New Delhi. Out of the three Cricket World Cups that India has won, only one player has been the top scorer in two. Whether it was the first T20 World Cup 2007 or the 2011 ODI World Cup… both the times this cricketer played a big role in getting India the trophy. It is a different matter that despite being the top scorer, this player could neither take credit for the victory nor the ‘Player of the Award’. Recognize it right. We are talking about Gautam Gambhir, who is celebrating his birthday today. Gautam Gambhir was considered a player of big matches in the cricket world. However, the cricket career of this great player ended in a disappointing fashion. He was also out of the IPL team till the time of his return to Team India. At the end of his cricket career, Gautam caught the strings of politics and now he is an MP.
Former India captain Gautam Gambhir is celebrating his 41st birthday on 14 October. Whenever this player captained for India, the team got the victory. He also won the title twice as captain for Kolkata Knight Riders. The T20 World Cup 2021 (T20 World Cup 2021) is to start from October 17. In such a situation, the fans must be missing Gambhir’s brilliant innings played against Pakistan in the final of the T20 World Cup 2007. Gambhir then scored 75 runs off 54 balls. No other batsman of the team could even reach the 40-run mark. India had scored 157 runs for 5 wickets while playing first. In reply, Pakistan’s team was out after scoring 152 runs. Gambhir scored the highest 227 runs for India in the tournament.
When Sachin-Sehwag failed in the final
Gautam Gambhir also played a memorable innings in the final of the 2011 ODI World Cup. Playing first in this match, Sri Lanka scored 274 for 6 wickets. In reply, Virender Sehwag, Sehwag zero and Sachin Tendulkar returned to the pavilion after scoring only 18 runs. Gautam Gambhir played an innings of 97 runs and led the team firmly on the path of victory. Although the ‘Player of the Match’ award went to captain MS Dhoni (91 not out), but even today there are many people who believe that Gambhir was the real hero of this match.
KKR was also made champion twice
However, Gautam Gambhir did not get a chance to captain more for Team India. But in the IPL, he got the iron of his captaincy. Under his captaincy, KKR won the IPL title twice. Apart from this, KKR’s team has never been successful in winning the title. Gambhir played more than 150 matches in IPL and scored more than 4 thousand runs.
First class in 1999 and politics in 2019…
Gautam Gambhir’s first class career started in 1999. After about 20 years, he said goodbye to cricket and made a career in politics. Gambhir scored 4154 runs in 56 Tests, 5238 runs in 147 ODIs and 932 runs in 37 T20Is before retiring from cricket in December 2018. He scored 9 centuries in Tests and 11 in ODIs. He had 43 runs in the first class. He scored 15 thousand runs in first class and more than 10 thousand runs in List A cricket. He became the first Indian to score more than 50 runs in 11 consecutive innings in Tests.