FORMER India’s opening batsman Gautam Gambhir has retired from all forms of cricket amidst speculation that he may opt for contesting Lok Sabha election in April-May next year. Delhi born
Batsman, 37, has announced his decision in a video post on his Twitter handle. The Ranji Trophy game between Delhi and Andhra Pradesh from Thursday at the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium in the Capital will be his last game. Gautam Gambhir, who played all formats of the game, was a left-handed opening batsman who played domestic cricket for Delhi and captained Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League.
“The next Ranji trophy match against Andhra will be my last game in the sun. It is all coming to an end from where it started at Feroz Shah Kotla,” Gambhir said in his video announcement, which was shared on social media. “As a batsman I have always valued timing. I know the time is just right and I am sure it’s sweet as well,” he said.The ex- batsman from Delhi has played 58 Tests scoring a total of 4,154 runs, 147 One-Day Internationals making 5,238 runs and 37 Twenty20 Internationals. He has also played 197 first-class matches. It is stated that Gambhir has maintained cordial relations with Finance Minister Arun Jaitley since when the lawyer turned politician was heading the Delhi and District Association affiliated to the BCCI.The is opinionated on various issues and conveyed through social media.((pic courtesy to Indian Express)