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Gautam Gambhir
Gautam Gambhir
QUICK FACTS
  • Nick Name: G.
    Batting Style: Left Handed
  • DOB: 14th Oct 1981
    Bowling Style: Leg break
  • TEAM:
  • India, India Blue, Kolkata Knight Riders, Delhi, North Zone (India)
CAREER STATS
BATTING & FIELDING
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 186 314 24 14204 48.98 233* 24638 57.65 39 65 1692 25 105 0
List A 288 281 19 9551 36.45 150* 11549 82.7 19 59 1036 35 77 0
T20s 236 232 23 6145 29.4 93 5052 121.63 0 51 721 84 49 0
BOWLING
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 186 25 397 6 281 7 40.14 4.25 56.71 3/12 0 0 0
List A 288 5 37 0 36 1 36 5.84 37 1/7 0 0 0
T20s 236 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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