Gautam Gambhir announced his retirement on Tuesday from all forms of cricket. Gambhir had played a pivotal role in India’s 2011 ICC World Cup triumph and his innings at Napier against New Zealand have always remained special for his fans. India cricketer Sachin Tendulkar took to Twitter and congratulated Gautam Gambhir on a “glorious” career and said that he was a “special talent.”
The 37-year-old Gambhir, who last represented India back in 2016 against England, will play his final competitive match against Andhra in the 2018 Ranji Trophy. Other than Sachin Tendulkar, other cricketers and politician too took to Twitter to react to the news.
In an international career spanning 16 years, Gambhir represented India in 58 Tests, 147 ODIs and 37 T20Is. The left-hander amassed 4,154 runs at an average of 41.95 in Tests while and scored 5,238 runs in ODIs, with the highest score of an unbeaten 150. In T20Is, the veteran scored 932 runs at an average of 27.41.