Indian Cricket Team's Best Ever Opener Gautam Gambhir Bids Adieu To All Forms Of Game

| December 5 , 2018 , 17:37 IST

Former Indian opening batsman Gautam Gambhir announced his retirement from all sorts of cricket on Tuesday.

After playing international cricket for India for over 15 years, Gambhir took to his twitter account and shared the news through an emotional video.

Gautam Gambhir had played a pivotal role in India's 2011 ICC World Cup triumph and his innings at Napier against New Zealand have always remained special for his fans.

Sharing the post on his social media handle, Gambhir wrote," The most difficult decisions are often taken with the heaviest of hearts. And with one heavy heart, I’ve decided to make an announcement that I’ve dreaded all my life."

 “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 said in the video that left his fans emotional.

Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar took to Twitter and congratulated Gautam Gambhir on a "glorious" career and said that he was a "special talent."

Other than Sachin Tendulkar, other cricketers and politician too took to Twitter and shared emotional farewell messages for Gambhir.

In his video announcing retirement, Gambhir admitted that he is going to miss the atmosphere of the Indian cricket team dressing room the most while also thanking his former teammates who helped him grow as a cricketer.

Gambhir will be playing his last game as a professional cricketer for Delhi in the ongoing Ranji Trophy. Delhi will be up against Andhra Pradesh, with the match starting on December 6 at the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium.