Gautam Gambhir Height, Age, Wife, Family, Biography & More

Gautam Gambhir


ProfessionIndian Cricketer (Left-handed Batsman)
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 168 cm
in meters- 1.68 m
in feet inches- 5’ 6”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 60 kg
in pounds- 132 lbs
Body Measurements (approx.)- Chest: 38 inches
- Waist: 30 inches
- Biceps: 12 inches
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourBlack
International DebutODI- 11 April 2003 against Bangladesh at Dhaka
Test- 3 November 2004 against Australia at Mumbai
T20- 13 September 2007 against Scotland at Durban
International Retirement4 December 2018 (from all formats of cricket)
Gautam Gambhir's Retirement Tweet
Jersey Number#5 (Indian)
#5 (Domestic)
Domestic/State TeamDelhi, Delhi Daredevils, Essex, India Red, Indian Board President's XI, Kolkata Knight Riders, Rajasthan Cricket Association President's XI
Records (main ones)• Record of most runs (1269 runs) in the 2008/09 season.
• Most ODI centuries in 2008 by an Indian.
• Most Test centuries in 2009 by an Indian.
• The 1st Indian & 4th overall cricketer to hit 5 centuries in 5 consecutive Test matches.
• The 1st Indian player to score 300+ runs in 4 consecutive Test series.
• The 2nd cricketer (after Sir Viv Richards) to hit 11 fifties in 11 consecutive Test matches.
• In IPL 2017, Gautam Gambhir and Chris Lynn made a record opening stand of 184 runs while batting for Kolkata Knight Riders against Gujarat Lions.
Awards/Honours/Achievements 2009- ICC Test Player of the Year award
Gautam Gambhir - ICC Test Player of the Year
2009- Arjuna Award (India's 2nd highest sporting award)
Gautam Gambhir - Arjuna Award
Career Turning PointHis performance in the 2007-08 tour to Australia, after which he cemented his place in the Indian team.
Personal Life
Date of Birth14 October 1981
Age (as in 2018)37 Years
Birth PlaceNew Delhi, India
Zodiac sign/Sun signLibra
Signature Gautam Gambhir signature
HometownNew Delhi, India
SchoolModern School, New Delhi
College/UniversityHindu College, New Delhi
Educational QualificationGraduate
Coach/Mentor(s)Coach- Sanjay Bharadwaj, Raju Tandon, Naveen Chopra
Mentor- Pawan Gulati
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian
Political InclinationBharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
AddressA bungalow in Rajendra Nagar, central Delhi
Gautam Gambhir house
HobbiesPlaying badminton, Meditation, Yoga, Listening to music
Controversies• In 2007, during the 3rd ODI against Pakistan at Kanpur, he had a verbal fight with Shahid Afridi, after having a collision with each other.
Gautam Gambhir and Shahid Afridi fight
• In 2010, during an Asia Cup, Pakistan's Kamran Akmal made a loud appeal against Gambhir, which made Gambhir angry and they had a heated argument, but Umpires and players intervened to stop them.
Gautam Gambhir and Kamran Akmal fight
• In 2013, during an IPL 6 match between Royal Challengers Bangalore, and Kolkata Knightriders, Gambhir and Virat Kohli had an ugly spat. After getting out, instead of walking back, Kohli made some remarks which angered Gambhir, after which both started abusing each other until Rajat Bhatia intervened.
Gautam Gambhir and Virat Kohli fight
• In 2017, cricketer Gautam Gambhir came to know that two pubs in Delhi- Ghungroo and Hawalat, owned by Gautam Gambhir, (The pub owner with the same name as cricketer Gautam Gambhir) intentionally used cricketer Gambhir's name as a tagline. Being a teetotaller, cricketer Gambhir didn't like it, sent numerous requests, and even a legal notice. But after no response from the pub owner, he filed a complaint against them. In January 2018, the Delhi High Court restrained the pub owner from using his name as their tagline.
Gautam Gambhir pub name controversy
Girls, Affairs & More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsNatasha Jain
Marriage Date28 October 2011
Marriage PlaceA farmhouse in Gurugram
Gautam Gambhir and Natasha Jain marrriage pic
Wife/SpouseNatasha Jain (m. 2011-present)
Gautam Gambhir with his wife Natasha Jain
ChildrenSon- None
Daughters- Aazeen Gambhir (born in 2014), Anaiza Gambhir (born in 2017)
Gautam Gambhir daughters
ParentsFather- Deepak Gambhir (Textile businessman)
Mother- Seema Gambhir (Homemaker)
Gautam Gambhir's parents
SiblingsBrother- None
Sister- Ekta Gambhir (Younger)
Gautam Gambhir with his sister Ekta
Favourite Things
Favourite CricketerSourav Ganguly
Favourite FoodRajma chawal, Butter chicken, Dahi bhalla
Favourite ActorSylvester Stallone
Favourite Film(s)Bollywood- Kahaani, Vicky Donor, Paan Singh Tomar
Hollywood- Rambo series
Favourite SingerJagjit Singh
Favourite Song"Woh Kagaz Ki Kashti" by Jagjit Singh
Favourite DestinationUnited Kingdom
Style Quotient
Car CollectionBMW Gran Turismo
Money Factor
Salary (as in 2018)₹2.8 crore (IPL 11)
Net Worth (approx.)₹100 crore

