Gautam Gambhir recently announced his retirement from all forms of the game. The southpaw ended his career after plying his trade in the game for nearly two decades.
Gautam Gambhir retires as the third highest run-getter among Indian Test openers. The left-handed batsman last played for India in November 2016 when he featured in the first Test against England in Rajkot, where he finished with scores of 29 and 0.
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Having represented India in Tests from 2004 to 2016, he amassed 4119 runs at an average of 42.92 with nine hundreds and 22 fifties. In his ODI career – from 2003 to 2013 – Gambhir accumulated 5238 runs at 39.68, with 11 tons and 34 half-centuries. One of his finest knocks in ODIs came in the final of 2011 World Cup when he top-scored for India.
Gambhir also played 37 T20Is for India from 2007-2012, scoring 932 runs at 27.41 and a strike rate of 119.02. Even in the final of the World T20I, he had top-scored for India.The southpaw had scored 75 as India beat Pakistan to lift their first and only World T20I title till date.
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Well, he is currently playing his last competitive game. The southpaw is currently in action for Delhi for their Ranji Trophy game against Andhra. And the fans made sure to give their beloved batsman a warm farewell. The fans attended the contest at Delhi’s Feroz Shah Kotla in large numbers. But one of them went the extra mile and breached security to run to the field and touch Gambhir’s feet.
But before he could even get a proper look of his hero, the security escorted him out of the field.
Here is a clip showing the fan trying to touch Gautam Gambhir’s feet:
— Team Gautam Gambhir (@gautamgambhir97) December 7, 2018