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Gautam Gambhir
Gautam Gambhir

Full Name: Gautam NULL Gambhir

DOB: 14th Oct 1981

Batting Style: Left Handed

Bowling Style: Leg break

Team:
  • India
  • India Blue
  • Kolkata Knight Riders
  • Delhi Daredevils
  • Delhi
  • North Zone (India)
  • Career Stats
    Batting & Fielding
    Format Mat Inns NO Runs Avge HS BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct st
    Tests 58 104 5 4154 41.96 206 8067 51.49 9 22 518 10 38 0
    ODIs 147 143 11 5238 39.68 150* 6144 85.25 11 34 561 17 36 0
    T20is 37 36 2 932 27.41 75 783 119.03 0 7 109 10 11 0
    First Class 195 326 24 14887 49.29 233* 25726 57.87 42 67 1796 26 106 0
    List A 289 282 19 9559 36.35 150* 11558 82.7 19 59 1038 35 77 0
    T20s 251 245 24 6402 28.97 93 5309 120.59 0 53 747 90 51 0
    Bowling
    Format Mat Inns Balls Mdns Runs Wkts Avge Eco SR BBI 4w 5w 10
    Tests 58 1 12 0 4 0 2 0/4 0 0 0
    ODIs 147 1 6 0 13 0 13 0/13 0 0 0
    T20is 37 0 0 - 0 0 0
    First Class 195 25 397 6 281 7 40.14 4.25 56.71 3/12 0 0 0
    List A 289 5 37 0 36 1 36 5.84 37 1/7 0 0 0
    T20s 251 0 0 - 0 0 0
    Profile

    A permanent frown creasing his brow, quick to anger, immensely proudof being an India cricketer and demonstratively patriotic, Gautam Gambhir is a left-hand batsman of considerable merit. Able to concentrate for long periods when called to, and yet possessed of a wide enough array of strokes to make adapting to the shorter versions of the game seem easy, Gambhir was once thought to be a natural successor to Mahendra Singh Dhoni. A career that was almost over before it began thanks to a propensity to fish outside the off stump and a tendency to fall over and be trapped lbw, it is to Gambhir's credit that he rediscovered the basics and adjusted the framework of his technique to iron out his flaws. Gambhir's short stature has left him with some problems against genuinely quick short-pitched bowling: he's often caught in two minds between trying to get on top of the ball and ducking well under. However, this drawback only goes to underscore how good the rest of his game is. Quick to use his feet against the spinners and fast men alike, Gambhir is fluent on both sides of the pitch. While he is perfectly capable of keeping the ball along the turf when the situation demands it, Gambhir has no difficulty clearing the infield when the fancy takes him. A marathon knock that spanned nearly 11 hours and helped India save the Napier Test of 2009, as well as his sparkling 97 in a winning cause in the 2011 World Cup final, remain the highlight of a career that is far from finished.

    Last Updated:1st Apr 2016 Author:Anand Vasu
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