Veteran Indian opener Gautam Gambhir, who played a pivotal role in India's two World Cup triumphs, announced his decision to walk away from competitive cricket on Tuesday, 4 December.
In his 15-year long career, Gambhir made 58 Test appearances for India, accumulating 4,154 runs at an average of 41.95. His 147 ODI games fetched 5,238 runs, while in 37 T20 Internationals, he scored 932 runs.
Former teammates, cricketers and experts of the sport reacted to Gambhir’s announcement.
Congratulations @GautamGambhir on a glorious career. You were a special talent and had a Gambhir role in our win in the World Cup finals. Batting with you at Napier was extra special. Enjoy your second innings with family and friends! pic.twitter.com/dNpyNfbLe6— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) December 5, 2018
All the best for your future @GautamGambhir! Well done on a fantastic career! Proud of what you’ve contributed to Indian cricket. Best to family.— Anil Kumble (@anilkumble1074) December 5, 2018
242 matches, 10324 runs – wouldn’t have been possible without your hard work & persistence to the field. Thank you for your exemplary contribution to the field of cricket @GautamGambhir it was an honour to share the pitch with you. Wishing you all the success. #ThankYouGambhir https://t.co/RN2iAslO71— Suresh Raina?? (@ImRaina) December 5, 2018
Gauti I wish you all the best going forward brother..u have been a true champion and fighter for india ?? lots of love pic.twitter.com/uTx0pgwKII— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) December 4, 2018
I gotta say.. I don't like retirements.. especially of people that I admire deeply. Congratulations @GautamGambhir on an amazing career. I'm grateful for all that we shared on and off the field. It's been an honour skip. My best wishes on ur second innings.— Robin Aiyuda Uthappa (@robbieuthappa) December 4, 2018
Congratulations @GautamGambhir on your phenomenal career. Your contributions to India during two world cups wins in 2007 & 2011 and in many more crucial games over the years will be etched in the memories of everyone forever. Happy Retirement #ThankYouGauti— Rajeev Shukla (@ShuklaRajiv) December 4, 2018
Congratulations @GautamGambhir bhaiya on a great cricket career. You've always inspired me, and I cherish the time spent with you in various dressing rooms. Best wishes for your second innings. https://t.co/KxWv11cj33— Sheldon Jackson (@ShelJackson27) December 4, 2018
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