Gautam Gambhir, lovingly known to people as Gauti is a cricketer, who represented the Indian National team. Gautam Gambhir was handed over the responsibilities of leading the Indian team against New Zealand, in MS Dhoni’s absence. This opening batsman became the backbone of the Indian batting line-up with his match winning knocks in T20 2007 and the World Cup in 2011.
Gambhir has scored five consecutive centuries in test matches. Gambhir topped the chart of ICC test batsman ranking in 2009. Gambhir is having long list of achievements. From scoring two successive double hundreds to receiving the Ajuna Award, Gambhir has accomplished great milestones in his career.
Gautam was picked for the Delhi Daredevils in the first player auction held by IPL. With his high scores and more than 1000 runs in the league, Gautam became the most sought after player in the next season. In 2011, Gautam Gambhir became the most expensive player, KKR bought him for a whopping $2.4 million. With his grace and high scores Gautam went on to become the captain of Kolkata Knight Riders IPL. Not only as a cricketer but Gautam has proved his worth as a captain as well. Under his leadership team KKR won their maiden IPL trophy in 2012. That didn’t stop Gambhir there, he again led KKR to snatch the IPL title in 2014.
After World Cup 2011, Gambhir started crumbling under pressure. His struggle began in all formats of the game. The tours of England and Australia changed everything for this thriving cricketer. After a little while Gambhir was dropped from the team. That almost marked the end of his national career. In 2014, this left handed batsman returned as the backup opener in England. He has stayed away from the national side since then.
Gautam Gambhir was born in a business family. His father Deepak Gambhir deals in textile business and mother Seema Gambhir is a homemaker. This talented opening batsman was born on 14th October 1981. Gambhir’s love for cricket happened at a very early stage, he was only 10 when he started playing cricket. Gautam was just 8 days old when he was adopted by his grandparents and he stayed with them ever since.
In 2011, Breaking many hearts, Gautam Gambhir tied the knot with Natasha Jain who hails from Delhi. The couple became the proud parent of a baby girl in 2014, they named her Aazeen Gambhir.
Gautam completed his schooling from Modern School, New Delhi. He went on to earn his graduation degree from Hindu College, University of Delhi.
Gautam Gambhir Net Worth
This aggressive left handed batsman has an estimated net worth of $22 million US dollars in 2017. Gautam Gambhir draws a handsome sum of $7.3 million yearly as his salary. IPL is not far behind, this charming batsman makes a hefty $2.4 million from the league format, which in turn makes him the highest paid cricketer in Indian Premier League. In his long career, Gautam has endorsed renowned brands like Red Bull, Reebok, Royal Stag etc.
It seems like Gautam Gambhir is not very fond of luxurious cars, he does not have a huge collections like the others. Gautam is known to own Toyota Corolla Altis and a Maruti Suzuki SX4.
Gautam Gambhir, is busy in reaching out to his fans. He promised his fans that there will be no lack in effort from his side.
Gautam is known for his aggressive behavior on-field. It was in 2012, Indian team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, went to BCCI to file a complaint against Gautam Gambhir. MS Dhoni cleared his point by stating that Gambhir is hurting the team with his selfish attitude. Although, later on Gautam said there is no rivalry between the two.
He got tangled in controversies while playing for IPL. In 2013, in a fit of rage Gautam got into a verbal spat with Virat Kohli. Later on, while paying against Royal Challengers Bangalore, Gautam kicked a chair, after Suryakant Yadav smashed a boundary, which took RCB closer to achieving their target. Gambhir was fined 155% of his match fee for the violent behavior.
Gautam gambhir as a cricketer has achieved many successes. Ranging from the national level to the league format, his contribution has been immense. His batting style and shouldering of responsibilities will help Kolkata Knight Riders to stroll ahead. From scoring more than 300 runs in four successive test series to snatching the ICC test player of the year, Gambhir has left no target un-achieved.