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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.


Does Gautam Gambhir have license to deal in Covid-19 drugs, asks Delhi High Court

April 28, 2021 8:40 am

“Are these not prescription drugs? How is anybody able to procure large quantities? Is he holding a license to deal in these drugs? Does this not require license or what,” asked the division bench of Justices Vipin Sanghi and Rekha Palli.

10th Anniversary of World Cup: Time to move beyond 2011, says Gautam Gambhir

April 01, 2021 5:50 pm

Gambhir was one of the heroes of that final on April 2, 2011, scoring 97 priceless runs which set the platform for Mahendra Singh Dhoni to finish the game with that six for the ages.

Gautam Gambhir complains to LS panel against East MCD commissioner: ‘Not helping’

March 18, 2021 2:03 am

In his complaint, Gautam Gambhir is learnt to have alleged that he and his private secretary tried to contact Anand several times to discuss civic issues plaguing the area but got no response from him.

Delhi: New Gambhir canteen to serve lunch at Re 1

February 10, 2021 4:35 am

BJP MP Gautam Gambhir had earlier started a canteen in Gandhinagar on December 24, where up to 1,000 people are served every day. The lunch comprises rice, lentils and vegetable curries.

'Indians know India, should decide for India': Sachin Tendulkar on farmers' protest

February 03, 2021 11:46 pm

Sachin Tendulkar rallied for the nation to remain united in times of distress. Meanwhile, Gautam Gambhir too voiced his opinion on the ongoing farmers protests condemning "outside forces".

Gautam Gambhir contributes Rs one crore for Ram Temple construction

January 21, 2021 4:54 pm

The Delhi BJP has launched a campaign for collection of donations through coupons across the city, said party leaders.

Racist remarks often hurled at players in Australia and South Africa, it must stop: Gautam Gambhir

January 12, 2021 3:33 pm

Incidents of racist taunts being hurled at cricketers happen a lot in countries like Australia and South Africa and it must stop, former India opener Gautam Gambhir said.

Delhi: New sports projects in pipeline

January 06, 2021 5:34 am

The projects include completion of re-laying nine new holes at Qutab Golf Course and developing a community sports complex at Shastri Park.

India need to remember they dominated first two sessions in Adelaide: Gautam Gambhir

December 24, 2020 1:51 pm

India had taken a vital 53-run first-innings lead after the second day's play before being bundled out for their lowest-ever score of 36 on day three to eventually lose the series opener by eight wickets.

Gautam Gambhir's 'Jan Rasoi' to serve lunch at Re 1 in East Delhi

December 23, 2020 6:28 pm

The lunch will comprise rice, lentils and vegetable curries. The project is being funded by Gautam Gambhir Foundation and the MP's personal resources, and has no government support, the statement said.


Polling ends for sixth phase; Sheila Dikshit, Gambhir, Rahul Gandhi among early voters

May 13, 2019 7:24 am

Compared to the election results of these 59 seats in the last Lok Sabha elections in 2014, BJP had won 45 of these seats, the Trinamool Congress 8, the Congress two and the Samajwadi Party and the LJP one seat each among others.

Gautam Gambhir felicitated at Feroz Shah Kotla stadium after farewell match

December 10, 2018 7:44 am

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

October 11, 2018 6:58 am

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

December 29, 2017 9:31 pm

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

May 20, 2017 4:52 pm

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

May 15, 2017 6:41 pm

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