Former India opener and current BJP MP Gautam Gambhir is celebrating his 39th birthday today, on October 14, 2020. The unsung hero of India’s two World Cup victories, Gambhir had a storied career for not only India but also for Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League.
He struck the highest scores in final matches of 2007 World T20 in South Africa and 2011 World Cup at home; both of which India won. Gambhir shone brightly whenever chips were down, despite sometimes, credit went to others for their flamboyancy.
No one can forget his 11-hour odyssey to save a Test match in New Zealand and reached the no.1 Test batsmen rankings in 2009. Gautam Gambhir played 58 Tests, 147 ODIs, and 37 T20Is for India from 2003-2016.
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He also led Kolkata Knight Riders to two IPL titles in 2012 and 2014 and called time on his cricket career in 2018. Since then, he delved into politics, contesting and winning the 2019 general elections on BJP Ticket from East Delhi.
Gambhir is also known for his Gautam Gambhir Foundation, which works for the welfare of people of his constituency and for children of paramilitary martyrs and empowers them by supporting their entire educational needs. He is known for his support for the Indian Army and its soldiers.
As he turned 39, Gambhir received many wishes from fellow cricketers on Twitter and we have some of the best tweets.
Mr. GG @GautamGambhir sending you loads of love and best wishes for your special day ???? May you always continue to score big hits through your noble and selfless work for society ???????? Waise cake kahan hai bhai? ???????? pic.twitter.com/yZCDyEOp3M
— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) October 14, 2020
GG mere bhai ese hi haste raho,yehi dua hai tumhare janam din pe. @GautamGambhir #happybirthday #love #happiness pic.twitter.com/gQjhpttu23
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) October 14, 2020
Tough and a fighter in cricket but off the field a great company! Happy Birthday Gauti. #gautamgambhir #HappyBirthdayGautamGambhir pic.twitter.com/CYctKL89mi
— R P Singh रुद्र प्रताप सिंह (@rpsingh) October 14, 2020
Happy birthday Gauti bhai @GautamGambhir. May you keep inspiring everyone with you amazing work & continue to make us all proud. Wishing you the best of health & happiness. pic.twitter.com/Tv0tT2OeTP
— Suresh Raina???????? (@ImRaina) October 14, 2020
From being the top scorer in 2 world cup finals to now a member of parliament. Happy Birthday Netaji @GautamGambhir pic.twitter.com/HoBwpAkpr1
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) October 14, 2020
Here’s to a legend who gave his everything for the team and performed when needed the most. Your iconic cover drives are my favourite cricketing memories growing up. A very happy birthday @GautamGambhir. ????????#HappyBirthdayGambhir
— Devdutt Padikkal (@devdpd07) October 14, 2020
Happy birthday brother @GautamGambhir wish you lots of happiness.. Have a great birthday ???? pic.twitter.com/EhXWTRj4eN
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) October 14, 2020
Many more happy returns of the day dear @GautamGambhir . May you continue to do all that you love with passion and commitment. Wish you a great year ahead. pic.twitter.com/IqKwgYGSo8
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) October 14, 2020
To the man who always showed great faith in me and from whom I learnt so much about the game. Happy Birthday @GautamGambhir bhai. May god bless you.???????? pic.twitter.com/PDRhtZtYd4
— Kuldeep yadav (@imkuldeep18) October 14, 2020
On this day I want to acknowledge some1 who believes in me the most, my dear mentor!You always kept ur faith in me. You stood by me & always cheered me up & even when I wanted to give up on myself, u didn’t. It was ur belief in me that made me who I am today. Happy B’day bhaiya pic.twitter.com/CAREFb0UBK
— Navdeep Saini (@navdeepsaini96) October 14, 2020
Many happy returns of the day @GautamGambhir bhai! Wishing you good health and happiness. #gautamgambhir pic.twitter.com/tXyZYUtUAs
— Pragyan Ojha (@pragyanojha) October 14, 2020