Cricket Fraternity Wish A Happy Birthday To ”Champion” Gautam Gambhir



Author 2019-10-14 06:16:35


Cricketer turned politician Gautam Gambhir rings his 38th birthday on Monday. Born on October 14, 1981, the former cricketer was an elegant left-handed opener and one of the gritty batsmen ever witnessed by the game. He is a true champion of the game, who has got enormous records in his kitty.

Gautam Gambhir – Hero for India in Two World Cup Finals

In the high-voltage final against Pakistan, Gambhir showed nerves of steel scoring 75 runs that made all the difference. He was the second-highest scorer in the tournament with 227 runs in the 7 innings.

After that feat, Gambhir always enjoyed the backing of skipper MS Dhoni but failed to break into the team. It was sheer hard luck, as legends of the game like Tendulkar still graced the Indian top-order.

imgGautam Gambhir. (Credits – AP)

Gambhir was at the top of his game between 2008 and 2011. Always looking aggressive on the field, he hit the purple patch in those years scoring big and often match-winning knocks. In the 2008 CB series Down Under, Gambhir blazed a trail when he outscored the likes of Sachin, Ponting, and Sangakara to emerge as the highest run-scorer of that ODI tri-series.

Soon, Gambhir cemented his place in the ODI team, filling the big shoes of iconic left-hander Sourav Ganguly. The spectacular showing in the ODIs, earned him a place in the Test team, too. Then came the magical knock in the ICC World Cup 2011 final, which is one of his career-defining moments to date.

imgCredits – Getty

The southpaw also played for Delhi Daredevils (DD) franchise in the Indian Premier League last season. He was a crucial part of the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) side before signing for Delhi. Gambhir led KKR to two victorious campaigns in 2012 and 2014.

Gautam Gambhir accumulated 4154 runs at an impressive average of 41.95 in the 58 Tests he played for India. While in 147 ODIs he has amassed 5238 runs at the rate of 39.68 runs per innings. He also played 37 T20Is for the country hitting 932 runs at a strike-rate of 119.02.

Here are a few birthday wishes:


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