True Champion and a Real Fighter Gautam Gambhir

Gautam Gambhir was born in New Delhi. His father Deepak Gambhir, who manages a textiles business, and Seema Gambhir, a housewife. Gambhir has a sister, Ekta. Gambhir was adopted by his grandparents. Gambhir started playing cricket when he was 10 years old. His schooling is from Modern School, New Delhi and graduated from Hindu College, University of Delhi. Gambhir considers Gulati to be his mentor who is his uncle and would often call him up before important matches. Gambhir was trained by Sanjay Bharadwaj of Lal Bahadur Shastri Academy in Delhi. 

October 2011 is special day for Gambhir. He married Natasha Jain, who comes to a business family.  He currently lives in Delhi.

In 2008 at home, he scored an undefeated 130 in the Ranji Trophy final to help Delhi to wins against Uttar Pradesh by nine wickets. Gambhir scored two successive double-hundreds in 2002 made him a strong candidate for India’s opening slot in all three forms of the game. He made his ODI debut against Bangladesh in the in 2003. In his third match, he scored 71 and was Man of the Match. His first century came against Sri Lanka in 2005 where he scores 103. In 2004, he made his Test debut against Australia in the fourth Test match of the Border Gavaskar. He made 96 against the South Africa in his second test. He scored his maiden Test century against Bangladesh in December 2004. He made 97 in Zimbabwe late that year. He was replaced in Tests by Wasim Jaffer because he was out of form at that time, who made a double hundred and a hundred in seven Tests.

While Gambhir was out of the Test team, he played a number of ODI for India between 2005 and 2007. Still, he was not selected for the 2007 World Cup as the selectors opted for a top-order of Sourav Ganguly, Virender Sehwag, and Sachin Tendulkar. “When I got dropped for the World Cup, there were times I didn’t want to play anymore. I didn’t want to practice. I couldn’t motivate myself.” Gambhir Said. With no additional career options, Gambhir fixed with cricket. After India’s first-round exit from the event, Gambhir was selected for the One Day International on India’s 2007 tour of Bangladesh. Have confidence in the series could be his last chance, Gambhir scored his second century on that tour and was then selected for the One Day International on India’s tour to Ireland in 2007. He slashed an unbeaten 80 against Ireland in the first game of that tour and was gave the man of the match award for that determination. In the match interview, he showed that performing more consistently was a top priority for his career as he had done so in the past.

Gambhir was selected for the 2007 ICC World Twenty20 and this was Cricket Match News Updates, which India went on to win in South Africa, beating Pakistan in the final. Gambhir achieved well in the shortest form of the game, ending the tournament as India’s top run scorer, with 227 at an average of 37.83, with three half-centuries which included 75 runs off 54 balls against Pakistan in the final.

In 2008, Gambhir was forced to miss the Test series in Australia due to an injury. In the 2007–08 CB Series, he slashed an unbeaten 102 at the Gabba against Sri Lanka in a match. Three weeks later, he scored a career-best 113 off 119 balls against Australia, in a high counting match which India lost by 18 runs. He completed the series as the leading run-scorer with 440 runs.

In 2008 Gambhir finally set his place in the Indian Test team with a cord of high scores. Opening the batting with Delhi teammate Virender Sehwag, he scored 858 runs at over 61 in seven matches as of December with a double century against Australia in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. Still, in the same match he was complex in controversy when he elbowed bowler Shane Watson while taking a run. Gambhir declared it was accidental, but was banned for one Test. Gambhir scored 463 runs in the series, which was more than any other player in the series and he was also dropped.

In 2011 the Cricket Match News Updates, India’s batting line-up thrust in Tests, mainly away from home. Out of sixteen innings in away Tests, India passed 300 just two times and both the team’s opening batsmen failed to score a century in the format in the whole of 2011. Between February 2010 and November 2011, Gambhir played 14 Tests. From 25 innings he scored 704 runs with an average of 29.33. In the same time, only two opening batsmen who had played at least 15 innings had a poorer average: Phillip Hughes of Australia and Imrul Kayesof Bangladesh. Though, while he was struggling in Tests, Gambhir relished a rich run of form in ODIs, averaging 56.90 from 23 matches. Gambhir opened in all four of India’s Test defeats against Australia in 2011–12. He scored 181 runs with an average of 22.62.

Gambhir announced his retirement from all forms on 3 December 2018, ahead of his final match for the Delhi cricket team against the Andhra cricket team in the Ranji Trophy on 6 December 2018. Gambhir scored 112 in his final innings, his 43rd century in first-class cricket.

True Champion and a Real Fighter Gautam Gambhir
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