Gautam Gambhir born on October 14, 1981] is both an Indian politician and former cricketer, who has played various formats of the game. Currently he is a member of the Lok Sabha since the year 2019. He also received the Padma Shri award from the Government of India in 2019.
Similarly, as a cricketer, he was a left-handed opening batsman who played a domestic team cricket for Delhi and got the captaincy of Kolkata Knight Rider Indian Premier League (IPL). He captained the Indian team in a maximum of six ODIs from late 2010 to late 2011 with India winning all of the six matches in 1 year. He played an integral part in India’s wins in the finals of both the 2007 World Twenty20 and the 2011 Cricket World Cup (97 runs from 122 balls).
Career and Education
Gambhir was born in New Delhi, his father’s name is Deepak Gambhir, who manages a textiles business, and his mother is Seema Gambhir, a simple housewife. Gambhir has a sister, named Ekta,and Gambhir is two years older than him. His grandfather originally came from Multan to Delhi in the year of 1947. Gambhir was adopted by his grandparents after eighteen days of his birth and lived with them ever since.
Gambhir started playing cricket as a passion when he was only 10 years old. He received his schooling from Modern School, located in New Delhi, and graduated from Hindu College, that’s also a University of Delhi. Gambhir was trained by Sanjay Bharadwaj and Raju Tandon of Lal Bahadur Shastri Academy in Delhi. Gambhir was selected for the first intake of the National Cricket Academy in Bangalore in the year 2000.
Brief of Captaincy
After all in 2010, Gambhir was appointed as a captain of the national team in the ODI series opposition of New Zealand which was hosted by India itself. He scored an unbeaten 126 runs in the third match. He eventually earned the Man-of-the-match award for winning India by 5–0. He then returned as captain of India’s match in opposition of the West Indies in December 2011.