Harbhajan Singh, Irfan Pathan, Robin Uthappa Convey Best Wishes To Gautam Gambhir For Life After Retirement

Updated: 05 December 2018 00:59 IST

Gautam Gambhir will play his final competitive match against Andhra in the ongoing Ranji Trophy season. The match starts on Thursday.

Harbhajan Singh, Irfan Pathan, Robin Uthappa Convey Best Wishes To Gautam Gambhir For Life After Retirement
Gautam Gambhir last represented India back in 2016 against England © AFP

Former India opener Gautam Gambhir on Tuesday announced his retirement from all forms of cricket. Gambhir, who played a pivotal role during India's triumph in the inaugural 2007 ICC World Twenty20 and the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup, made the announcement via an emotional message on social media. The 37-year-old, who last represented India back in 2016 against England, will play his final competitive match against Andhra in the ongoing Ranji Trophy season. The match starts on Thursday. Soon after the announcement, some of his contemporaries took to social media to congratulate on his phenomenal career.

In an international career spanning 16 years, Gambhir represented India in 58 Tests, 147 ODIs and 37 T20Is. The left-hander amassed 4,154 runs at an average of 41.95 in Tests while and scored 5,238 runs in ODIs, with a highest score of an unbeaten 150. In T20Is, the veteran scored 932 runs at an average of 27.41.

Along with that, Gambhir also helped Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) clinch the titles in 2012 and 2014.

Recently, Gambhir was released by the Delhi Daredevils (DD) for the upcoming 2019 season.

In the last season of the IPL, Gambhir had stepped down from Delhi Daredevils captaincy, handing it over to youngster Shreyas Iyer. Last month, Gambhir also stepped down as the captain of the Delhi Ranji team.

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Topics : India Cricket Team Kolkata Knight Riders Delhi Daredevils Gautam Gambhir Cricket
Highlights
  • Gambhir represented India in 58 Tests, 147 ODIs and 37 T20Is.
  • Gambhir scored 4,154 runs at an average of 41.95 in Tests
  • Gambhir led KKR to two IPL titles in 2012 and 2014.
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