Gautam Gambhir

Left Handed Batsman
October 14, 1981 ,Delhi
Current age:
32 years 10 months
Major teams:
India ,Kolkata Knight Riders
Playing role:
Test Debut:
November 3, 2004 v Australia
ODI Debut:
April 11, 2003 v Bangladesh
T20 Debut:
September 13, 2007 v Scotland

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Gautam Gambhir News

BCCI may curb WAGs on tours
The BCCI has taken a decision to put restrictions on the time spent by player's wives on foreign tours and no girlfriends will be allowed on tour.|21 Aug 2014, 10:45
Indian cricket's opening dilemma
Who next? KL Rahul? Jiwanjot Singh? Or should the selectors be looking at older domestic batsmen?
20 Aug 2014, 02:52
Time for deep introspection for India after crushing loss
Perhaps the experience of playing a five Tests favoured England, but for certain it tested India's inexperienced side to new levels.|18 Aug 2014, 03:41
Full marks to Dhoni, not India
Dhoni's batting is all forearm and no footwork and yet he's been putting runs on the board.
IANS|16 Aug 2014, 09:43
India face Groundhog Day
A new venue, new conditions, and pretty much the same dispirited, feeble batting effort from the Indian cricket team in south London.|15 Aug 2014, 11:37
India eye redemption, England series
England are a win/draw away from registering a series win in over a year whereas India can still save face by winning the final Test and level the series.|14 Aug 2014, 04:41
England need to win at The Oval to cement rebound
Humiliated by an innings defeat at Old Trafford, India can still save face by winning the final Test and tying the series. Here are five things to know ahead of the match.
AP|14 Aug 2014, 08:53
Ganguly exclusive: Dhoni and Co. need to self-introspect
A team that has so many batsmen out of form on an overseas tour would find it difficult to win Test matches.|14 Aug 2014, 08:40
To change or not to change, that's the question for Dhoni
By the look of things at present, India aren't likely to be going into the final game unchanged.|12 Aug 2014, 10:01

Gautam Gambhir Bio

Fieriness and aggression are the two most important characteristics in an attacking opener. Gautam Gambhir has these two factors in abundance and this has served him well during his time in international cricket.

Having been a consistent run-scorer in domestic circuit at the start of the new millennium, Gambhir's first innings in international cricket was stop-start to say the least. He was unable to establish himself in the Test and ODI squad and drifted out of the team.

Following India's first-round exit in the 2007 World Cup, Gambhir was selected in the team for the inaugural ICC World Twenty20 in South Africa. In the final against Pakistan, he hit a match-winning 75 to help India win the title in a closely fought match. The period from 2008-2010 was a watershed in Gambhir's career. He excelled in all formats and along with his Delhi mate, Virender Sehwag, formed a lethal opening partnership.

In 2008, Gambhir stroked 1134 runs in Tests at an average of 70.87 while in ODIs, he smashed 1119 runs at a whopping average of 90.53. The highlights in the year was a brilliant 206 against Australia in Delhi while in ODIs, he scored 440 runs at an average of 55 in the CB Series featuring Australia and Sri Lanka. From December 2008 to January 2009, Gambhir scored five centuries in five Tests, making him the fourth player to achieve this feat.

His exploits led him to be the ICC Player of the Year in 2009. His good form continued and in the 2011 World Cup, Gambhir played an important knock at a vital time. In the final against Sri Lanka, he scored 97 and helped India win the World Cup after 28 years. In 2012, Gambhir was pivotal to Kolkata Knight Riders winning the IPL for the first time.

Following the highs, Gambhir's form slid away drastically in the tours to England and Australia. Having endured a tough time in the series against England, Gambhir was dropped from the team and despite scoring two fifties and a century so far in the Ranji Trophy, Gambhir was not selected for the tour to South Africa.
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