Gautam Gambhir is one of the leading cricketers in the Indian cricket team, A left-handed opening batsman. He was born on 14 October 1981 in New Delhi. Gautam's parents are 'Deepak Gambhir' and 'Seema Gambhir', he has one sibling her name is 'Ekta'. Gambhir is Spouse of 'Natasha Jain'. He completed his schooling from Modern School, New Delhi and graduated from Hindu College, University of Delhi. Gambhir started playing cricket at the age of 10 and was selected in 2000 for the first intake of the National Cricket Academy in Bangalore.
Most Runs in Calendar Year
Most ODI runs by an Indian Cricketer in 2008
Most ODI centuries in 2008 by an Indian Cricketer
Most Test centuries in 2009 by an Indian Cricketer
ICC Test player of the year 2009
Gautam Gambhir made his ODI debut against Bangladesh in the TVS Cup in 2003. In his third match, he scored 71 and was named Man of the Match. In 2004, he made his Test debut against Australia in the fourth and last Test match of the Border Gavaskar Trophy but did himself no favours by getting out for 3 and 1. He made amends in his second Test, however, scoring 96 against the South Africans. His maiden Test century came against Bangladesh in December 2004. Gambhir then made a number of starts in the home series against Pakistan in 2005, but was able to make only one half-century in six innings. Gambhir made 97 in Zimbabwe later that year, but failed to reach 30 against Sri Lanka at home, repeatedly struggling against Chaminda Vaas, and was subsequently dropped from the Test team. He was replaced in Tests by Wasim Jaffer, who made a double hundred and a hundred in seven Tests.
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.
In the year 2008 he scored an unbeaten 130 in the 'Ranji Trophy' final to help Delhi beat Uttar Pradesh by nine wickets just two days before the team for the ODI tournament in Australia was to be announced. In 2008 Gambhir finally solidified his place in the Indian Test team with a string of high scores. Opening the batting with Delhi teammate Virender Sehwag, he scored 858 runs at over 61 in seven matches as of December including a double century against Australia in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. However in the same match he was involved in controversy when he elbowed bowler Shane Watson while taking a run. Gambhir asserted it was accidental, but was banned for one Test. Gambhir scored 463 runs in the series, which despite missing the last match was more than any other player in the series.
2011 World Cup
In the final of the Cricket World Cup 2011, Gambhir scored a solid knock of 97 from 122 balls. He had a good partnership first with Kohli, and then a match-winning partnership of 109 runs with MS Dhoni. Between February 2010 and November 2011, Gambhir played in 14 Tests. From 25 innings he scored 704 runs at an average of 29.33. In the same period, only two opening batsmen who had played at least 15 innings had a worse average: Phillip Hughes of Australia and Imrul Kayes of Bangladesh. However, while he was struggling in Tests, Gambhir enjoyed a rich run of form in ODIs, averaging 56.90 from 23 matches. Gambhir opened the batting in all four of India's Test defeats against Australia in 2011–12. He scored 181 runs at an average of 22.62.