Gautam Gambhir: News

A short left-hander from Delhi who was once described by Virendar Sehwag as the best opener in Tests for India since Sunil Gavaskar. Former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir was a complete batsman when he was on song. When he wasn't, however, his flaws became evident, and he became a walking wicket. Gambhir began his first-class career in the 1999-2000 season. After his stunning double-century for Board President's XI against Zimbabwe in 2002, he made his international debut in an ODI against Bangladesh in 2003. A year later, against Australia, he made his Test debut as well. However, Gambhir's front foot fallacy led to him not being selected for the 2007 World Cup. He made it back to the team for the 2007 T20I championship. After scoring a match-winning knock in the final, the period from 2008-11 saw him becoming one of the best batsmen in the world across all three formats. During the said period, Gambhir became the only Indian to score centuries in five consecutive Tests. In 2009, he won the ICC Test Player of the Year award. His journey culminated in him playing another match-winning knock in the 2011 World Cup final. Gambhir retired in 2018, and later joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in 2019.

21 Sep 2023

Shah Rukh Khan

Gautam Gambir meets Shah Rukh Khan; pens heartfelt note

Superstar Shah Rukh Khan is known for his humility and camaraderie with people from various walks of life. Every single person has an endearing SRK story and now cricketer Gautam Gambhir has taken to Instagram and shared a photo with "King of Bollywood."

15 Jul 2023

Justin Langer

Justin Langer appointed LSG head coach: Decoding his stats

Lucknow Super Giants have announced the appointment of Justin Langer, who will take over the reins as the head coach from Andy Flower.

14 Jul 2023

Lucknow Super Giants

LSG part ways with coach Andy Flower after two years

Lucknow Super Giants have announced the departure of their head coach Andy Flower on Friday. The Indian Premier League (IPL) outfit made the news official via a tweet on their official handle.

15 Jun 2023

Virat Kohli

'Virat Kohli caught my hand forcefully', Naveen-ul-Haq on verbal spat

In a fresh development, Afghanistan seamer Naveen-ul-Haq targeted Virat Kohli while highlighting the verbal spat between the two during an Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 encounter.

08 May 2023

Nitish Rana

KKR's Nitish Rana completes 2,500 runs in IPL: Key stats 

Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Nitish Rana has raced past 2,500 runs in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

IPL 2023: Kohli, Gambhir fined match fees following verbal spat

Things got heated up after Royal Challengers Bangalore defended 126 against Lucknow Super Giants in match number 43 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 season.

29 Apr 2023

Andre Russell

Andre Russell celebrates 35th birthday with 100th KKR appearance: Stats 

One of the finest T20 players ever, Andre Russell celebrates his 35th birthday on Saturday (April 29).

Revisiting finest run-chases of KKR in IPL history

Rinku Singh scripted history on Sunday as Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) pulled off a heist versus Gujarat Titans (GT) in match number 13 of the 2023 Indian Premier League (IPL).

01 Feb 2022


"Want her back home": Family of Delhi rape survivor

The 20-year-old woman, who was allegedly abducted, sexually assaulted, tortured, and paraded by her neighbors in Delhi last week, is recovering, away from her family and three-year-old boy.

IPL: Lucknow franchise rope in Gautam Gambhir as mentor

The Lucknow franchise of the Indian Premier League (IPL) has roped in veteran batter Gautam Gambhir as a mentor.

24 Nov 2021


BJP MP Gautam Gambhir alleges death threat from 'ISIS Kashmir'

Bharatiya Janata Party MP Gautam Gambhir has alleged that he and his family received a death threat from "ISIS Kashmir."

11 Sep 2021


East Delhi Premier League to be held in November: Gambhir

BJP MP and former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir on Friday announced to host a T20 cricket tournament on the lines of the Indian Premier League in east Delhi.

04 Jun 2021

Delhi High Court

Gautam Gambhir will organize free vaccination camp for 18-44 group

An undeterred BJP MP Gautam Gambhir on Thursday said he will organize a free COVID-19 vaccination camp, hours after the Delhi government's drug controller informed the Delhi High Court that his foundation has been found guilty of unauthorized stocking and distribution of Fabiflu medicine to coronavirus patients.

03 Jun 2021

Delhi High Court

Gautam Gambhir Foundation illegally stocked COVID-19 drug: Delhi HC told

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Gautam Gambhir's foundation was found guilty of unauthorized stocking, procurement, and distribution of the medicine Fabiflu to COVID-19 patients, Delhi's drug controller body informed the Delhi High Court on Thursday.

Gambhir contributes Rs. one crore for Ram Temple construction

Gautam Gambhir, BJP MP from East Delhi, has donated Rs. one crore for the construction of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya.

02 Dec 2020

Rohit Sharma

Shastri should have updated Kohli about Rohit's injury: Gautam Gambhir

Former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir is disappointed with the miscommunication regarding Rohit Sharma's injury fiasco.

28 Nov 2020

Ravindra Jadeja

Vijay Shankar not a viable replacement for Pandya: Gautam Gambhir

Former opener Gautam Gambhir believes the Indian team will continue facing the snag with team combination if all-rounder Hardik Pandya doesn't bowl.

India's loss if Rohit doesn't become white-ball captain: Gautam Gambhir

Former Indian opener Gautam Gambhir believes it will Indian cricket's "misfortune" if Rohit doesn't become the captain in limited-overs cricket.

RCB should look for a new captain: Gautam Gambhir

Former Indian opener Gautam Gambhir believes Royal Challengers Bangalore should look for a new captain as he slammed Virat Kohli's captaincy.

Gautam Gambhir turns 39: A look at his splendid feats

Indian legend Gautam Gambhir turned 39 on Wednesday.

