Gautam Gambhir

Gautam Gambhir, left-handed opening batsman and a consistent performer for Delhi at the Domestic level, averaging 50 since his first-class debut in 1999-2000. Gambhir made his one-day debut against Bangladesh in 2003, so far making 147 appearances in the format and has scored 5238 runs. In 2008, Gambhir got his first Test call and made his debut against Australia in Mumbai. After playing 58 Tests, he has managed to score 4154 runs in the longest-format of the game. He was

one of the most complete batsmen between 2008 and the 2011 World Cup and opened well in all three forms of the game along side Virender Sehwag. His knocks of 75 against Pakistan in the inaugural edition of World T20 and 97 against Sri lanka in the World Cup 2011, helped India lift the trophies. The Delhi lad is the only Indian and one of four international cricketers to have scored hundreds in five consecutive Tests, while he also holds the records of scoring more than 300 runs in four consecutive Test series. Kolkata Knight Riders' skipper was lauded with Arjuna Award in the year 2008, was ranked batsman in ICC Test rankings, also was the recipient of the ICC Test player of the year award. Under his captaincy, the KKR won their maiden IPL title in 2012 and again in 2014.

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IPL 2019: Virat Kohli should take the blame on himself, says Gautam Gambhir

Gautam Gambhir said that even though Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli as a batsman is 'an absolute master,' Kohli the captain is 'an apprentice'.

'Separate PM for J&K': Gambhir says Omar needs Pakistani passport, ex-CM asks him to tweet about IPL

A day after Gambhir said Abdullah required "sleep" or a "green Pakistani passport" more than a separate PM, Abdullah lashed out at the former cricketer for "displaying ignorance" on issues related to J&K.


I don't see Virat Kohli as a shrewd or tactful captain, says Gautam Gambhir

Gautam Gambhir said that in a result-oriented such as the IPL, Virat Kohli is lucky he has not been sacked as captain by Royal Challengers Bangalore despite never leading the team to the title.

Joining BJP, Gautam Gambhir says influenced by PM, his vision

The former opening batsman, who played a key role in India’s triumph in the 2011 World Cup, was recently conferred with the Padma Shri. He said he will work for the country’s welfare as a member of the BJP.

Gautam Gambhir joins BJP: Here's how sports fraternity reacted to it

Gautam Gambhir joined BJP ahead of the upcoming polls, in the presence of Union Ministers Arun Jaitley and Ravi Shankar Prasad. He also met with the party president Amit Shah in the capital city.

Gautam Gambhir joins BJP: Sidhu to Azhar, how cricketers-turned-politicians have performed

Former India cricketer Gautam Gambhir has decided to join BJP. Here is a look at how other Indian cricketers, who joined politics, have performed in the past.


'Inspired by PM Modi's vision', says cricketer Gautam Gambhir after joining BJP

At the press conference, Jaitley refused to confirm whether the cricketer would be contesting the upcoming elections.

Gautam Gambhir says Indians should back team if it forfeits Pakistan match at World Cup

Gautam Gambhir said that Indian fans and media should be ready to support the Indian team if they fail to make it beyond the group stage after forfeiting their World Cup match against Pakistan.

Gautam Gambhir, Sunil Chhetri receive Padma awards from President Ram Nath Kovind

Former cricketer Gautam Gambir, football captain Sunil Chhetri Archery star Bombayla Devi and basketball player Prashanti Singh were among those who received Padma awards from President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday.

Padma Awards 2019: Bajrang Punia, Ajay Thakur honoured by President Ram Nath Kovind

President Ram Nath Kovind conferred the Padma awards to 47 prominent and inspiring personalities, including nine from sports. Among the sports stars to receive the honours are wrestler Bajrang Punia, cricketer Gautam Gambhir, football captain Sunil Chhetri.

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Gautam Gambhir felicitated at Feroz Shah Kotla stadium after farewell match

Gautam Gambhir was honoured on Sunday after his final competitive match. He marked his final innings by scoring a hundred for Delhi in their Ranji Trophy match against Andhra Pradesh

Celeb spotting: Aamir Khan, Soha Ali Khan, Sushmita Sen and others

Aamir Khan and wife Kiran Rao were clicked at Roy Kapur Films office


Sports for a cause: Athletes who used their stardom for a social cause in 2017

A lot of hardwork goes behind the players who achieve success. But only some star athletes use their popularity for the right cause.

IPL Final: A look back at previous nine IPL finals; see pics

The stage is all set for the final of the tenth edition of IPL and it will be Mumbai Indians who would lock horns with Rising Pune Supergiant in Hyderabad.

Shah Rukh Khan hosts 10th anniversary celebrations with KKR squad, see pics

Kolkata Knight Riders celebrated ten years of their existence in a party that took place on Sunday night in Kolkata.