Gautam Gambhir born on 14 October 1981, is a former Indian cricketer, a left-handed batsman, right-arm leg-break bowler. He used to bowl very rarely and had been playing in all cricket formats i.e. Test matches, T20 international, and ODI.
Gambhir started his career in 2003, against Australia in Bangladesh. In 2008, he was rated among the best players 2008. He once scored 130 runs in the domestic cricket of Ranji trophy and helped his team in winning the Final. In 2008, Gautam was awarded the Arjun Award by the President of India, Arjun award is India’s second-highest Sports Award. He was the only batsman to receive that Award. Later, in the same year, he was also awarded Test Batsman of the year by ICC.
Gautam Gambhir Childhood & Education
Gautam got his education from a modern school in New Delhi and did college studies at a Hindu college. In childhood, he was taken by his grandparents to their home as they loved him so much and were raised by them.
By reaching the age of 10, he left his grandparents and started living with his maternal Uncle named Pawan Gulati to learn cricket. He always admires his uncle since childhood and considers him a true mentor.
Gautam Gambhir’s Wife Natasha Jain, Family, Personal Life
Gautam belonged to a Lower Middle-class Family with a Punjabi Background. Gambhir’s father was a Textile Businessman and his mother was a housewife. His religion is Hinduism and belongs to the Kshatriya caste and was graduated from the University of India.
He has one sister named Ekta Gambhir, two years younger than him. Gambhir’s wife’s name is Natasha Jain, She belongs to a prominent business family. The beautiful couple has two daughters named Aazien Gambhir, and Anise Gambhir.
Gautam and Natasha were friends 3 years before marriage, and they were formally engaged one year before the wedding.
Gautam Gambhir’s Cricket career, Debuts
At The start of Gambhir’s career (2002), he made two centuries in a match against Zimbabwe. Due to his brilliant performances in numerous matches, he became a permanent part of the Indian Cricket Squad. later he was promoted to opening batsman due to his quick batting style.
Gautam is a very key player in IPL one of the most famous cricket leagues in the world. He has been leading KKR and won the IPL CHAMPION Title for Kolkata Knight Riders twice. He seemed sensational throughout his career and very aggressive in batting.
Amazing facts about Gautam Gambhir
- Rajat Bhatia is the friend of Gautam Gambhir,r who also plays in the Indian Premier League.
- Gambhir considers Bhagat Singh and Mother Teresa as great inspirations.
- Once he said, that if he had not been a cricketer then he would have been a Soldier.
- Gambhir and his friend Virender Sehwag were counted among the most successful batting pair.
- His favorite knock was against New Zealand in 2009 at Napier, where he scored 137 runs that helped India to save the match.
- Gautam Gambhir’s salary in IPL was 2.8 Crore Indian rupees.
- He is one of the most highly paid sportsmen with a net worth of 100 crore Indian rupees