How are both Shah Rukh and Gautam Gambir associated together? Shah Rukh Khan’s IPL Cricket Team, Kolkata Knight Riders had Gambhir as their star Batsmen and Star run scorer. The team holds the longest winning streak than any other team in the T20s. Gambhir on announcing his total retirement from cricket received many good wishes and praises for his contribution.
KKR Lead Scorer
Shah Rukh Khan who is the KKR Team’s owner took to Twitter in wishing a happy retirement to Gambhir. Our former Indian Opener announced his retirement on Tuesday and SRK had this to say, “@GautamGambhir Thank u for the love & leadership my Captain.U r a special man and may Allah always keep & happy…& u should smile a bit more”.
Gautam Gambhir’s career started in the years of 1999-2000, and it is almost two decades since the start. Back in 2016, he played for India against England. That was his International match. In total he has played 58 Tests, scoring about 4154 runs, at an average of 41.95. The total runs include nine centuries and 22 fifties.
@GautamGambhir Thank u for the love & leadership my Captain.U r a special man and may Allah always keep & happy…& u should smile a bit more
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) December 4, 2018
Gambhir has in his kit 147 ODIs, with a score of 5238 runs at an average of 39.68. His strike rate was as high as 85.25, well reached and maintained. To put an extra star to his performance, Gautam Gambhir was a left-hand batsman. This left-handed score maker had posted an emotional video on social media.
It is in this video he was seen speaking about his career, the struggles he had faced and about the final decision to give up playing cricket, his utmost passionate profession. He plans on quitting after the upcoming game against Andhra in the Ranji Trophy.
Gautam Gambhir’s emotional letter:
“A big thanks to all of you for sparing time. Well, I am here to share a thought which I have been contemplating and I dare say dreading. The thought has been with me day and night. It has travelled with me on flights like an irritable excess baggage. It has accompanied me to practice sessions mocking like a menacing bowler. On certain other days, it has made my dinner taste horrible.
So, here I am, after more than 15 years of cricket for my country I want to retire from playing this beautiful game. Despite all the aches and pains; fears and failures, I won’t mind a repeat of this in my next life too. But obviously, with a few more wins for India, a few more hundreds and in the next life may be a few 5-wicket hauls as well”.
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