In the two matches that he played, he scored 136 runs at 45.33, with a best score of 73. The string of low scores continued for a few games after his debut match. 'Greatest series ever won by India': Gambhir on Aus triumph Former Indian cricketer and BJP MP from East Delhi, Gautam Gambhir, on January 19 … He received his schooling from Modern School, New Delhi and graduated from Hindu College, University of Delhi. First-Class debut: Gambhir made his debut in the 1999-00 season for Delhi and was quite impressive. Scores 3 and 1 in his, Is brought back to the ODI side, and scores a maiden century is his, After having been a sporadic presence in the ODIs, is left out of India's World Cup squad. Gambhir considers Gulati to be his mentor and would often call him up before important matches. [42] Gautam Gambhir began his new innings as a parliamentarian as he took oath as the Lok Sabha MP on 17 June 2019. He stayed at his maternal uncle Pawan Gulati's residence in the '90s. [26], For his performances in 2007, he was named in the World T20I XI by Cricinfo.[27]. However, 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. The key project of the Foundation is to reach out to as many children of paramilitary martyrs as possible and empower them by supporting their entire educational needs. [10] Gambhir was selected for the first intake of the National Cricket Academy in Bangalore in 2000. In 2008 Gambhir finally solidified his place in the Indian Test team with a string of high scores. ", Is back in the ODI side after the World Cup debacle, but thinks it's his last chance when he plays the three-ODI series in Bangladesh. [4][5] The same year, he was the recipient of the ICC Test Player of the Year award. Gautam Gambhir, a dashing opener, was a consistent performer for Delhi at the domestic level, averaging over 50 since his first-class debut in 1999. It was also India's highest successful run chase in Australia. After India's first-round exit from the tournament, Gambhir was selected for the One Day International on India's 2007 tour of Bangladesh. Scores a, While still fighting for a place in Tests, gets to play in the World Twenty20, and scores three fifties in five matches of a successful campaign, including the top score of 75 in, Scores back-to-back fourth-innings centuries - 132 in a chase of 271 in, … which duly arrives when he is picked to open the innings with Virender Sehwag on the Sri Lanka Test tour. [39], After a big absence from international cricket, on 8 October 2016, Gambhir was recalled for the Test-Match series against New Zealand, after showing good form in domestic cricket.[40]. Still, with over 10000 runs from his 56 Tests, 147 ODIs and 37 T20Is - not to mention leading Kolkata Knight Riders to two IPL titles - Gambhir has been a grand contributor to Indian cricket. [41] Gambhir went on to score 112 in his final innings, his 43rd century in first-class cricket. Gambhir was on far firmer ground in the IPL - having been a mainstay at Delhi Daredevils and then going to Knight Riders for a record US $2.4 million in the 2011 auction. Ajay Rohera surpassed Amol Mazumdar's 260 to record highest first-class score on debut One of the most successful Indian openers, Gautam Gambhir made his international debut on April 11, 2003, against Bangladesh in Dhaka in Sachin Tendulkar ’s absence. To help make this website better, to improve and personalize your experience and for advertising purposes, are you happy to accept cookies and other technologies. He then returned as captain of the side in India's match against the West Indies in December 2011. Gautam Gambhir may finally end up being a part of the decision-making procedure to select selectors throughout age-group groups, together with the Ranji Trophy squad, a crew he may well be a … The Gautam Gambhir Foundation is the philanthropic initiative of Gautam Gambhir. A century in his second ODI back and a final-winning fifty in the inaugural World Twenty20 paved the way for his Test return. From 25 innings he scored 704 runs at an average of 29.33. Gautam Gambhir may have shocked fans by announcing his retirement from all forms of cricket on December 4, but that made his performance in his farewell match in Ranji Trophy 2018-19 between Delhi and Andhra, that much more exciting. [35] Between February 2010 and November 2011, Gambhir played in 14 Tests. He made his ODI debut against Bangladesh in the TVS Cup in 2003. info); born 14 October 1981) is an Indian politician and former cricketer, who has played all formats of the game. He scored an unbeaten 150 in the fourth match in Calcutta to help seal the series, guiding the hosts to victory in the run-chase. "[46] Gautam won the elections by 695,109 votes against