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05-Dec-2018 05:50:00 GMT
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Gambhir announces retirement from all cricket

New Delhi: Gautam Gambhir, the former India opening batsman, who helped his side to victory in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 and World T20 2007, has announced his retirement from all cricket.

The opening batsman last represented India in the Rajkot Test against England in November 2016. He is set to end his career after Delhi’s Ranji Trophy match with Andhra, which will begin on Thursday.

Gambhir announced his retirement via a video announcement on social media, saying: "After more than fifteen years of cricket for my country, I want to retire from playing this beautiful game.”

Gambhir, who played 58 Tests, 147 ODIs, and 37 T20Is, made his international bow in 2003. Over the course of his career, he scored 20 international centuries.

While he enjoyed success as a Test opener -- he was recognised as the ICC Test Player of the Year in 2009 -- many will remember his contributions to India’s victories in the World T20 2007 and Cricket World Cup 2011.

Gautam Gambhir Brief Records

Type M Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Test 59 104 5 4154 206 41.96 8067 51.49 9 22 518 10 38 -
ODI 147 143 11 5238 150* 39.68 6144 85.25 11 34 561 17 36 -
T20I 37 36 2 932 75 27.41 783 119.03 - 7 109 10 11 -

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