BCCI Wishes Former Cricketer Gautam Gambhir On His 38th Birthday
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) via its official Twitter handle wished ace Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir on the occasion of his 38th birthday. The BCCI in the tweet also shared a video of the batsman's impressive knock against Sri Lanka in 2009.
BCCI's tweet wishing Gambhir:
Wishing @GautamGambhir a very Happy Birthday 🎂🎂— BCCI (@BCCI) October 14, 2019
Here's a throwback to one of his memorable innings in a run-chase against Sri Lanka in 2009 #HappyBirthdayGautamGambhirpic.twitter.com/uHgH8Tq8YO
Indian Batsmen Cheteshwar Pujara also took to Twitter to wish the former cricketer
Wish you a great birthday @GautamGambhir paaji! May god bless you with lots of success and good health.🙂 pic.twitter.com/yG3JvsvNUj— cheteshwar pujara (@cheteshwar1) October 14, 2019
Legendary bowler Irfan Pathan tweeted, ‘keep smiling bro’
Thanks Irfan, your love makes me smile!! https://t.co/4MbR1SThCX— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) October 14, 2019
About Gautam Gambhir:
Gautam Gambhir has played all formats of cricket. He is currently a Lok Sabha Member of Parliament and a member of the BJP. During his cricketing years, he was a left-handed batsman who represented Delhi in the local cricket scene and captained the Kolkata Knight Riders and Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League (IPL). He made his ODI debut against Bangladesh in 2003 and played his first Test in 2004 against Australia. He captained the Indian side in six ODI's from 2010 to 2011, with India winning all six matches. He played an integral part in India's epic wins in the finals of both the 2007 World Twenty20 and the 2011 Cricket World Cup. Under Gambhir's captaincy, Kolkata Knight Riders won their first IPL title in 2012 and went on to win the title again in 2014. Gambhir was the only Indian and one of four international cricketers to have scored hundreds in five consecutive Test matches. In 2019, he received the Padma Shri from the Government of India, the fourth highest civilian award in India. In December 2018, he announced his retirement from all forms of cricket.