Indian former cricketer Gautam Gambhir plays many crucial roles in the Indian cricket team winning moments.
Although the credit of winning two World Cups for India – the 2007 T20 World Cup and the 2011 World Cup – is given to MS Dhoni, Gambhir played a crucial role in both these tournaments. He scored 75 runs in the 2007 World T20 Final versus Pakistan and 97 against Sri Lanka in the 2011 ODI World Cup final.
Top Crucial Knock from Gautam Gambhir
75 runs vs Pakistan in 2007 World T20 final
India in the 2007 T20 World Cup last against Pakistan didn’t get a decent beginning as Yousuf Pathan got out subsequent to scoring 15. He had come to open with Gambhir. Wickets continued falling at ordinary spans, however, Gambhir remained at the wrinkle, guaranteeing his side arrived at a decent aggregate. He made 75 off 54 balls at a strike rate of 138.88 along with eight boundaries and two sixes. He helped his team arrive at 157 off 20 overs. India won this match by five runs.
206 vs Australia at Delhi in 2008
In the third Test match of the series against Australia, Gambhir, profiting by home conditions, played an extraordinary match. He scored 206 runs off 380 balls with 26 fours and a six. He made a partnership with Laxman who additionally scored 200 not out. The two helped the team cross the score of 613 in the first innings. However, the match finished in a draw.
137 vs New Zealand at Napier in 2009
This was a match sparing inning after India was made to follow on and was following by in excess of 300 runs. He made 137 runs in 436 balls, remaining on the wrinkle for 643 minutes. He sewed associations with Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar, and VVS Laxman in that game. When he got out, the group had emerged from the threat and the match was spared.
150 (not out) vs Sri Lanka at Kolkata in 2009
Batting first, Sri Lanka had set an objective of 316 for India. Pursuing the objective, India lost two early wickets as Sehwag and Tendulkar got out at 10 and eight. At that point, Gambhir and Virat Kohli represented long on the wrinkle and sewed a tremendous association. Gambhir scored 150 (not out), while Kohli made 107. The southpaw fueled his side to triumph.
97 vs Sri Lanka in 2011 ODI World Cup final
Gambhir in this match played a pivotal inning. India had lost two early wickets. Virender Sehwag, who came to open with Sachin Tendulkar, got out at duck. Tendulkar additionally parted with his wicket at 18.
At that point, Gambhir, who came to bat at number three, attempted to line an organization with Virat Kohli after Tendulkar strolled back to the structure. Yet, Kohli got out at a score of 35. At the point when it seemed as though India were losing grasp on the match, Gambhir and Dhoni made an association, bringing their side once again into the game.
Gambhir got out subsequent to scoring 97 of every 122 balls. Notwithstanding, at that point, he had performed his responsibility. At last, Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh completed the game and India lifted the World Cup.