New Delhi, December 05: We all knew that, After playing international cricket for India for over 15 years, Gautam Gambhir announced his retirement from all formats of cricket through a Facebook video on December 4.
“After more than fifteen years of cricket for my country, I want to retire from playing this beautiful game. Two World Cups, highest run-getter in the final of both games, it is the stuff that dreams are made of,” he says in the video that left fans many emotional.
The World Cup winner, who last played for the country in 2016 against England in Rajkot, scored 4154 runs in Test cricket in 58 matches, 5238 runs in ODIs and 932 in T20Is. Gambhir will be playing his final match for Delhi in the Ranji Trophy against Andhra Pradesh.
Speculations are rife about the ace batsman’s next move. It is no secret that Gambhir is vocal about issues of national interest and has championed his cause as a ‘nationalist’ individual who stands with the armed forces. His Twitter spats with former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah are stuff of epic conversations. He has minced no words in calling out Abdullah over the death of terrorists (read Mannan Wani) in the region and the role of armed forces in bringing about peace in the Valley.
The Delhi lad also has had a few things to say to Aam Aadmi Party Chief and Chief Minister of the national capital, Arvind Kejriwal. He recently took to Twitter and blasted Kejriwal government over inaction to curb the spiralling air pollution in the city. He has also gone ahead and named Kejriwal as ‘Muffler Man’ and has voiced his dissent over the way things are being governed in the national capital.