IPL 2020: Underrated players who could have maximum influence

The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 season is all set to start on September 19 in the UAE.

26 Jul 2020

Indian Cricket Team

Dhoni should keep playing if he feels fit: Gautam Gambhir

Former Indian opener Gautam Gambhir on Saturday said Mahendra Singh Dhoni should keep representing India if he feels hit.

Rahul Dravid remains the most underrated captain: Gautam Gambhir

Former opener Gautam Gambhir feels Rahul Dravid remains the most underrated captain and batsman in the history of Indian cricket.

15 Jun 2020

Indian Cricket Team

Dhoni would have been exceptional at number three: Gautam Gambhir

Former Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been arguably the greatest finisher in the white-ball cricket.

13 Jun 2020


#NewsBytesExplainer: Why does Team India falter in ICC tournaments?

Former Indian opener Gautam Gambhir recently stated that Team India lacks the ability to handle pressure in knockout games.

'Australia have struggled overseas', says Gautam Gambhir

Former Indian opener Gautam Gambhir is disgruntled with Australia reclaiming the number one Test spot.

Gambhir, Lee against splitting T20s into four innings

Veteran cricketers Gautam Gambhir and Brett Lee have voiced their opinion on splitting T20s into four innings.

03 May 2020

Rohit Sharma

Rohit should back youngsters the way Dhoni did: Gautam Gambhir

Former Indian opener Gautam Gambhir believes Rohit Sharma is one of the greatest batsmen in limited-overs cricket.

Coronavirus outbreak: Sunil Gavaskar, Kapil Dev join ICA's initiative

Indian legends Sunil Gavaskar and Kapil Dev have extended support towards Indian Cricket Association in order to financially help nearly 30 needy players in the wake of coronavirus pandemic.

IPL: All-time XI of Kolkata Knight Riders

Right from the first ever IPL game where Brendon McCullum took the world by storm with his blistering knock, Kolkata Knight Riders have stamped their authority all along.

Gautam Gambhir performs last rites of domestic help amid lockdown

Former Indian opener Gautam Gambhir performed the last rites of his deceased domestic help in the wake of coronavirus pandemic.

KKR could have won more titles with Russell: Gautam Gambhir

Former Indian opener Gautam Gambhir believes Kolkata Knight Riders would have clinched a couple of more IPL titles, had they acquired Andre Russell a few seasons earlier.

Indian Premier League: Complete statistical analysis of KKR's performance

Two-time Indian Premier League (IPL) champions Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) have done reasonably well in the cash-rich T20 tournament.

'Dhoni's comeback looks bleak with no IPL', says Gautam Gambhir

With the chances of witnessing IPL 2020 looking bleak, the cricket fraternity seems to be divided over Mahendra Singh Dhoni's comeback.

Uthappa picks Gambhir as best skipper he has played under

India batsman Robin Uthappa picked the best captain he has played under and surprisingly it was neither Rahul Dravid nor MS Dhoni.

02 Apr 2020


MyWorldCupFinalByte: When India lifted the World Cup in 2011

"Dhoni finishes off in style... A magnificent strike into the crowd... India lift the World Cup after 28 years and it is an Indian captain who has been absolutely brilliant in the night of the final...!"

Coronavirus outbreak: Cricketers who offered donations to combat COVID-19

The entire world has been facing the wrath of the deadly coronavirus which has claimed over 31,000 lives and infected nearly 6,79,000 people.

Disappointed the way critics went after Kohli: Gautam Gambhir

Former Indian opener Gautam Gambhir slammed the critics for targeting Team India after the completion of New Zealand tour.

14 Feb 2020


Gautam Gambhir highlights the importance of fitness in cricket

We all know that the history of cricket began with Tests, followed by the ODIs, which made the sport competitive.

Management shouldn't remove Rahul from top order, feels Gambhir

Indian batsman KL Rahul extended his purple patch with yet another blistering innings, this time in the 50-over format.

31 Jan 2020

Nitin Gadkari

BJP releases Delhi poll manifesto; here are the highlights

The Bharatiya Janata Party on Friday released its poll manifesto for the upcoming Delhi Assembly elections.

05 Jan 2020

Virat Kohli

Here's why Gautam Gambhir has dubbed four-day Tests as 'ridiculous'

The cricket world is abuzz following the proposal from the International Cricket Council (ICC) to make four-day Tests mandatory from 2023.

Gautam Gambhir could buy stake in Delhi Capitals: Report

Former Indian Premier League (IPL) hero Gautam Gambhir is set to buy stake in Delhi Capitals.

16 Nov 2019


In polluted Delhi, this bar serves oxygen. No kidding!

In the face of adversities, new opportunities spring up, and 26-year-old entrepreneur Aryavir Kumar has shown the same.

15 Nov 2019

VVS Laxman

BJP's Gautam Gambhir skips meeting on pollution, enjoys in Indore

Such is the apathy of our elected leaders, that they are busy enjoying their lives while residents of Delhi are choking due to air pollution.

17 Oct 2019


Here's what Gambhir said on what separates Kohli as captain

There has been a longstanding debate if Virat Kohli is a better leader than other former Indian captains.

07 Oct 2019

Pakistan Cricket Team

I ended Gautam Gambhir's ODI career, says Pakistani cricketer Irfan

Gautam Gambhir remains one of the most successful top-order ODI batsmen.

30 Sep 2019


Gautam Gambhir believes it's time to look beyond MS Dhoni

Former Indian skipper, MS Dhoni continues to remain unavailable for selection, as there have been debates as to if he should call time on his illustrious career.

Gambhir slams team management for treatment of Pant

Former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir has slammed the team management for its comments on young wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant.