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
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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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.

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Here is how Twitter reacted to the announcement.

First Published: Dec 04, 2018 21:33 IST