In the 2011 World Cup, Gautam Gambhir scored 393 runs at an average of 43.66. He was the highest run-scorer after Sachin for India in the tournament. In the final against Sri Lanka, Gambhir wrote the script for Team India’s victory by scoring 97 runs in 122 balls. He made an important partnership of 109 runs with Dhoni.
Let us tell you that Gautam Gambhir was born in a businessman family. When Gambhir was just 18 days old, he was adopted by his maternal grandparents. Gambhir’s entire life was spent in his maternal grandmother.
Gautam Gambhir was dropped from Team India in the year 2013. Gambhir had said in an interview that Dhoni had thrown him out of the World Cup 2015 race in the year 2012 itself. Gambhir claimed that Dhoni kept him out of the team in the name of a good fielder. While he was in good form.