Gautam Gambhir retires: Twitter reacts with #ThankyouGauti
Gambhir last played for India against England in 2016 in the first Test match at Rajkot. In his career, the left-hander played 58 Tests, scoring 4154 runs, at an average of 41.95, including nine centuries and 22 fifties. He played 147 ODIs, scoring 5238 runs at an average of 39.68 and a strike-rate of 85.25.cricket Updated: Dec 05, 2018 08:28 IST
Former India opener Gautam Gambhir has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket, thus ending a career which spanned for close to two decades.
He last played for India against England in 2016 in the first Test match at Rajkot. In his career, the left-hander played 58 Tests, scoring 4154 runs, at an average of 41.95, including nine centuries and 22 fifties. He played 147 ODIs, scoring 5238 runs at an average of 39.68 and a strike-rate of 85.25.
Gambhir also played in 37 T20Is.
The left-hander was an integral member of India’s two World Cup triumphs as he top scored with 75 in World T20 2007 final when India beat Pakistan by five runs. In the 2011 World Cup final, batting at No.3, he made 97 and formed a match-winning partnership with captain MS Dhoni.
Here is how Twitter reacted to the announcement.
It’s always a tough decision to make but you only know when is the best time. I wish you all the best for your future @GautamGambhir. Great memories of playing together for the country. Keep rocking! pic.twitter.com/caEJEdXJAc— R P Singh (@rpsingh) December 4, 2018
Congratulations @GautamGambhir on a fantastic career. You can be very proud of the way you played every time you stepped on to the cricket field. I cherish the truly memorable moments we shared & am sure you will continue to serve the country in your own ways. #ThankYouGambhir— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) December 4, 2018
After Viru,Sachin Early Dismissal— Anonymous (@thewall_19) December 4, 2018
The Man In Deep Pressure
Lift the Score Above 100runs With Out Losing a Single Wicket
Unforgettable Innings @GautamGambhir 🙏🙏🙏
True Inspiration Of Many Young Players
"Captain Confidence"#ThankYouGambhir pic.twitter.com/chcEMdeP15
Will forever remain one of the unsung heroes of Indian cricket and my MoM of the 2011 WC Final! Adios #GautamGambhir.— Sumeet Panda (@__summit__) December 4, 2018
Another unsung hero with no farewell. How far this is good on part of @BCCI not providing the hero's without a proper farewell. @virendersehwag @GautamGambhir @ImZaheer . Hope @YUVSTRONG12 will join the list soon. https://t.co/0qZjKUcb5r— Abhishake Peyyeti (@URS_Ab) December 4, 2018
LEGEND 🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/u6JYumVht5— MANISH (@Manni_FCB) December 4, 2018
I gotta say.. I don't like retirements.. especially of people that I admire deeply. Congratulations @GautamGambhir on an amazing career. I'm grateful for all that we shared on and off the field. It's been an honour skip. My best wishes on ur second innings.— Robin Aiyuda Uthappa (@robbieuthappa) December 4, 2018
Gauti I wish you all the best going forward brother..u have been a true champion and fighter for india 🇮🇳 lots of love pic.twitter.com/uTx0pgwKII— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) December 4, 2018
@GautamGambhir congratulations on a wonderful career. one of the best batsman in world cricket ,specially against spinners. @GautamGambhir made my generation of spinner realise how important bowling skills were.— ramesh powar (@imrameshpowar) December 4, 2018
Punished the quality balls also
Privileged to share memories with u pic.twitter.com/TvcsCXH1eA
First Published: Dec 04, 2018 21:33 IST