Atishi Marlena and Arvinder Singh Lovely. He became the second highest run-scorer of the inaugural season with 534 runs from 14 matches. He was then appointed as the skipper of the team. Gautam Gambhir has lavished praises on India captain Virat Kohli after he became the first batsman to record 20,000 international runs in a single decade. In the 29th Test match against Bangladesh at Dhaka, he rewrote the history of IVA Richards by scoring most fifties plus runs in 11 consecutive matches. In 2003, Gambhir made his ODI debut against Bangladesh in the TVS Cup. He made his ODI debut against Bangladesh in 2003 and played his first test the following year against Australia. He was replaced in Tests by Wasim Jaffer, who made a double hundred and a hundred in seven Tests. A fifth century in as many Tests from Gautam Gambhir left India in the driving seat on day four of the first Test against Bangladesh in Chittagong. The match-saving 137 at Napier is one of the two standout moments in Gautam Gambhir’s career, the other being his match-winning 97 in the 2011 World Cup final. [13] He currently resides in Delhi's Rajendra Nagar neighbourhood.[10]. I couldn't motivate myself. For his performances in 2012, he was named in the World ODI XI by the ICC. [25] He was named in the 'Team of the Tournament' by Cricinfo for the 2007 T20I World Cup. Virender Sehwag is also only the fourth person to score more than one triple Test ton in Test cricket. However, while he was struggling in Tests, Gambhir enjoyed a rich run of form in ODIs, averaging 56.90 from 23 matches. 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In the post-match interview, he indicated that performing more consistently was a top priority for his career as he had done so in the past. Believing the series could be his last chance,[23] Gambhir scored his second century on that tour and was subsequently selected for the One Day International on India's tour to Ireland in 2007. Gautam Gambhir names 4 changes India should make in Boxing Day Test against Australia Sourav Ganguly vs Jay Shah: BCCI members to lock horns in friendly match at world's largest - Motera Stadium While Gambhir made his India debut in 2003, Dhoni played his first international match against Bangladesh in 2004 where he got run-out on a duck. In domestic cricket, Gambhir had an average score of above 50 and his two consecutive double-hundreds in 2002, making him a strong contender for the opening slot in the Indian cricket team. "[23] With no other career options, Gambhir stuck with cricket. Out of favour opener Gautam Gambhir scored 31 for Essex against Northamptionshire on his county debut on Wednesday. [16] Under Gambhir's captaincy, the Kolkata Knight Riders qualified for the IPL playoffs and also made it to the Champions League Twenty20 for the first time. Gambhir announced his retirement from all forms of cricket 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. [43][44] He was the party's candidate from East Delhi in the 2019 Indian general election. File photo of former India opener Gautam Gambhir. In the same period, only two opening batsmen who had played at least 15 innings had a worse average: Phillip Hughes of Australia and Imrul Kayes of Bangladesh. In his third match, he scored 71 and was named Man of the Match. His maiden century (103 off 97 balls) came against Sri Lanka in 2005. He captained the Indian team in six ODIs from late 2010 to late 2011 with India winning all six matches. He opened well in all three forms of the game. Coming in to bat in the first over after the dismissal of Virender Sehwag, he anchored the Indian inning despite the early dismissal of both the openers. Gambhir is only the fourth man to score tons in five consecutive Tests. Gambhir withdrew from the Third and final Test against Sri Lanka at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai in order to attend his sister's wedding. Gautam Gambhir is a former cricketer, who has played all formats of the game. (Twitter/Gautam Gambhir) ... team getting bundled out for their lowest ever Test score of 36, … In 2004, he made his Test debut against Australia in the fourth and last Test match of the Border Gavaskar Trophybut did himself n… He could be more aggressive than Virender Sehwag, played the kind of back-to-the-wall innings that would do Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman proud, and accumulated without taking any risks, much like Sachin Tendulkar has been doing in the last quarter of his career. The 37-year-old Gambhir, an attacking yet compact left-handed batsman, accumulated 4154 runs in 58 Test matches since making his debut in … This knock from Gambhir was instrumental in securing a thrilling tie in that match. In 2004, he made his Test debut against Australia in the fourth and last Test match of the Border Gavaskar Trophy but did himself no favours by getting out for 3 and 1. Gambhir was picked up by the Delhi Daredevils franchise in the first player auction of the Indian Premier League for a price of US$725,000 a year. He finished the CB series as the leading run-scorer with 440 runs. [18] During the same season, he scored 6 half-centuries out of a total of nine from his team and became only the second player to cross the 2000 runs mark in the history of the IPL and the second highest run scorer ever in the tournament. He scored 181 runs at an average of 22.62.