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Gautam Gambhir (Cricketer) Biography, Age, Height, Wife, Children, Family, Facts, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : October 14, 2022

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Short Biography

Gautam Gambhir was born on 14-10-1981 in New Delhi, India. He is an Indian former Cricket Player, Politician & member of the Lok Sabha.

Other Name: Gauti
Other Professions: Politician

Gautam Gambhir Complete Bio & Career

Gautam Gambhir, a dashing opener, was a consistent performer for Delhi at the domestic level, averaging over 50 since his first-class debut in 1999-00. An attacking batsman, Gambhir is a particularly good player of spin, using his nimble-footedness to good effect.
He came into the spotlight after his consecutive double hundreds in 2002 (one of them against a touring Zimbabwean team) before making his ODI debut against Bangladesh in the TVS cup 2003. Gambhir made his Test debut in 2004 against Australia but was unable to replicate his domestic success in the international arena.
Despite being a regular member of the Indian ODI team between 2005 and 2007, he was left out of India's 2007 World Cup squad. However, after India's disastrous campaign, he was recalled for the Bangladesh tour. Gambhir struck form with a century on the tour and has scored prolifically since.
He was the leading run-scorer for India in the 2007 ICC World Twenty20, scoring a match-winning 75 in the final against Pakistan. He was the leading run-scorer for India in the 2007 ICC World Twenty20, scoring a match-winning 75 in the final against Pakistan.  At home, Gambhir was unstoppable, smashing a century and a double-hundred in consecutive Tests against the Australians. He amassed a total of 1134 runs from just 8 tests in 2008.
His dip in form started after the Bangladesh tour in 2010. Since then, he could manage a single three-figure score for over 25 Test matches and found himself out of the side for the home series against Australia in February 2013 as the selectors were under a lot of pressure to remove him despite their confidence in him.
Gambhir played two crucial knocks for the country in the 2011 World Cup; a 50 against the mighty Australians in the quarterfinal and then in the all-important final against Sri Lanka, he soaked up all the pressure and scored a match-winning 97.
He has been associated with IPL team KKR since 2011 and has changed the fortunes of the franchise. He led from the front and has won KKR the IPL title twice. He had his last stint with IPL in 2018. He was initially appointed as the captain of Delhi Capitals but stepped down mid-season and soon after the tournament announced his retirement from all forms of the game as well. He then began his new journey as a cricket expert and commentator. Just before 2019 general elections, he joined BJP and was fielded bu BJP from the East Delhi constituency. He didn't dissappoint and won with a thumping margin and made his grand entry into the politics.

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Honours & Awards

Arjuna Award National Sports Award 2008 Cricket
Padma Shri Civilian Award 2019 Sports

Gautam Gambhir Family, Relatives and Other Relations

Father Deepak Gambhir
Mother Seema Gambhir
Sister Ekta Gambhir
Brother None
Wife Natasha Jain
Daughters Aazeen Gambhir, Anaiza Gambhir

He was born to Deepak Gambhir and Seema Gambhir. He has a sister named Ekta Gambhir. He is married to Natasha Jain since 2011 and together the couple is blessed with two daughters named Aazeen Gambhir and Anaiza Gambhir.

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Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Gautam Gambhir

  • Gambhir was adopted by his grandparents soon after he was born and has always lived with them. Eighteen days after Gautam was born, his mother was discharged from the hospital and on the way home, stopped by at his grandparents’ home to show off her newborn. His grandparents immediately took such a liking to him that they insisted he stay on.
  • As a 17-year-old Gambhir's attacking strokeplay for Delhi made the selectors notice him as he made his debut against Bangladesh in 2003 at Dhaka.
  • Gambhir and Sehwag's average has been bettered only by the legendary pair of Jack Hobbs and Herbert Sutcliffe, who averaged nearly 88, with 25 stands of 50-plus in 38 innings.
  • His breathtaking knock of 97 from 122 balls in the 2011 World Cup final, remains the highlight of his career.
  • Hobbies of Gambhir are reading and going for long drives with his family.
  • Gambhir is also the first Indian batsman, and fourth overall, to record five hundreds in five consecutive Tests.
  • Sometimes his emotions are loud as Gambhir loses his cool on the field.

Gautam Gambhir Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

42 years, 4months, 17 days old age Gautam Gambhir will turn 43 on 14 October, 2024. Only 7 months, 11 days, 17 hours,12 minutes has left for his next birthday.

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Gautam Gambhir has celebrated the total number of 43 birthdays till date. See the analysis by days count and bar graph.

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