Team India’s former opening batsman Gautam Gambhir recently announced his retirement from all formats of the game. The former KKR capital has given us many moments to cheer over the years. He, along with Virender Sehwag together made one of India’s most lethal opening pair. Gambhir was a naturally aggressive batsman and he always stood up and performed when the team needed it the most.
His knocks in the ICC T20 World Cup Final against Pakistan in 2007 and in the ICC World Cup Final against Sri Lanka in 2011 will never be forgotten and will go down in history as two of the most important knocks played by any Indian cricketer. He was also an aggressive captain who led his franchise Kolkata Knight Riders to two IPL titles. A captain himself for many years, he was asked in an interview with CricketNext who he thought was the best captain he had played under. He answered with the name of Anil Kumble.
He believed that he was a great leader of men and got the best out of him. As National team captain, Gambhir had a hundred percent winning record. He led the team 6 times in 2010/11 and India won all the games under his leadership. Gambhir also added that it was a loss for the Indian Management that they could have Kumble’s services at a captain only for a short period of time.