Aggressive, fighter and solidity are the synonyms which go along with the former Indian opening batsman, Gautam Gambhir, who retired on December 2018 from all formats of cricket. A fantasy cricket game without him will not be the same.
Let us take a look at some of the amazing facts about this amazing “Gambhir” player of the Indian cricket team. Read along and play fantasy cricket league games at 11wickets app :
We all remember Gautam Gambhir like a fighter who was ever present to bail India out of challenge when India wanted him the most. His 97 in WC Final 2011 and 75 in World Cup T20 Final 2007 are the two of the best knocks an Indian has ever before played in an ICC tournament final. Just imagine whom we all will miss when we will play daily fantasy cricket games. It was his performance that took India to a powerful position on both the occasions. India ultimately won both the tournaments.
Childhood spent with grandparents
Gambhir grew up at his grandparents’ home. After he was born his mother took him there on the way home. His grandparents developed so much love for him that they couldn’t allow him to go and insisted on him to stay.
Introduction to cricket
In 2000, selectors chose him for the pioneer intake of the National Cricket Academy in Bangalore.
Sehwag is his partner in crime
Sehwag and Gambhir is without a doubt the most iconic opening duo not only in the history of Indian cricket but even world cricket. Gambhir and Sehwag’s average has been bettered just by the famous pair of Jack Hobbs and Herbert Sutcliffe, who also averaged nearly 88, along with 25 strands of 50-plus in 38 innings.
100% winning record as ODI captain
Gambhir retains an unusual record of 100% wins as skipper in ODIs. He has captained India in 6 games (5 against New Zealand, 1 against West Indies) and won all of them.
Gambhir’s hobbies are reading and taking long drives with his family. He married Natasha Jain in 2011. He is a father to two cute daughters Aazeen and Anaiza. Gambhir enjoys playing games on PlayStation.
5 successive Test centuries
Gambhir is the sole Indian cricketer to score 5 successive test centuries. The sole others to accomplish this feat are Bradman, Kallis and Yousuf Youhana.
11 consecutive fifties
He is the 2nd batsman following Sir Vivian Richards to score 11 consecutive half centuries in International cricket.
Gambhir bagged a massive deal of 2.5 million dollar for Kolkata Knight Riders to become the most expensive player in the history of IPL in those days. He had led KKR to two IPL titles prior to heading back to Delhi Daredevils
Gautam Gambhir is known as a nationalist and a humanitarian. He is extremely vocal about problems linked to national pride. Gambhir has also supported his words with actions. He is spending money on the education of the kids of CRPF jawans martyred in Chhattisgarh and Zohra, daughter of a J&K police ASI killed by terrorists.
Gautam Gambhir Foundation has begun a community kitchen where poor are given no cost food.
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