Twitteratis pour their tribute as Gautam Gambhir retires from international cricket


One of the most iconic and lovable players of the Indian Cricket team and the guy that is responsible for India winning at 2007 T20 and 2011 World Cup final matches, Gautam Gambhir has finally announced his retirement from all forms of International Cricket.

He will be last seen at the Ranji Trophy fixture against Andhra Pradesh starting on 6 December at his home ground in Delhi’s Feroz Shah Kotla to be the final game of his 15-year long career.

Gambhir, 37, has played 58 Tests, 147 ODIs and 37 T20Is for India scoring more than 10000 runs combined. He made his debut in 2003 and last played for India in a Test against England in Rajkot in 2016. He also had a very successful IPL career having led the Kolkata Knight Riders to two titles – in 2012 and 2014.

Gambhir announced his retirement via an 11-minute long video, where he said:

After more than fifteen years of cricket for my country, I want to retire from playing this beautiful game. Two World Cups, highest run-getter in the final of both games, it is the stuff that dreams are made of.

Twitter united to pour their respects and paid tribute to the Cricketing legend with #ThankYouGambhir trending at the top spot.

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