Indian cricketer and former opener Gautam Gambhir turned 37 today. Widely considered as one of the best players India has ever produced, the left-hander has been part of some of India's memorable wins in the last decade or so. Be it the 97 in the World Cup 2011 final or his seminal role in India's successful World T20 campaign in 2007, Gambhir has always shown the tendency to lead from the front.
Currently out of reckoning of the national team due to slowing reflexes and loss of form, the Delhi stalwart is still a regular in domestic cricket, plying his trade for his home side in the ongoing Vijay Hazare Trophy. He last played for India almost two years ago during England's tour of the country but failed to consolidate his position in the team.
The southpaw accumulated 4154 runs at an impressive average of 41.95 in the 58 Tests he played for India. While in 147 ODIs he has amassed 5238 runs at the rate of 39.68 runs per innings. He also played 37 T20Is for the country hitting 932 runs at a strike-rate of 119.02.
Given the tremendous contribution of the batsman towards Indian cricket, wishes haven't stopped pouring in on the occasion for Gambhir. We look at some of the tributes below:
Kuldeep yadav (@imkuldeep18) October 14, 2017
To one of the World Cup heroes, played an absolute game changing knock in both World Cup finals. Many many happy returns of the day @GautamGambhir— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) October 14, 2017
Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) October 14, 2017
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) October 14, 2017
Wish you a very happy birthday @GautamGambhir . God bless you !— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) October 14, 2017
Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) October 14, 2018
Happy Birthday, Gauti @GautamGambhir , have a good one and a successful year ahead.— Yusuf Pathan (@iamyusufpathan) October 14, 2017
👉Unsung Hero Of T20WC 2007,WC 2011— Sir Jadeja (@SirJadeja) October 14, 2018
👉2IPL Trophies As Captain
👉Stood For Martyrs' Kids By Paying For Their Education (Also Many Other Charity Works)
👉Stands For Country Whenever Someone Tries To Belittle Us
Wish We Had More Citizens Like You 🙏🇮🇳#HappyBirthdayGautamGambhir pic.twitter.com/SXHAwlTJ8O