Gautam Gambhir is a left handed International Indian cricket team opener player who had played for several domestic sides too. His life history, achievements & records which he made during his cricket history will be discuss in this article.
Gautam Gambhir Life History
Gautam Gambhir was born on 14 October, 1981. He played his debut ODI match against Bangladesh in 2003. He played his first Test against Australia. While playing against Bangladesh in his 3rd match, he scored 71 runs & got man of the match award. He scored his debut ODI hundred against Sri-lanka in 2005 where he made 103 of 97 balls. His first Test century came against Bangladesh in 2004. He was not selected for ICC cricket world cup 2007. India was out from the first round of that world cup. Gambhir was then selected for the series against Bangladesh where he scored century. He was then selected for the series against Ireland where he got man of the match award in the first game by scoring 80 runs.
Gambhir was selected for the T20 ICC Cricket world cup 2007 where he remained top scorer for India scoring 227 runs with an average of 37.83. He scored 75 runs of 54 balls in final against Pakistan. He remained the highest runs scorer in a series against England in 2008 & against New Zealand in 2009. These were the great achievmeents for him. He was called ICC Test player of 2009. Gambhir was appointed as Captain of Indian team for the series against New Zealand where he scored 150 runs in the 4th match that helped India to won the series. He showed great performance in 2011 world cup final against Sri lanka. He scored 97 of 122 balls. He remained captain of KKR in IPL. Under his captaincy, KKR had won IPL title which is a big achievment for him. He had made numerous records in various editions of Indian Premier League.
Gautam Gambhir Achievements & Records
Gautam Gambhir has got 9 centuruies in test format. First one came was against Bangladesh in 2004 where he scored 139 runs. Last one was also against Bangladesh where he scored 116 runs.
One Day Records
He has made 11 centures in ODI. First one was in 2005 against Sri Lanka where he scored 103 runs. Last one was also against Sri Lanka where he scored 102 in 2012.
List of various Achievements
- Gautam Gambhir has got 9 times man of the match awards.
- He got most runs scorer record in 2009.
- He got most ODI runs scores record by an Indian player award in 2008.
- He was called ICC Test player of the year 2009.