Sunday, 13 October 2013

Gautam Gambhir

Born on October 14, 1981 at Delhi
Left Handed Batsman  and  Right-arm legbreak bowler
First International against Bangladesh on Apr 11, 2003 
Nickname is Gauti

Early Life

Gambhir started playing cricket at the age of 10 and was selected in 2000 for the first intake of the National Cricket Academy in Bangalore. Gambhir was adopted by his grandparents eighteen days after his birth and lived with them ever since.He received his schooling from Modern School, New Delhi and graduated from Hindu College, University of Delhi.Gambhir made his ODI debut against Bangladesh in the TVS Cup in 2003. In his third match, he scored 71 and was named Man of the Match. His maiden century (103 off 97 balls) came against Sri Lanka in 2005. In 2004, he made his Test debut against Australia in the fourth and last Test match of the Border Gavaskar Trophy.

Personal and Love Life

Gautam with his wife Natasha

Gautam married Natasha Jain, who belongs to a prominent business family, on 28 October 2011.They knew each other and had been friends for 2-3 years then they decided to get married. Their families had also known each other for the last 30 years ,their fathers knew each other.They had been engaged for about a year before marriage.
    In an interview with Natasha Gambhir,she was asked about her background,views on cricket and Gautam's 'Fixed tastes', and her answers were- 

Her background:I was born in Amritsar, and was only a year old when I came here, so yes, I've been born and brought up in Delhi. I studied in GD Goenka, then did my BBA, and then I did short courses in gemology, and advertising and PR. I have an interest in diamonds and diamond cutting. I wanted to learn about solitaries, actually, and am quite interested in jewellery."

On Cricket:I'm not really into cricket, but then we met, and I got to know a lot more about him... It wasn't because he's a cricketer. I'm more like girls are - interested in fashion, clothes makeup, jewellery... When we took it to marriage, it was more like thinking from that point of view, not like he's a celebrity or a star or something. Marriage doesn't run like that.

On his fixed tastes: He's very organised, pretty systematic when it comes to cricket -- his things are in place and proper. But when he's at home, he's the laziest person I've ever come across! He's very laidback, very lazy; he doesn't want to move his butt. But when he's playing, he's just full of energy. Then even I find it difficult to keep up with him at times. I travel with him almost all the time.


MRF endorsement

Gambhir was picked up by the Delhi Daredevils franchise in the first player auction of the Indian Premier League for a price of US$725,000 a year.In the 2011 IPL player auction, Gambhir was the most sought after player, fetching a bid of $2.4 million from The Kolkata Knight Riders, making him the highest paid cricketer in the history of IPL. 
                His Net Worth is $20 Million.Almost $3.4 Million he is getting from the endorsements(Rs 2 crore per endorsement a year).
Major endorsements are Reebok, Red Bull, Hero Honda.


Most Runs in Calendar Year
Most ODI runs by an Indian Cricketer in 2008

Most Centuries

Most ODI centuries in 2008 by an Indian Cricketer
Most Test centuries in 2009 by an Indian Cricketer


ICC Test player of the year 2009

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