About Gautam Gambhir
Full name Gautam Gambhir
Born October 14, 1981, Delhi
Current age 29 years 97 days
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Legbreak Gautam Gambhir Picture
Major teams India, Delhi, Delhi Daredevils, India Red, Indian Board President's XI, Rajasthan Cricket Association President's XIGautam Gambhir Profile
Feisty and firm, capricious and correct, insatiable and insecure, Gautam Gambhir is one of the most complete batsmen of the current era. He is adept at opening in all three forms of the game. He can be more aggressive than Virender Sehwag, he can play the kind of back-to-the-wall innings that would do Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman proud, and he can accumulate without taking any risks, much like Sachin Tendulkar has been doing in the last quarter of his career.
He walks down the track to the fastest of bowlers, and an unfriendly word or three with the fielding side only help him concentrate harder, though it's not as if he needs external motivation to make the most of his time as a cricketer. He almost lost the fight to his own high standards and to the fickle selectors, which left him "not wanting to play anymore" when he was dropped for the 2007 World Cup, and insecure when he did make it back. For about eight first years of his career, he was the domestic cheque that would not be honoured at international level. While the bowlers on the Ranji circuit swore by this little left-hand batsman, he had just two international centuries to show after 13 Tests and 19 ODIs when he was left out of the World Cup party.
He came back with massive runs in domestic cricket, a few important technical adjustments, and with the reputation of being the best player of spin in India, outside the international side. A century in his second ODI back and a final-winning fifty in the inaugural World Twenty20 paved the way for his Test return. Test fifties against Murali and Mendis in the summer of Murali and Mendis in 2008 told him he belonged. In his next 13 Tests, he scored eight centuries: centuries to set up wins, centuries to bat opposition out, and centuries to hold on for draws, including the near 11-hour marathon in Napier. The Arjuna Award came his way, the ICC named him the Test player of 2009, but much more tellingly Sehwag called him the best Indian Test opener since Sunil Gavaskar. The only plausible flaw in Sehwag's claim is Sehwag himself.
* Gautam Gambhir was named the ICC Test Player of the Year in 2009.
* He became the first Indian batsman, and fourth overall, to record five hundreds in five consecutive Tests.
* Gambhir also became the second player in history to score 11 consecutive fifties in 11 Tests, a feat earlier achieved by Sir Viv Richards.
* He became the first Indian to record more than 300 runs in four consecutive Test series.
* Gambhir was India's top scorer in the 2007 ICC World Twenty20, finishing with 227 runs. It was the second highest overall, behind Matthew Hayden's 265.Gautam Gambhir Batting, Fielding and Bowling
The above stats are as per date of this post.Gautam Gambhir Career
2009-2009Gautam Gambhir Test Matches
India Vs Australia at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai (Bombay) - Nov 03, 2004
India Vs South Africa at Newlands, Cape Town - Jan 02, 2011Gautam Gambhir ODI Matches
India Vs Bangladesh at Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka - Apr 11, 2003
India Vs New Zealand at MA Chidambaram Stadium (Chepauk), Chennai (Madras) - Dec 10, 2010Gautam Gambhir T20 Matches
India Vs Scotland at Kingsmead, Durban - Sep 13, 2007
India Vs Sri Lanka at Beausejour Cricket Ground, St Lucia - May 11, 2010Gautam Gambhir IPL Matches
Delhi Daredevils Vs Rajasthan Royals at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi - Apr 19, 2008
Delhi Daredevils Vs Deccan Chargers at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi - Apr 18, 2010Gautam Gambhir CLT20 Matches
Delhi Daredevils Vs Victorian Bushrangers at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi - Oct 09, 2009
Delhi Daredevils Vs Cape Cobras at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi - Oct 19, 2009
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