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Gautam Gambhir Biography, Family, Caste, Wife, Education

    Gautam Gambhir playing in 2011 World Cup Photo

    Gautam Gambhir Biography

    NicknameGauti
    Profession(s)Cricketer, Politician
    Date of Birth14 October 1981
    Age (as of 2022)41 Years
    BirthplaceNew Delhi, India
    Family CasteKhatri
    AddressA bungalow in Rajendra Nagar, central Delhi
    HometownNew Delhi, India
    SchoolModern School, New Delhi
    College/UniversityHindu College, New Delhi
    Educational QualificationGraduate
    Coach/Mentor(s)Sanjay Bharadwaj, Raju Tandon, Naveen Chopra (Coach), Pawan Gulati (Mentor)
    ReligionHinduism
    Zodiac signLibra
    NationalityIndian
    Food HabitNon-Vegetarian

    Physical Stats

    Height168 cm (in centimeters), 5’ 6” (in feet inches)
    Eye ColourDark Brown
    Hair ColourBlack

    Gautam Gambhir Family Members

    Gautam Gambhir Family Photo
    Wife/SpouseNatasha Jain (m. 2011-present)
    ChildrenSon- None, Daughters- Aazeen Gambhir (born in 2014), Anaiza Gambhir (born in 2017)
    ParentsFather- Deepak Gambhir (Textile businessman), Mother- Seema Gambhir (Homemaker)
    SiblingsBrother- None, Sister- Ekta Gambhir (Younger)

    Gautam Gambhir’s Wife Details

    Marital StatusMarried
    Affairs/GirlfriendsNatasha Jain
    Marriage Date28 October 2011
    Marriage PlaceA farmhouse in Gurugram
    Gautam Gambhir Wife and Children Photos

    Net Worth & Salary

    • Annual Income: 10 Crore INR
    • Total Net Worth: 100 Crore INR

    Debut in International Cricket

    FormatDateAgainstVenue
    ODI11 April 2003BangladeshDhaka
    Test3 November 2004AustraliaMumbai
    T2013 September 2007ScotlandDurban

    Cricket Career

    International Retirement4 December 2018 (from all formats of cricket)
    Jersey Number#5 (Indian), #5 (Domestic)
    Domestic/State TeamDelhi, Delhi Daredevils, Essex, India Red, Indian Board President’s XI, Kolkata Knight Riders, Rajasthan Cricket Association President’s XI
    Gautam Gambhir photo

    Gautam Gambhir Records

    • Record of most runs (1269 runs) in the 2008/09 season.
    • Most ODI centuries in 2008 by an Indian.
    • Most Test centuries in 2009 by an Indian.
    • The 1st Indian & 4th overall cricketer to hit 5 centuries in 5 consecutive Test matches.
    • The 1st Indian player to score 300+ runs in 4 consecutive Test series.
    • The 2nd cricketer (after Sir Viv Richards) to hit 11 fifties in 11 consecutive Test matches.
    • In IPL 2017, Gautam Gambhir and Chris Lynn made a record opening stand of 184 runs while batting for Kolkata Knight Riders against Gujarat Lions.

    Awards/Honours/Achievements

    • 2009- ICC Test Player of the Year award
    • 2009- Arjuna Award (India’s 2nd highest sporting award)
    • 2019: On 16 March, the President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, honored him with Padma Shri

    Controversies Involving Gautam Gambhir

    • Verbal Fight with Shahid Afridi (2007): During the 3rd ODI against Pakistan at Kanpur, Gambhir had a verbal altercation with Shahid Afridi after a collision on the field.
    • Heated Argument with Kamran Akmal (2010): In an Asia Cup match, Kamran Akmal made a loud appeal against Gambhir, leading to a heated argument between the two players.
    • Spat with Virat Kohli (2013): During an IPL 6 match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders, Gambhir and Virat Kohli engaged in an ugly spat, exchanging abuses on the field.
    • Pub Name Controversy (2017): Gambhir filed a complaint against two pubs in Delhi, owned by someone with the same name, for using his name without permission. The Delhi High Court restrained the pub owner from using Gambhir’s name.
    Gautam Ghambhir photo
    • AAP Accusation during Elections (2019): During the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections, AAP accused Gambhir of being involved in the distribution of “obscene and derogatory” pamphlets against Atishi Marlena. Gambhir challenged Arvind Kejriwal to prove the charges or quit politics.
    • On-field Clash with Virat Kohli (May 2023): Gambhir and Virat Kohli were fined 100% of their match fees for an on-field clash during an IPL match between Lucknow Super Giants and Royal Challengers Bangalore. The clash was triggered by an altercation between Kohli and Lucknow Super Giants’ Naveen-ul-Haq.
    • Video Controversy during Asia Cup (September 2023): A video of Gambhir making a rude gesture to cricket fans during the 2023 Asia Cup match between India and Pakistan went viral. Gambhir claimed it was in response to anti-India slogans, and later, the real video revealed the audio had been taken from a 2016 incident.
    • Mentorship Appointment with Kolkata Knight Riders (November 2023): Some controversy arose when Gambhir was appointed as the ‘mentor’ of the Kolkata Knight Riders team.

    Interesting Facts

    1. Gautam Gambhir was born on 14 October 1981 in New Delhi, India.
    2. He started playing cricket at the age of 10 and was part of his school’s team.
    3. Gautam Gambhir considers Bhagat Singh and Mother Teresa as his inspirations.
    4. If he wasn’t a cricketer, he would have chosen a career as a soldier.
    5. He had a hair transplant in 2014.
    6. In 2017, he founded ‘The Gautam Gambhir Foundation’ for philanthropic activities.
    7. Kolkata Knight Riders won IPL championships in 2012 and 2014 under his captaincy.
    8. Gautam Gambhir joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in 2019 and won the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections.
    9. He is superstitious and keeps his pads on till the end of every match.
    10. In 2023, Gautam Gambhir was named the mentor of the team Kolkata Knight Riders.

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    1. Who is Gautam Gambhir’s Father?
      • Gautam Gambhir’s father is Deepak Gambhir, who is a textile businessman.
    2. Who is Gautam Gambhir’s Wife?
      • Gautam Gambhir is married to Natasha Jain. They tied the knot on 28 October 2011.
    3. Who is the Daughter of Gautam Gambhir?
      • Gautam Gambhir has two daughters. Their names are Aazeen Gambhir (born in 2014) and Anaiza Gambhir (born in 2017).
    4. What is Gautam Gambhir’s Net Worth?
      • As of the latest available information, Gautam Gambhir’s approximate net worth is Rs 100 crore.
    5. When Did Gautam Gambhir Retire from International Cricket?
      • Gautam Gambhir announced his retirement from all formats of international cricket on 4 December 2018.

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