“After more than fifteen years of cricket for my country, I want to retire from playing this beautiful game. At 37, Gambhir was obviously left with little motivation to carry on. Gambhir went on to score 112 in his final innings, his 43rd century in first-class cricket. India international Gautam Gambhir has announced his retirement from all formats of the game. Get your daily dose of Sportstar with handpicked stories delivered right to your inbox! The Indian Express is now on Telegram. Gambhir, true to his name, is known for his intensity, seriousness and grit both on and off the field. Former India opening batsman Gautam Gambhir on Tuesday announced his retirement from all forms of cricket, saying his time to continue with the game was over. Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir on Tuesday announced his retirement from all forms of cricket. Gautam Gambhir said on MS Dhoni’s Retirement age is just a Statistic. IPL on the Go. The left-hander played two huge knocks – in the 2007 T20 World Cup final and the 2011 World Cup. The left-hander, who was instrumental to India’s 2007 World T20 triumph and the 2011 World Cup win at home soil, announced his decision through an emotional video message on Facebook. He did not believe in leaving the job to someone else. 7,066 01:35 13 … To continue enjoying Sportstar, you can turn off your adblocker or subscribe to Sportstar Plus. He was also part of India’s World T20 winning squad in 2007. As an opener, he brought aggression to the crease, playing his strokes from the first ball, unflinching when the opposition targeted him, not making any compromise with his game. In IPL, he led Kolkata Knight Riders to two titles – in 2012 and 2014. Gambhir announced his retirement from all forms of cricket on 3 December 2018, ahead of his final match for the Delhi cricket team against the Andhra cricket team in the Ranji Trophy on 6 December 2018. The southpaw also felt that retirement was Dhoni's personal decision. Gambhir played in 58 Tests between 2004 and 2016, scoring 4154 runs at an average of 41.95, with the help of nine hundreds and 22 fifties. 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He posted an emotional video on Social Media with the news of retirement. He did not mind a confrontation in the middle. Gambhir deserves a standing ovation at the ground where he evolved as a cricketer, serving the game with distinction. In first-class cricket, Gambhir accumulated 15,041 runs and a massive 10,077 runs in List A cricket. Chennai Super Kings; Delhi Capitals; Kings XI Punjab; Kolkata Knight Riders; Mumbai Indians; ... Eliminator: SRH vs KKR – Gautam Gambhir Six. Gambhir retires after last playing for the country in 2016 against England in Rajkot. Gautam Gambhir to retire from all cricket The former India opener was highest scorer in two World Cup finals, and also led Kolkata Knight Riders to two IPL titles Nagraj Gollapudi 04-Dec-2018 Gambhir made his debut in 2003, in an ODI, against Bangladesh in Dhaka. -  AFP. Dhoni has been out of action since the 2019 Cricket World Cup in June last year and now is set to make a comeback with Indian Premier League 2020 (IPL 2020) to be held in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The 37-year-old Delhi batsman announced his decision in a video post on his Twitter handle. The Delhi-Andhra Ranji Trophy match will mark the conclusion of a glorious chapter in Indian cricket when the dashing opener plays his final first-class innings. His rich form in Test cricket saw him score hundreds in five consecutive matches – a feat achieved by no other Indian. However, his former teammate and test specialist VVS Laxman feels that Dhoni can continue playing IPL. Gambhir, who scored 10,324 runs in 242 international appearances, reckons it should be Dhoni’s personal decision to when to retire. A glorious chapter in Indian cricket will conclude in a week from now. 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