Having represented India in 58 Tests, 147 ODIs and 37 T20Is, Cricketer Gautam Gambhir has retired from all form of cricket. He announced the news on twitter.
The 37-year-old made the announcement on Twitter: “The most difficult decisions are often taken with the heaviest of hearts. And with one heavy heart, I’ve decided to make an announcement that I’ve dreaded all my life.”
He was India’s top-scorer in the finals of the 2007 World T20 in South Africa and the 2011 ODI World Cup, both of which the country won.
On Tuesday, Gambhir stated some time some decision isto be taken with heaviest heart.
Cricket experts said he is an unsung hero; his contribution to ICC T-20 world cup and 2011 Cricket World Cup led his team to be champion. But that was never admitted.
In a video message on his social media pages, he said the Ranji Trophy game against Andhra Pradesh starting Thursday will be his last competitive match.
The next Ranji Trophy game against Andhra will be my last day in the sun. It is coming to an end where it all started at the Feroz Shah Kotla ground,” Gambhir said in the more than 11-minute long video post.
Gambhir, one of the most successful batsmen for India, has been out of favour with the national team for a while now after a dip in form and last played a Test back in 2016 against England.
The capricious left hander, who courted controversy of late for his outspoken views on political issues as well, had a prolific first class career, which spanned 197 matched and produced 15,041 runs. His List A run count stands 10,077.