Gautam Gambhir
Gautam Gambhir: BCCI

Former Indian opener batsman Gautam Gambhir has always been aggressive in nature. The whole world knows how Gautam Gambhir has batted fearlessly against any country. Regarding this nature of Gautam Gambhir, former veteran VVS Laxman tweeted and praised him by remembering the old days.

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VVS Laxman tweeted a photo of Gautam Gambhir and wrote,

“Massively inquisitive and totally obsessed with the game, @GautamGambhir never shied away from a challenge on a cricket field. Whether it was taking on express pace bowlers on spicy tracks overseas or standing up for a wronged teammate, he knew not what it was to back down.”

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Gautam Gambhir has been one of India’s finest opening batsman. He has scored 4154 runs in 58 Test matches for India at an average of 41.96. In ODIs, he scored 5238 runs in 147 matches at an average of 39.68.

Gautam Gambhir in World Cups

Gautam Gambhir in 2011 World Cup final against Sri Lanka
Gautam Gambhir in 2011 World Cup final against Sri Lanka: ICC

Gambhir is one of the cricketers from India who played the most important role in winning the T20 World Cup in 2007 and the 50-over World Cup in 2011.

Talking about the Gautam Gambhir’s inning in T20 World Cup 2007 final, he scored 75 runs and took the team to a respectable score. Due to his inning, the Indian bowlers could defend it in this exciting final and India won the first T20 World Cup.

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And if we talk about the 2011 World Cup Final, after the quick dismissals of Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag Gautam Gambhir alone handled the pressure inning. He scored 97 runs in 122 balls before he was dismissed in the 42nd over. With the help of Gambhir’s strong innings, India could reach the target of 275 runs in the final and win the World Cup after 28 years.

On the other hand, Gambhir has proven his captaincy skills in the shortest format of cricket. Kolkata Knight Riders won the Indian Premier League in 2012 and 2014 under the captaincy of Gautam Gambhir.

For his contribution to Indian cricket, Gautam Gambhir has been awarded the Padma Shri, the country’s fourth-best honor. Presently, he is spending his time fully in politics after his retirement from cricket.