Gautam Gambhir was one of India’s finest openers of all time. He will always be remembered for his 2 innings, one in the final of the inaugural T20 World Cup and the other of 97 from 111 balls in the final of 2011 World Cup providing the team a solid foundation to chase down a big total.
His ability to handle pressure situations was phenomenal. He made his debut in 2003 for the international team and scored more than 10,000 runs across all formats.
He announced his retirement from cricket after playing his last Ranji match for Delhi, the place where he belonged.
A great leader:
Not only he was a great batsman but also a top leader as he led Kolkata Knight Riders to 2 IPL titles in 2012 and 2014. He was known for his consistent performance as an opener in IPL, scoring 30+ in every match and providing the team with a solid start.
Many records to his name:
He is the only Indian to score 5 consecutive centuries in test cricket between March 2009 and January 2010. He achieved the ICC test player of the year award in the same year for his amazing form.
His opening pair with Sehwag also reached many great heights as they scored 4412 runs in 87 innings as an opening pair with an average of 51.79, which makes them the best opening pair of India ever.
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