51 Facts About Gautam Gambhir

1. Gautam Gambhir has an interesting car collection that includes a BMW Gran Turismo.

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2. Gautam Gambhir was a key player for team India in the 2011 World Cup win.

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3. Gautam Gambhir has time and again cleared that there was never any bad blood between him and MS Dhoni.

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4. In 2016, when Gautam Gambhir was snubbed during a test series against New Zealand, he tweeted an indirect message to captain Kohli.

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5. Gautam Gambhir led the team to their first tournament title in 2012.

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6. Gautam Gambhir made his Test cricket debut in 2004 against Australia.

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7. Gautam Gambhir joined the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru in 2000 and his cricketing career set off in the right direction.

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8. Gautam Gambhir bagged a whopping deal of 2.5 million dollar for Kolkata Knight Riders and became the most expensive player in the history of IPL at that time.

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9. Gautam Gambhir is the only Indian cricketer to score 5 consecutive test centuries.

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10. In 2009, Gautam Gambhir became the number one ranked batsman in ICC Test rankings.

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11. Gautam Gambhir is one of the most successful captains in the IPL.

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12. Gautam Gambhir was the top-ranked batsman in Test cricket and was named the ICC Test Player of the Year in 2009.

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13. Gautam Gambhir will always be remembered for his innings in the finale of T20 World cup in 2007 and in the finals of ICC World cup 2011.

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14. Gautam Gambhir played crucial innings in both 2007 T20 World Cup and 2011 ODI World Cup finals helping India secure the trophies.

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15. Gautam Gambhir became the most expensive player at the time when the Kolkata Knight Riders brought him for 2.5 million dollars in 2010.

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16. Gautam Gambhir became only the 2nd player after Viv Richards to score 11 fifties in 11 consecutive Test innings in 2010.

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17. In 2010, Gautam Gambhir became 1st Indian and 5th player overall to score 5 centuries in 5 consecutive Test matches.

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18. In 2002, Gautam Gambhir scored consecutive double centuries in domestic circuit including one against visiting Zimbabwe side.

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19. Gautam Gambhir made his Youth one-day debut in 2001 against England young side at Hyderabad and made his Youth Test debut in the same season against England at Mumbai.

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20. Gautam Gambhir was born on October 14, 1981, in the Indian capital city of Delhi.

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21. Gautam Gambhir is one of the best Indian openers to have ever played in international cricket.

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22. Gautam Gambhir continued his run in the late-2009 Test series against Sri Lanka at home.

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23. Gautam Gambhir was named as the ICC Test Player of the Year for 2009, and was briefly ranked the No 1 batsman in the ICC rankings in July; at the time India were not playing Tests and his points rating did not change, but other batsmen who were ranked higher lost points before regaining them.

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24. Gautam Gambhir stood more than five sessions in the middle and faced over 430 balls.

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25. Gautam Gambhir finished the CB series as the leading run-scorer with 440 runs.

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26. Gautam Gambhir was replaced in Tests by Wasim Jaffer, who made a double hundred and a hundred in seven Tests.

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27. Gautam Gambhir led Kolkata Knight Riders to the playoffs in the 2016 and 2017 season and was the highest run-scorer.

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28. Gautam Gambhir led Kolkata Knight Riders to their second title in 2014 by beating Kings XI Punjab by 3 wickets.

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29. Gautam Gambhir 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.

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30. Gautam Gambhir was then appointed as the skipper of the team.

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31. Gautam Gambhir was promoted to the post of Captain of the Delhi Daredevils for IPL Season 2010.

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32. Gautam Gambhir stayed at his maternal uncle Pawan Gulati's residence in the '90s.

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33. Gautam Gambhir was born in New Delhi to Deepak Gautam Gambhir, who manages a textiles business, and Seema Gambhir, a housewife.

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34. Gautam Gambhir has received the Padma Shri from the Government of India, the fourth highest civilian award in India this year.

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35. Gautam Gambhir was conferred the Arjuna Award, India's second highest sporting award, in the year 2008 by the President of India.

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36. Gautam Gambhir captained the Indian team in six ODIs from late-2010 to late-2011 with India winning all six matches.

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37. Gautam 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.

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38. In 2010, Gautam Gambhir was appointed captain of the national team in ODI series against New Zealand which was hosted by India.

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39. Gautam Gambhir played his first major Test series outside the sub-continent, having toured New Zealand in 2009.

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40. Gautam Gambhir asserted it was accidental, but was banned for one Test.

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41. In 2008 Gautam Gambhir finally solidified his place in the Indian Test team with a string of high scores.

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42. In 2008, Gautam Gambhir was forced to miss the Test series in Australia due to a shoulder injury.

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43. Gautam 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.

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44. Gautam Gambhir is the leading run-scorer of the Kolkata Knight Riders.

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45. Gautam Gambhir was picked up by the Delhi Daredevils franchise in the first player auction of the Indian Premier League for a price of US$725,000 a year.

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46. In October 2011, Gautam Gambhir married Natasha Jain, who belongs to a prominent business family.

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47. Gautam Gambhir was selected for the first intake of the National Cricket Academy in Bangalore in 2000.

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48. Gautam Gambhir considers Gulati to be his mentor and would often call him up before important matches.

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49. Gautam Gambhir has a sister, Ekta, who is two years younger to him.

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50. Gautam Gambhir is the only Indian and one of four international cricketers to have scored hundreds in five consecutive Test matches.

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51. Gautam Gambhir spent the rest of the time warming the benches as the team management handed over team's reigns to young Shreyas Iyer.

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