Gautam Gambhir was born on October 14, 1981, at Delhi.
As a 17-year-old stripling in 2000, Gautam Gambhir's attacking strokeplay at the top of the order for Delhi set tongues wagging in India not least in the ranks of the opposition. Fast-bowler bullies have paid the price for mistaking Gambhir's slight build and shy demeanour for signs of meekness. His compact footwork, high bat-speed and a brashly youthful approach befuddled bowlers more than once as cautious defence was replaced by the aerial route over point. His success took him close to the Indian side when Zimbabwe toured early in 2002. He had pasted successive double-centuries one for Delhi and another for the Board Presidents’ XI against the tourists and seemed to be a shoo-in as Shiv Sunder Das’s opening partner.
But the selectors persisted instead with the band-aid solution of Deep Dasgupta. Gutted but determined, Gambhir soldiered on, pressing his case with particular urgency in the West Indies with the Indian A side early in 2003. And when several senior players asked to be rested after the World Cup, Gambhir was summoned from the wings into the national squad for the TVS Cup in Dhaka. On India's successful tour of New Zealand in 2009 Gambhir removed some question marks over his temperament and batting outside the subcontinent. He scored a series-topping 445 runs on the tour and his contributions were massive - Gambhir set up a win in Hamilton, saved a match that looked lost in Napier, and batted New Zealand out in Wellington - the three main jobs an opener is expected to do. His feats since 2008 helped him bag the Arjuna Award.
At the end of what promises to be a successful career, the 2007-08 season could well be noted as the turning point in Gautam Gambhir's career. When changes were called for in the wake of a disastrous 2007 World Cup, Gambhir found himself back in favour in the shorter versions.
The ICC World Twenty20 greatly enhanced his reputation on the global stage, as Gambhir notched up runs consistently, scoring three half-centuries, including a composed 75 in a high-pressure final against Pakistan. His ability to soak up pressure, run hard between the wickets, and mould his approach according to the team needs were further in evidence during the triangular CB Series in Australia, where he scored two high-quality centuries, showing along the way that he had worked on his flaws: the technique was noticeably tighter around off, and he was no longer such an obvious lbw candidate.
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