New Delhi(thestates.news)|: Former India opener Gautam Gambhir is celebrating his 41st birthday on Friday. The Indian cricket fraternity has wished him on the occasion. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said in a tweet, 242 International matches, 10324 international runs. Happy Birthday to Gautam Gambhir, a member of the 2007 World T20 and 2011 World Cup winning team. Former India batsman Suresh Raina, who announced his retirement from international cricket in August 2020, tweeted, Wishing Gautam Gambhir lots of love and success on his birthday today. A true friend and a kind man. Happy birthday Brother, have a wonderful day and a wonderful year ahead.
Yuvraj Singh, who was the Player of the Tournament in the 2011 World Cup, praised Gambhir for being a ‘truly champion’. He tweeted, Wishing my dear brother Gautam a very happy birthday. Former India captain Mithali Raj tweeted, Wishing you a very Happy Birthday Gautam Gambhir! You have been tireless in serving the nation on and off the field. May God bless you with success and happiness. Gambhir was instrumental in India’s World Cup victories in 2007 and 2011. His 97 runs in the 2011 World Cup final still gives every Indian cricket fan a sense of joy.
Having represented India in 147 ODIs and 37 T20Is, Gambhir has over 6000 runs in limited overs to his name. He also led Kolkata Knight Riders to two IPL titles in 2012 and 2014 under his captaincy. (HS)