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Who is Gautam Gambhir?

Gautam Gambhir is an Indian politician and former cricketer, who has played all formats of the game. He is a current member of the Lok Sabha since 2019. He received the Padma Shri from the Government of India in 2019, the fourth highest civilian award in India.

As a cricketer, he was a left-handed opening batsman who played domestic cricket for Delhi, and captained Kolkata Knight Riders and Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League (IPL). He made his One Day International (ODI) debut against Bangladesh in 2003, and played his first Test the following year against Australia. He captained the Indian team in six ODIs from late 2010 to late 2011 with India winning all six matches. He played an integral part in India’s wins in the finals of both the 2007 World Twenty20 (75 runs from 54 balls) and the 2011 Cricket World Cup (97 from 122). Under Gambhir’s captaincy, Kolkata Knight Riders won their first IPL title in 2012 and went on to win the title again in 2014.

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Only IPL shouldn’t be his goal’: Gambhir’s strong message for 25-year-old pacer Avesh Khan ahead of T20 WC

Gautam Gambhir feels the young quick can prosper with experience. The former India opener wants Avesh to set sights on this year’s T20 World Cup in Australia.

“This bowler has a lot of talent, he has pace, a big heart to bowl the difficult overs. But I will want to see him improve further in every match. He is a young bowler, only the IPL should not be his goal, the T20 World Cup is coming ahead.

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Gautam Gambhir Biography, Wikipedia

Gautam Gambhir was born 14 October 1981 in New Delhi to Deepak Gambhir, who manages a textiles business, and Seema Gambhir, a housewife. Gambhir has a sister, Ekta, who is two years younger to him. His grandfather originally came from Multan to Delhi in 1947. Gambhir was adopted by his maternal grandparents eighteen days after his birth and lived with them ever since. Gambhir started playing cricket at the age of 10. He received his schooling from Modern School, New Delhi and graduated from Hindu College, University of Delhi. He stayed at his maternal uncle Pawan Gulati’s residence in the ’90s. Gambhir considers Gulati to be his mentor and would often call him up before important matches. Gambhir was coached by Sanjay Bharadwaj of Lal Bahadur Shastri Academy in Delhi, and Raju Tandon. Gambhir was selected for the first intake of the National Cricket Academy in Bangalore in 2000.

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In October 2011, Gambhir married Natasha Jain, who belongs to a prominent business family. He currently resides in Delhi’s Rajendra Nagar neighbourhood.

Real NameGautam Gambhir
Nick Name Gauti
Profession Indian Cricketer, Politician
RoleBatter
Political PartyBhartiya Janta Party
ConsituencyEast Delhi (MP)
Marital StatusMarried
Wife NameNatasha Jain (m. 2011)
Children Name Aazeen Gambhir, Anaiza Gambhir
Physical Status 
Age40 Years (2022)
Height (Approx.)1.68 m
Weight (Approx.)Not Known
MeasurementNot Known
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Information
Date of Birth 14 October 1981
Birth PlaceNew Delhi
ReligionHindu
NationalityIndian
School Name Modern School
College NameUniversity of Delhi
QualificationsGraduated
Family Profile
Father NameNot Known
Mother NameNot Known
Siblings NameNot Known
Career 
Source Of IncomeCricketer
Net Worth, Salary$10-15 million
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Gautam Gambhir Career

While Gambhir was out of the Test team, he played a number of One Day Internationals for India between 2005 and 2007. However, he was not selected for the 2007 World Cup as the selectors opted for a top-order of Sourav Ganguly, Virender Sehwag, and Sachin Tendulkar. It affected him badly and Gambhir later said that “When I got dropped for the World Cup, there were times I didn’t want to play anymore. I didn’t want to practise. I couldn’t motivate myself.” With no other career options, Gambhir stuck with cricket. After India’s first-round exit from the tournament, Gambhir was selected for the One Day International on India’s 2007 tour of Bangladesh. Believing the series could be his last chance, Gambhir scored his second century on that tour and was subsequently selected for the One Day International on India’s tour to Ireland in 2007. He scored an unbeaten 80 against Ireland in the first game of that tour and was awarded the man of the match award for that effort. In the post-match interview, he indicated that performing more consistently was a top priority for his career as he had done so in the past.

Gambhir was selected in India’s squad for the 2007 ICC World Twenty20, which India went on to win in South Africa, beating Pakistan in the final. Gambhir performed well in the shortest form of the game, ending the tournament as India’s top run scorer, with 227 at an average of 37.83, including three half-centuries which included a crucial 75 runs off 54 balls against Pakistan in the final. He was named in the ‘Team of the Tournament’ by Cricinfo for the 2007 T20I World Cup.

In the final of the Cricket World Cup 2011, Gambhir scored a solid knock of 97 from 122 balls. Coming in to bat in the first over after the dismissal of Virender Sehwag, he anchored the Indian inning despite the early dismissal of both the openers. He had a good partnership first with Kohli, and then a match-winning partnership of 109 runs with MS Dhoni.

Retirement

Gambhir announced his retirement from all forms of cricket on 3 December 2018, ahead of his final match for the Delhi cricket team against the Andhra cricket team in the Ranji Trophy on 6 December 2018. Gambhir went on to score 112 in his final innings, his 43rd century in first-class cricket. Gautam Gambhir began his new innings as a parliamentarian as he took oath as the Lok Sabha MP on 17 June 2019.

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IPL Career

Under Gambhir’s captaincy, the Kolkata Knight Riders qualified for the IPL playoffs and also made it to the Champions League Twenty20 for the first time. He eventually led the side to their first title in 2012 by defeating defending champions Chennai Super Kings by 5 wickets at their home ground in Chennai. For his performances in 2012, he was named as captain of the Cricinfo IPL XI. Gambhir is the leading run-scorer of the Kolkata Knight Riders. During the same season, he scored 6 half-centuries out of a total of nine from his team and became only the second player to cross the 2000 runs mark in the history of the IPL and the second highest run scorer ever in the tournament.

On 27 January 2018, in the 2018 IPL Auction, he was bought by the Delhi Daredevils for ₹2.8 crore, and was appointed as the captain. Later Kolkata Knight Rider’s CEO Venky Mysore revealed that Gambhir had asked the team not to retain him as he wanted to finish his IPL career where he started.[22] On 25 April, Gambhir stepped down from captaincy citing poor performances of the team, and announced Shreyas Iyer as the new captain of the Delhi Daredevils.

In December 2021, Gambhir was announced the mentor of the new IPL franchise Lucknow Super Giants.

Political Career

On 22 March 2019, he joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the presence of Union ministers Arun Jaitley and Ravi Shankar Prasad. He was the party’s candidate from East Delhi in the 2019 Indian general election. After his opponent Atishi Marlena challenged him to a debate, Gambhir declined her challenge, saying he doesn’t believe in “dharna and debates.” Gautam won the elections by 695,109 votes against Atishi Marlena and Arvinder Singh Lovely.[48]

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Batting Stats

Career Batting StatsLeft-Handed Batsman

FormatMRunsAvgSR
Test 2004–1658415442.051.5
ODI 2003–13147523839.785.2
T20I 2007–123793227.4119.0
IPL2008–18154421731.0123.9

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How old is Gautam Gambhir?

Gautam Gambhir is 40 years old as of 2022.

Gautam Gambhir is married to..

Natasha Jain in 2011

How rich is Gautam Gambhir?

Gautam Gambhir has net worth of approx 98cr rupees.

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