Former India opener Gautam Gambhir has turned a year older and is celebrating his 41st birthday today (October 14). On this special occassion, the Indian cricket fraternity and his fans took to social media to extend him birthday wishes.
“242 international matches, 10324 international runs. Here’s wishing the 2007 World T20 & 2011 World Cup winners, @GautamGambhir a very happy birthday,” The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said in a tweet.
2⃣4⃣2⃣ international matches 👍
1⃣0⃣3⃣2⃣4⃣ international runs 💪
— BCCI (@BCCI) October 14, 2022
Former India batter Suresh Raina, who announced his retirement from international cricket in August 2020, praised Gambhir for being “a gracious human being.” “Wishing @GautamGambhir all the love and success on his Birthday today! A true friend and a gracious human being. Happy Birthday brother, have a great day and a fulfilling year ahead,” Suresh Raina tweeted.
Wishing @GautamGambhir all the love and success on his Birthday today! A true friend and a gracious human being. Happy Birthday brother, have a great day and a fulfilling year ahead. pic.twitter.com/SOFCaFrPsc
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) October 14, 2022
“Wishing a very Happy Birthday to my dear brother @GautamGambhir – a champion in every sense! Lots of love GG. Hope to see you soon,” former India batter Yuvraj Singh tweeted.
— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) October 14, 2022
Gautam Gambhir announced his retirement from all types of professional cricket in December 2018. The cricketer-turned-politician was instrumental in team India’s World Cup victories in 2007 and 2011. Gambhir was seen as the mentor for Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) in the 2022 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Gambir scored 5238 runs in 147 One-Day Internationals. In Test cricket, he scored 4154 runs at an average of 41.95. He led Kolkata Knight Riders to win two IPL Seasons in 2012 and 2014 which was a remarkable achievement. Gautam Gambhir was also awarded the Padma Shri in 2019.