Former India opener Gautam Gambhir bids adieu to all forms of cricket
India opener Gautam Gambhir announces retirement from international cricket
New Delhi, Dec 4: Veteran India discard Gautam Gambhir on Tuesday (December 4) announced retirement from international cricket. The 37-year-old left-handed opening batsman, who was part of India's World Cup winning sides (2007 World T20 and 2011 World Cup) drew curtains on his international career.
"The most difficult decisions are often taken with the heaviest of hearts. And with one heavy heart, I've decided to make an announcement that I've dreaded all my life," wrote Gambhir on his Twitter handle.
The most difficult decisions are often taken with the heaviest of hearts.— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) December 4, 2018
And with one heavy heart, I’ve decided to make an announcement that I’ve dreaded all my life.
As an U-19 cricketer Gautam Gambhir against England U19 at Chennai in January 2001 made 212 after India U19 were made to follow-on, conceding a lead of 168. He and Vinayak Mane (201) put on 391 for 1st wkt - still the highest stand for any wkt in U19 international cricket!— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) December 4, 2018
Gambhir has played 58 Tests, 147 ODIs and 37 T20Is for India. The southpaw last played for India in 2016 during a Test match against England.
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