Gautam Gambhir Profile – Age, Achievements, Career, Stats & More

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Gautam Gambhir is one of the talented cricketers who was underrated during his cricket journey. And although he did not achieve unattainable records like Virat Kohli, he still made some memorable scores. He at times had to bear with the selectors as they would choose to overlook him in most cases. 

Gambhir began his career on a high note and continued to show immense talent. Let us take a peep at his journey and details as a cricketer. 

Basic information about Gautam Gambhir

  • Full name: Gautam Gambhir
  • Date of Birth: October 14, 1981
  • Birthplace: New Delhi
  • Nationality: Indian
  • Batting style: Left-handed
  • Bowling: Leg-break
  • Teams: Rest of India, India, Delhi Capitals, India Red, Board President’s XI, Elite Group A, Kolkata Knight Riders, North Zone, Delhi, India A, Essex, Indians, India Blue, Indian Academy, India Emerging, India Under-19. 

Gautam picked up a bat for the first time when he was 10 years old. He discovered his love for cricket at this age and decided to pursue professional training in cricket. He then joined the National Cricket Academy, and his cricket journey began at this point. Here are his stats in both bowling and batting. 

Batting stats


Gautam has played 58 matches in Tests, where he has batted in 104 innings and has 5 Not Outs. He has 4154 runs, with the highest score being 206 and an average of 41.95. Gautam’s strike rate is 51.49. 


In 147 matches in the ODIs, Gautam has batted in 143 innings, has 11 Not Outs, and has scored 5238 runs with the highest score of 150. He has an average of 39.68, and a strike rate of 85.25. 


Gautam has played in 37 matches in T20Is, and has batted in 36 innings; he has 2 Not Outs, has scored 932 runs with the highest score of 75, and an average of 27.41. Gautam’s strike rate is 119.02. 

Bowling stats


In 1 inning and 12 balls bowled, he has conceded 4 runs and has an economy rate of 2.00. 


Gautam has bowled 6 balls in 1 inning. He has conceded 13 runs and has an economy rate of 13.00. 

Career information

Gautam Gambhir, a former Indian cricket player, has played all formats of the game. He will always be remembered for helping India win the World Cups in 2007 and 2011. He has made his debut in the various leagues as follows;

Test debut

On November 03-05, 2004, against Australia in Mumbai. He played his last Test match on November 09-13, 2016, against England at Rajkot. 

ODI Debut

Gautam made his ODI debut on April 11, 2003, against Bangladesh at Dhaka. His last ODI match was in January 2013 against England at Dharamsala. 

T20I debut

While playing for India against Scotland at Durban on September 13, 2007, he made his T20I debut. His last T20I match was December 28, 2012. 

Achievements, records, and awards

  • He has a record of most runs during the 2008/09 season (1269)
  • He won the ICC Test player of the year 2009 
  • In 2009, he won the Arjuna Award 
  • He was honored by the President of India with the Padma Shri
  • He is the first Indian player to score 300+ runs in 4 consecutive Test series. 

Even though Gambhir is a retired cricket player, he is still remembered for his great scores and qualities. 



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