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Gautam Gambhir

Gautam Gambhir Personal Profile (Personal Biography)
Full Name: Gautam Gambhir
Nick Name: Gauti
Date of Birth (Birthday): 14 October 1981
Zodiac Sign: LIBRA
Height: 5 ft 6” (1.68 m)
Batting style: Left-handed
Bowling style: Right arm leg break
Role: Batsman
Hair Color: Black
Birth Place: Delhi, India
Religion: Hindu
Marital Status: Single
Education : Schooling from Modern School, New Delhi and graduated from Hindu College, Delhi university
Languages: Hindi, English
Hobbies: reading and relaxing with his family, long drives with his friends, playing Play Station Portable (PSP) games
National Team : India
Sports Played : Cricket

Family Background
Father's Name:Mr Deepak Gambhir
Mother's Name: Mrs Seema Gambhir
Sister: Ekta Gambhir

Favorites
Favourite Dish: Rajma Chawal made by his mother
Favourite Actor(s): Aamir khan
Favourite Actress: Rani mukherjee
Favourite Player: Virendre sehwag

Teams
Achievments
  • The first intake of the National Cricket Academy in Bangalore, in the year 2000.
  • Opening batsman of the Indian cricket team, also been the captain
  • Captain of Delhi daredevils, IPL 2010 Achievements
  • crossed a 1000 runs in the year 2008 in both Tests and ODIs
  • leading run-scorer in the Test series against England in December 2008 and against New Zealand in early-2009
  • In the 29th Test match against Bangladesh at Dhaka he rewrite the history of IVA Richards by scoring most fifties plus runs in 11 consecutive matches. In this match he scored 66 runs
  • finished the CB series (07 08) as the leading run-scorer with 440 runs.
  • In his third match, he scored 71 and was named Man of the Match.
  • Only the fourth Indian batsman to score a double century in a tour game at home; the previous three being Sunil Gavaskar, Dilip Vengsarkar and Sachin Tendulkar
Cricket Background
T20 Debut: September 13, 2007 v Scotland at Kingsmead, Durban
Test Debut: November 3, 2004 v Australia at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
ODI Debut: April 11, 2003 v Bangladesh at Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka
ODI Records: Average of over 50 and his two successive double-hundreds in 2002 against NZ made him a strong contender for the role of India's opening batsman.
Test Records: The only Indian, and one of only four international cricketers, to have scored five hundreds in five consecutive test matches.

Insight to Gautam Gambhir Life
He was brought up by his grand parents and is very close to his sister. He discusses all his achievements and failures with her as he feels his parents get a little agitated when it comes to cricket. He also has a never say die attitude which helped him during the time when he was out of the team. He agrees that he is short tempered but believes that he has learnt to manage his anger well now. He has no plans of getting married and wishes to concentrate on cricket. More than watching movies, he likes to listen to soul full music as it gives him peace of mind and ease him during trying situations. he is a quite an introvert person and does not enjoy the media glare much.

Awards
  • On July 2009, for a period of ten days he was the number one ranked batsman in ICC Test rankings
  • Perceived as the India's next cricketing star
  • ICC Test Player of the Year for 2009
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