Gautam Gambhir will play his last Ranji Trophy match against Andhra Pradesh
As an opener, he is the third highest run-getter among test-openers. Gambhir had played his last international test against England in Rajkot & scored 29 & 0. He decided to play his last Ranji Trophy match against Andhra Pradesh on 6th of December.
In his 12 years Test career, Gambhir scored 4119 runs at an average of 42.92 with nine hundred and 22 fifties. Gambhir’s scored a double century in Test cricket came in the match against Australia at his home ground Feroz Shah Kotla in 2008 where he scored 206. Among his emerge thumps in the five-day match scored 137 against New Zealand in Napier where he went through over 600 minutes to help India squeeze out a draw to being asked to follow on.
In his ODI profession – from 2003 to 2013 – Gambhir collected 5238 runs at 39.68, with 11 tons and 34 half-hundreds of years, including one of his most critical stages in the 50-over match – 97 off 122 runs – which came in the 2011 World Cup last against Sri Lanka. His most highest ODI score came against Sri Lanka – an unbeaten 150 in Kolkata in 2009 and 150 prior in the year in Colombo.
Gambhir additionally played 37 T20Is for India from 2007-2012, scoring 932 at 27.41 and a strike rate of 119.02, and was a part of the MS Dhoni-drove squad that lifted the debut World T20 title. His T20I best came against Pakistan in the last of the World T20 in 2007 – a 54-ball 75 – and he completed the series as the second most noteworthy run-getter.
Gambhir, who declared his choice through a video post on his Facebook page, expressed gratitude toward his colleagues, mentors and his family for their help, and he additionally considered the assistance from previous Australia batsman Justin Langer.
“My cricket mentor Mr. Sanjay Bharadwaj remained with me amid thick and thin of life. At whatever point in a bad position, I could depend on him. Sir, I don’t know whether I have done right by you, yet I can guarantee you sir, I gave everything that I had. Sanjay sir acquainted me with the other instructing impact of my life. The late Mr. Parthasarathy Sharma. He was an establishment in the specialty of batting. A considerable measure of credit for my capacity to play turn rocking the bowling alley ought to go to him. I trust I merited his time.
“Justin Langer was a colossal help as well. I swung to him in 2015 for some guidance. I got that in bounty and some extremely substantial gestures of recognition. Through JL, I met his youth mentor Noddy Holder. His basic methodology of see the ball and hit it back to where it originated from makes him a standout amongst other I have met. He is a modest man. He calls himself Noddy ‘No one’ Holder, yet for my batting, Noddy was ‘Everyone’. ++
“I’d likewise jump at the chance to thank every one of my mentors that I have worked with. In the Indian group, KKR, Delhi Daredevils and obviously Delhi state groups. Every last one of the them affected my profession and on my identity. The thing I will miss the most is the kinship of the Indian group’s changing area. It was an awesome place to be in.
“Truly, there are pressures of international sport, but then when you have team-mates like I had, these pressures look elementary. I learnt heaps from each one of them. I will miss all of that and more, thank you guys. You all will be my one big family,” Gambhir said in his video message.
Gambhir completed his professional career as the fourth most astounding run-getter in the IPL, with 4217 runs in 152 innings at a normal of 31, including 36 half-hundreds of years. Beginning his IPL profession as a feature of the Delhi Daredevils team, Gambhir moved to Kolkata Knight Riders in 2011, and drove the group to two title victory- in 2012 and 2014.
In 2018 auction, Gambhir was discharged by the Knight Riders management as they hoped to rebuild their group, and he was gotten by the Delhi group once more. Having driven Delhi in the underlying recreations of the eleventh version of the IPL, Gambhir step down from captaincy and the captaincy was given to Shreyas Iyer.
In the top of the line and List-A cricket, Gambhir played 197 and 299 matches separately – scoring more than 15,000 runs in the multi-day match and in excess of 10,000 runs in the 50-over rendition. In 251 T20 appearances, Gambhir has completed with 6402 runs, including 53 half-hundreds of years.
“At some stage, I might want to share the resigned cricketers tag and might want to reuse myself to be valuable for something unique in cricket and past, how about we see,” said Gambhir, who said he was glad to finish his career with the same team where his cricketing journey of close to two decades started.
“The next Ranji trophy game against Andhra will be my last day in the sun. It is all coming to an end from where it started at the Feroz Shah Kotla. I am a big one on loyalty and I am glad I could finish with teams that I started my journey with. In this case, ending with both Delhi Daredevils and Delhi domestic side has given me immense satisfaction. As a batsman, I have always valued timing. I know time is just right and I am sure it’s sweet as well. Goodbye and good luck,” Gambhir concluded