[37]. Feisty and firm, capricious and correct, insatiable and insecure, Gautam Gambhir was one of the most complete batsmen between 2008 and the 2011 World Cup. He caught the attention of cricket fans when he scored 148 against Pakistan. [20], On 27 January 2018, in the 2018 IPL Auction, he was bought by the Delhi Daredevils for ₹2.8 crore, and was appointed as the captain. Either side of that period, though, livid disappointment with his technical flaws dominating his other attributes. [3] In 2009, he was the number one ranked batsman in ICC Test rankings. He is a current member of the Lok Sabha since 2019. He scored a match-winning 97 in the 2011 World Cup final. Last Updated: 23rd December, 2020 12:29 IST Mohammad Kaif, Gautam Gambhir Recall 1st Impressions Of MS Dhoni Before 2004 India Debut Mohammad Kaif and Gautam Gambhir shared their first impressions of former Indian captain MS Dhoni who made his international debut on … So far he has played 17 Test matches and scored 1002 runs at an average of 37.11, and his highest score … Gambhir was born in New Delhi to Deepak Gambhir, who manages a textiles business, and Seema Gambhir, a housewife. From being a captaincy candidate at one time, he went to struggling to keep his place in the side. However, in the same match, he was involved in controversy when he elbowed bowler Shane Watson while taking a run. Former India opener Gautam Gambhir praised his fellow Delhi-based batsman Rishabh Pant for his splendid knock at the Sydney Cricket Ground in the third Test against Australia. VVS Laxman And Gautam Gambhir Hail Virat Kohli For ''Phenomenal'' Run Virat Kohli, who became the fastest batsman to score 12,000 ODI runs on … Following the match, Gambhir returned to the top of the ICC rankings. Out of favour opener Gautam Gambhir scored 31 for Essex against Northamptionshire on his county debut here on Wednesday. Gambhir was the only Indian and one of four international cricketers to have scored hundreds in five consecutive Test matches. For his performances in 2009, he was named in the World Test XI by the ICC. [17] For his performances in 2012, he was named as captain of the Cricinfo IPL XI. However, following the hullabaloo over his participation in the IPL 2020 play-offs, including the final, he was added to the Test squad.. This innings led Virender Sehwag, Gambhir's opening partner, close friend, and captain for the match, to call him 'The Second Wall' in reference to Rahul Dravid. In 2008, Gambhir was forced to miss the Test series in Australia due to a shoulder injury. Gambhir scored two successive double-hundreds in 2002 (one of them against the visiting Zimbabweans) made him a strong contender for India's opening slot in all three forms of the game. [10] Gambhir was adopted by his grandparents eighteen days after his birth and lived with them ever since. Rohit was initially not selected in any of three squads for the tour of Australia. In his third match, he was named ‘Man of the Match’ for scoring 71. Gautam Gambhir Biography. The southpaw opener consumed 436 deliveries and spent nearly 11 hours at the crease for his 137 in the second innings to stand between India and a certain innings defeat. He came back with massive runs in domestic cricket, a few important technical adjustments, and with the reputation of being the best player of spin in India, outside the international side. It was started in 2014 and is based out of Delhi. 2008 started well for Gambhir. In the second Test match, he scored a match-saving 137 in the second innings. Opening the batting with Delhi teammate Virender Sehwag, he scored 858 runs at over 61 in seven matches as of December including a double century against Australia in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. [28] Gambhir scored 463 runs in the series, which despite missing the last match was more than any other player in the series.