Gautam Gambhir's International Career in Numbers

2007 World T20 and World Cup 2011 finals' hero Gautam Gambhir called time on his cricket career.

Gautam Gambhir played an awesome knock of 75 in 2007 World T20 final

Indian opener, World T20 2007 and World Cup 2011 finals' hero Gautam Gambhir announced his retirement from all forms of cricket, on Tuesday evening.

The Ranji Trophy match for Delhi, beginning from 6 December, will be his last match. The Delhi opener made his international debut for India in an ODI match against Bangladesh at Dhaka in April 2003 and represented India in 58 Tests, 147 ODIs and 37 T20Is in his 15 years career. He was also the highest run scorer (75) for India in WT20 2007 final against Pakistan as well as in World Cup 2011 final (97) against Sri Lanka.

Here is a look at Gautam Gambhir's international career in numbers:

Career Summary -

 Format   Mat   Inns   Runs   Avg     SR  HS  100   50 
 Tests  58  104  4154  41.95  51.49  206  9  22
 ODIs  147  143  5238  39.68   85.25  150*   11  34
 T20Is  37  36  932  27.41  119.02   75  0  7

- 15th most Test runs for India.

- 12th most ODI runs for India.

- 4119 Test runs as an opener which is the third most by an Indian opener after Sunil Gavaskar (9607) and Virender Sehwag (8124).

- Gautam Gambhir scored 445 runs at an average of 89 in 3 Tests with 2 hundreds against New Zealand in New Zealand in 2009 - the most runs by an Indian player in a Test series in New Zealand.

- Gambhir's all 9 Test hundreds came in his first 29 Tests and in next 29 Tests he couldn't score a hundred.

First 29 Tests (Nov 2004 - Jan 2010) - 2760 runs at an average of 57.50 (9 hundreds)

Next 29 Tests (Feb 2010 - Nov 2016) - 1394 runs at an average of 27.33 (0 hundreds)

- Gautam Gambhir and Virender Sehwag scored 4412 runs as an opening pair in Tests - the most successful Indian opening pair and overall fifth in the world.

Most successful opening pair for India in Tests -

 Partners  Inns   Runs   Avg  Highest   100   50 
 G Gambhir - V Sehwag  87  4412  52.52   233  11  25
 C Chauhan - S Gavaskar   59  3010  53.75  213  10  10
 S Dhawan - M Vijay  41  1748  43.70  289  3  6
 A Gaekwad - S Gavaskar  49  1722  35.87  176*  4  9
 S Gavaskar - K Srikkanth    34  1469  43.20    200  3  9
 W Jaffer - V Sehwag  28  1031  36.82  213  3  4

- Gautam Gambhir was the highest scorer for India in both World T20 2007 final against Pakistan and World Cup 2011 final against Sri Lanka.

75 runs vs Pakistan at Johannesburg (WT20 2007 final)

97 runs vs Sri Lanka at Mumbai (World Cup 2011 final)

He and Kumar Sangakkara are the only two players to score fifty-plus scores in the finals of both T20 World Cup and ODI World Cup.

- Gambhir was also ranked number one in ICC Test batsmen rankings (16 July 2009) and in ICC T20I batsmen rankings (23 November 2007).


By Jasveer Singh Kharra - 05 Dec, 2018

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