Gautam Gambhir

Some Lesser Known Facts About Gautam Gambhir

  • Does Gautam Gambhir smoke?: No
  • Does Gautam Gambhir drink alcohol?: No
  • Gautam was born into an upper-middle-class family with a Punjabi background.
  • He was just 18 days old when his maternal grandparents, Sat Pal Gulati and Asha Pal Gulati, adopted him from his parents, after which he spent his childhood in Karol Bagh, Delhi. Gautam Gambhir's maternal grandparents
  • He started playing cricket at the age of 10, and was part of his school’s team.
  • In 2000, he enrolled himself at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru. Gautam Gambhir - National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru
  • Cricketer Rajat Bhatia is his school friend, who was also the cricket team captain at his school. Gautam Gambhir in younger days
  • If he wasn’t a cricketer, he would have been a soldier.
  • The opening pair of Gambhir and his friend cum teammate Virender Sehwag is counted amongst the most successful batting pair as they had scored their runs at more than 4.5 runs per over.
  • His favourite knock was against New Zealand in 2009 at Napier, where he scored 137 runs, in 643 minutes, in the 2nd innings, that helped India save the match.

  • He was India’s top scorer in the 2007 ICC World Twenty20, with 227 runs, including the 75 runs knock in the finals against Pakistan.
  • He played a pivotal role in the 2011 World Cup as he scored 97 runs against Sri Lanka in the World Cup finals.
  • Under his captaincy, India had won 6 out of 6 matches.
  • Kolkata Knight Riders won IPL Champions in 2012 and 2014, when Gautam was their skipper.
  • He had a hair transplant in 2014. Gautam Gambhir before and after hair transplant
  • In 2017, he founded ‘The Gautam Gambhir Foundation’, which carries out many philanthropic activities, such as feeding poor people, carrying out the educational expenses of the children of martyred soldiers. Gautam Gambhir - Gautam Gambhir Foundation
  • Many people were shocked when Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) didn’t retain him in the 2018 IPL auction, after which Delhi Daredevils bought him. Later, it was revealed that before the auction, he requested the KKR management not to bid for him in the auction as he wanted to leave KKR for a different challenge.
  • In the midway of IPL 11 in 2018, Shreyas Iyer replaced him as the skipper of ‘Delhi Daredevils’ after he stepped down due to his poor batting performance in the initial matches that led to series of loses for the team. Gautam Gambhir and Shreyas Iyer - Delhi Daredevils
  • He is a Teetotaller.
  • He is superstitious as he keeps his pads on till the end of every match.
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