[29]. At home, he scored an unbeaten 130 in the Ranji Trophy final to help Delhi beat Uttar Pradesh by nine wickets just two days before the team for the ODI tournament in Australia was to be announced. As the Indian Test side went from sublime to ridiculous, Gambhir's failures went unpunished. Only Don Bradman has managed six centuries in as many matches. [citation needed] He is also the Brand Ambassador for Pinnacle Industries' Pinnacle Specialty Vehicles. Gambhir went into the 2016 IPL with 39 fifty-plus scores - the second-most by an Indian in all T20 cricket. [34], In 2011, India's batting line-up struggled in Tests, particularly away from home. This set up their score of 642 and an innings victory. As of April 2018, he is the sixth highest run-scorer for India in Twenty20 Internationals. In this match, he scored 66 runs. His maiden century (103 off 97 balls) came against Sri Lanka in 2005. ... 2nd Test Day 4 Live Score… ALSO READ: 'Really proud': Sachin Tendulkar leads wishes for Team India after unforgettable draw in Sydney I didn't want to practise. First-class debut: 1999/00: Last First-class: Delhi v Andhra at Delhi, Dec 6-9, 2018 scorecard: List A debut: 2000/01: Last List A: Mumbai v Delhi at Bengaluru, Oct 20, 2018 scorecard: T20s debut It was his fifth century in as many Tests and made him the fourth player to achieve this feat. Major teams India, Delhi, Delhi Daredevils, Essex, India Red, Indian Board President's XI, Kolkata Knight Riders, Rajasthan Cricket Association President's XI. [47], Gambhir has started work at his constituency of East Delhi, installing CCTV cameras to tackle the issue of women's safety which has plagued Delhi in recent times. Speaking about the injury-ravaged Indian team ahead of the 4th Test match at The Gabba, Gambhir opined that it will be unfair to add Bumrah in all four matches of the England Test series. He made his ODI debut against Bangladesh in the TVS Cup in 2003. Sidharth Monga, Gautam Gambhir punches one on the off side, Rohit Sharma, Gautam Gambhir and Mohammed Shami before the game. He eventually earned the Man-of-the-Series award for leading India to a 5–0 win. Gambhir received adulation from the 100-odd spectators at Feroz Shah Kotla. [6][7], In October 2018, during the quarter-finals of the 2018–19 Vijay Hazare Trophy, he scored his 10,000th run in List A cricket. On 22 March 2019, he joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the presence of Union ministers Arun Jaitley and Ravi Shankar Prasad. He stood more than five sessions in the middle and faced over 430 balls. [33], In the final of the Cricket World Cup 2011, Gambhir scored a solid knock of 97 from 122 balls. Gautam Gambhir made his Test debut against Australia at Mumbai on November 3, 2004. The Indian cricket team toured Australia from 15 December 2011 to 28 February 2012. In August 2012, Gambhir, with 445 runs in six innings at an average of 89, helped India win 1–0 to script a series win in that country after 41 years. Three weeks later at Sydney, he scored a career-best 113 off 119 balls against Australia, in a high scoring match which India lost by 18 runs. In his third match, he scored 71 and was named Man of the Match. 20-year-old Gill is all set to make his Test debut against Australia in … He then scored 167 in the second innings of the Third Test to give India an unassailable lead, but rain helped the New Zealand batsmen to hang on for a draw. 'He is one player': Gautam Gambhir Meanwhile, the Royals have appointed Sanju Samson as Smith's successor and he will be leading the franchise in the 2021 season. He made 97 in Zimbabwe later that year, but failed to reach 30 against Sri Lanka at home, repeatedly struggling against Chaminda Vaas, and was subsequently dropped from the Test team. He set up community kitchens in 2017 through the Foundation in Patel Nagar, Delhi, in a bid to make sure no one slept hungry in the city. Gautam Gambhir said he wants the Indian team management to give a longer run to Shubman Gill in Test team. Pant's quickfire 97 runs brought India back into the game after skipper Rahane was out early on Day 5. In the 2007–08 CB Series, he scored an unbeaten 102 at the Gabba against Sri Lanka in a match washed out due to rain. [24], Gambhir was selected in India's squad for the 2007 ICC World Twenty20, which India went on to win in South Africa, beating Pakistan in the final. Gambhir played his first major Test series outside the sub-continent, having toured New Zealand in 2009. [36] Gambhir opened the batting in all four of India's Test defeats against Australia in 2011–12. As a cricketer, he was a left-handed opening batsman who played domestic cricket for Delhi, and captained Kolkata Knight Riders and Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League (IPL). He played an integral part in India's wins in the finals of both the 2007 World Twenty20 (75 runs from 54 balls) and the 