Gautam Gambhir has announced his retirement from professional cricket and the Ranji match against Andhra Pradesh is his last match. The Indian cricketer posted an emotional tweet on the last day of his professional career and closed the curtains on a glorious career.
The left-hand batsman posted a video on Twitter of entering into the dressing room of Feroz Shah Kotla ground. He said in the tweet that this was the last time he would be getting into the dressing room.
The left-hand batsman finished his career on a high note. He scored 112 runs in his last first-class innings.
While responding to Andhra Pradesh’s score of 390 runs, Gambhir gave a flying start to Delhi and added 108 runs with H Dalal for the first wicket. He then shared another hundred run partnership with skipper Dhruv Shorey and was finally out after battling for 185 balls.
The opening batsman received plenty of appreciation on his last day in professional cricket. He was given a guard of honor by the players when he came to bat and after the match was felicitated as well.
The Indian cricketer featured in 58 Tests and scored 4154 runs. He also appeared in 147 One-Day Internationals in which he scored 5238 runs and played 37 Twenty20 Internationals.
When asked about his plans ahead, Gambhir said that he hasn’t even thought about joining politics and it is a completely different field.
He noted that 25 years he has not done anything else, so let’s see what he is going to do.
He noted that one thing which excites him is action and he is sure action is not about sitting in those AC rooms doing commentary and stuff.
He said he doesn’t know if he is going to be as good a coach as he has been a player.
He added that he will have to evaluate whether he can be successful as a coach. He feels that if has the energy, passion and if he has the commitment to do it, he will think about it.