Former Indian Opener Gautam Gambhir announced his retirement from all forms of cricket. One of the heroes of the 2011 World Cup victory, Gambhir last played for India in 2016.

Gambhir announced his retirement through social media to his fans. He is one of the finest opener undoubtedly played for India ever.

Gambhir played crucial roles in both the world cup wins for India which includes 2007 T20I World Cup and also 2011 World Cup. He scored 75 from 54 balls in 2007 T20I World Cup final against Pakistan. Gambhir finishing India`s top scorer in the tournament, with 227 runs includes three half centuries. He also scored a solid knock of 97 from 122 balls against Sri Lanka in 2011 World Cup final.

Gambhir Statistics in International Career

Format Years Active Matches Runs Average Strike Rate
Test 2004-2016 58 4154 42.0 51.5
ODI 2003-2013 147 5238 39.7 85.2
T20I 2007-2012 37 932 27.4 119.0