2011 Cricket World Cup (97 from 122). In 2019, he joined the Bharatiya Janata Party and won election to the Lok Sabha from East Delhi. He had a good partnership first with Kohli, and then a match-winning partnership of 109 runs with MS Dhoni. Catch live and detailed score report of India vs Sri Lanka 4th ODI 2009, Sri Lanka tour of India 2009/10 only on ESPNcricinfo.com. While the bowlers on the Ranji circuit swore by this little left-hand batsman, he had just two international centuries to show after 13 Tests and 19 ODIs when he was left out of the World Cup party. Gambhir asserted it was accidental, but was banned for one Test. [15] At the end of the tournament he became the only player from Delhi Daredevils to score more than 1000 runs in the IPL. He was promoted to the post of Captain of the Delhi Daredevils for IPL Season 2010. [32], In 2010, Gambhir was appointed captain of the national team in ODI series against New Zealand which was hosted by India. He is a left-handed batsman who has played domestic cricket in Delhi and captained Kolkata Knight Riders and Delhi Daredevils in the IPL. On 12 February 2012, Gambhir scored 92 off 111 balls in an ODI match against Australia at the Adelaide Oval, to help India win their first match against the hosts at that venue. [19] He led Kolkata Knight Riders to their second title in 2014 by beating Kings XI Punjab by 3 wickets. [21] On 25 April, Gambhir stepped down from captaincy citing poor performances of the team, and announced Shreyas Iyer as the new captain of the Delhi Daredevils.[22]. After the World Cup, though, began a more serious, almost terminal decline. Out of favour opener Gautam Gambhir scored 31 for Essex against Northamptionshire on his county debut here on Wednesday. Grabs his chance, and while the fabled Indian middle order struggles against Murali and Mendis, Gambhir is, Has impressed many by holding his own in Sri Lanka, but including the first innings, Becomes the 41st cricketer to be felicitated, Rajasthan Cricket Association President's XI, Lee vs Balaji, Dhoni vs McKay, and a World Cup humdinger, 'India's loss if Rohit Sharma isn't made white-ball captain' - Gautam Gambhir, Gautam Gambhir says Royal Challengers Bangalore need to look beyond Virat Kohli for captaincy, 'Won't be surprised if Chennai Super Kings continue with MS Dhoni as captain' - Gautam Gambhir, Gambhir slams Dhoni's decision to bat at No. Test fifties against Murali and Mendis in the summer of Murali and Mendis in 2008 told him he belonged. Gambhir was coached by Sanjay Bharadwaj of Lal Bahadur Shastri Academy in Delhi, and Raju Tandon. the Indian selection committee handed him back vice-captaincy of the T20 squad for the World Cup. But his return after more than a year out of international cricket ended on a sour note when he was dropped after four innings. While Gambhir was out of the Test team, he played a number of One Day Internationals for India between 2005 and 2007. Scores 214, After a year-and-a-half of more prolific run-getting in domestic cricket and a few productive A tours, is drafted into the Test squad to replace Delhi team-mate Aakash Chopra in the side that has lost the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. Former Indian opener Gautam Gambhir has said that Rahul Dravid's humility is the best trait one can learn from him. His maiden Test century came against Bangladesh in December 2004. He scored an unbeaten 80 against Ireland in the first game of that tour and was awarded the man of the match award for that effort. Later Kolkata Knight Rider's CEO Venky Mysore revealed that Gambhir had asked the team not to retain him as he wanted to finish his IPL career where he started. In his next 13 Tests, he scored eight centuries: centuries to set up wins, centuries to bat opposition out, and centuries to hold on for draws, including the near 11-hour marathon in Napier. He scored a century in the second innings of the First Test in Ahmedabad to force a draw after the visitors had taken a first innings lead of more than 300, and then combined in a double century opening partnership with Sehwag on the first day of the Second Test in Kanpur, scoring 167 himself and helping India to score more than 400 runs on the opening day. Gambhir almost did not make it, "not wanting to play anymore" when he was dropped for the 2007 World Cup. I didn't want to practise. Apart from this, the GGF works with adolescent girls from underprivileged homes in generating awareness on nutrition, health and hygiene, and an effort to make Delhi green by planting trees the city to fight air pollution in the city. Punches one on the off side, Rohit Sharma fiasco could have handled. 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