Gautam Gambhir announces retirement from all forms of cricket


NEW DELHI: Former India opener Gautam Gambhir on Tuesday has announced his retirement all forms of cricket. The Delhi-Andhra Ranji Trophy match will mark final first-class innings for the dashing opener.

“The most difficult decisions are often taken with the heaviest of hearts. And with one heavy heart, I’ve decided to make an announcement that I’ve dreaded all my life,” Gambhir wrote on his Twitter handle.  Gambhir, 37, has played 58 Tests, 147 ODIs and 37 T20Is for India scoring more than 10000 runs combined.

The aggressive opener was India’s top-scorer in the finals of the 2007 World T20 in South Africa and the 2011 ODI World Cup, both of which the country won. The former India opener also thanked everyone he has encountered during the course of his career. Gautam Gambhir played his first international match in 2003 in Dhaka.

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