Former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir was honoured by the Government of India on the eve of Republic Day as it was announced that he would be bestowed with Padma Shri, India’s fourth highest civilian award. Reacting to the news, Gambhir took to Twitter and wrote that its an honour for him to be awarded. Adding to it, Gambhir also wrote that the title will also come with a responsibility.
“It’s an honour I accept with gratitude. But it’s an honour which also comes with responsibility. I’m living for the day when Gautam Gambhir the human being beats Gautam Gambhir the cricketer. That will be my day, my award to myself. #PadmaAwards2019,” he wrote on Twitter.
Gambhir recently retired from professional cricket and played his final game in Ranji Trophy for Delhi against Andhra Pradesh at his home ground, Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium. The former Delhi skipper finished his career with a century.