Former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir turned 39 years old today and wishes poured in from the cricket fraternity. Gambhir is considered to be one of the unsung heroes of Indian cricket. He was a part of the Indian team during its most successful periods and played more than a significant role in bringing the said success. Gambhir’s contributions to Indian cricket are immense yet overlooked.
Gambhir’s knocks in the 2007 T20 World Cup and the 2011 World Cup are testament to his brilliance and ability to deal with pressure. The personification of elegance, Gambhir was a joy to watch. The left-handed batter scored 20 centuries and one double-century across all three formats in a career that spanned over 13 years.
Social media fills with birthday wishes
Bollywood actor and Kolkata Knight Riders’ owner Shah Rukh Khan wished Gambhir thanking him for the ‘lovely moments’ and ‘leadership’
Kolkata Knight Riders cricketer Nitish Rana shared a throwback image to wish Gambhir.
Yuvraj Singh led the wishes for Gambhir asking him for the birthday cake.
Cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar shared an image of Gambhir and himself lifting the World Cup trophy.
Royal Challengers Bangalore batsman Devdutt Padikkal who is lighting up the IPL at present sent in his wishes.
Suresh Raina who announced his retirement from international cricket recently wished Gambhir the best of health and happiness.
Naman Ojha who played with Gambhir for Delhi Daredevils sent in his warm wishes.
The BCCI shared Gambhir’s career stats and wished him a happy birthday.
Former Indian cricketer RP Singh was among the earliest to wish the left-handed batsman.
Former Indian left-arm orthodox bowler Pragyan Ojha wished Gambhir good health and happiness.
Gambhir’s former Indian teammate Mohammad Kaif wished ‘Netaji’ Gautam Gambhir.
Kolkata Knight Riders spinner Kuldeep Yadav thanked Gambhir for showing faith in him.
ICC joined in to wish the Indian batsman.
Harbhajan Singh wished Gambhir lots of happiness on his birthday.
Irfan Pathan was also one of the former players who wished Gambhir.
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