Gautam Gambhir, Partnerships with Virender Sehwag

I wasn’t regular enough to post but Could I miss a day like this when Sehwag, the best friend of Gambhir has broken all records by becoming the highest scoring batsman in a ODI by scoring 219 against West Indies in 4th One Day Match breaking the record previously held by Sachin Tendulkar.

If someone talks about Cricket and Friendships, one must be thinking about the mighty Sehwag and the eccentric Gambhir and their friendship. The duo has been playing together for a decade now, not only for Indian National team but for Delhi as well. They share quite a chemistry as everyone is aware of. Noone can ever forget the opening partnerships involving the two, which is considered to be one of the biggest strength for the Team.

Let’s Talk about Statistics :-

  1. They have scored 6 hundreds with the highest of 201 and a total of 2085 for India together.
  2. 11th position for the highest runs made by a duo in Test Cricket with 3854 in mere 70 Innings
  3. 6th Position for Highest Opening Partnership Runs with the highest average among the Top 6
  4. 10 Hundreds made together in Test Cricket
  5. They have scored 23 Fifties in Test Cricket which is the 4th Highest ever
  6. 9th in the list of Highest Partnership Runs in t20 Matches
  7. 4th for the Highest Opening Partnership Runs in t20 Matches

And Now is the turn for the Photographs to say it all

I really don’t think that anyone can ever say more than what these pictures depict, I always feel so special to see how these two guys gel up, And I always feel too proud to see that our Gambhir is in such good Hands.

They Surely are Jai Veeru of Indian Cricket and will continue to be a model for all the friends all over the world.

Congrats Sehwag for your Acievements and Congrats Gambhir for your Friend’s

Let’s just Wish you two remain like this forever……

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Gautam Gambhir, hurt in England

As we all know – The time after IPL has never been gentle to the Indian Opener, Gautam Gambhir – He has to face injury again and agaian and that too on field which shows he has been so much dedicated to his work that he can just put everything and most importantly his health on stake just for the sake of being on the field.

After the much awaited return of the showman, He did play quite amazing as compared to other players in the First test against England but he added an Injury to his list which made him rested for the 2nd Test Match against England leaving all the nation heartbroken once again as it surely adds glamour to the game when he is on the field as his aggression and determination always keeps us optimistic about the game.

Injured in First Test

He still played the Third Test despite of all the misery he was in and he yet again was hit on the elbow, which shows the way destiny is playing with this great cricketer and testing his patience, but to the surprise of everyone – He still continued playing.

Gautam playing even when injured

Gautam Gambhir Injured in Third Test

He did return for the final Test match between India and England but got hit by the ball during a brilliant effort of catching it which was like extraordinary but unfortunate as it led to a groin injury and became the fourth and the worst injury of all. He had to rest for the Twenty-20 Match and the upcoming 5 day ODI series against England.

Gautam getting injured while catching

Gautam Gambhir Devastated in Fourth Test

And It shows clearly that a missing link is so vital for this World Champion Team such that his absence has led in the biggest loss for Team India and still people believe that Dhoni would have been given that MOTM – the way he is playing without any sort of injury is so so ravishing and injust to other players escpecially Gambhir, I hope he returns with a bang and as the Captain of the Indian National Cricket Team.

Gambhir played despite of all the injuries in the fourth test and did very well for India

 

Let’s Now take A look at what the mighty player had to say As told to ESPN  :-

Recuperating from a concussion that ruled him out of the ongoing ODI series against England, Indian opener Gautam Gambhir said he was struggling massively with a blurred vision and would have let the team down by staying back on what has become a disaster of a tour. Gambhir is recovering from the effects of an awkward tumble he took during The Oval Test. The opener’s vision was left blurred due to the concussion forcing him out of the ongoing ODIs.

He has been advised rest for 10 days.

The doctors said if you are still dizzy and puking, these are clear symptoms of concussion,” Gambhir told ‘ESPNcricinfo’.

If I looked down, I felt like puking. If I tried to focus on one object, that made me feel dizzy. The vision remained blurry,” he explained.

Before this, Gambhir had hurt his elbow which forced him to sit out of the third Test, a decision that drew flak from some quarters with some former players suggesting that he could have played through pain and helped India’s cause. The team was whitewashed 0-4 in the Tests.

Look, you are not just blocking, which is what was required at Lord’s. This was a new Test. It was not just about time, you had to score runs, you had to field, you had to last five days,” Gambhir explained.

The pain in the elbow was massive. It might be easy for an outsider to say that it is not broken and he can play, but the pain was too much. I experienced it during the nets and the throwdowns before the match.

And an elbow injury is different from a hand injury, which was the case in Cape Town. You can bat with a swollen hand, but it is very difficult to bat with a painful elbow,” he added.

You can’t even get down to thinking of the performance when you have batted through injury three out of the six innings,” he retorted.

Gambhir said playing with the concussion after that would have jeopardised the team’s chances even more.

If your vision is blurry, if you can’t focus on one object, if you can’t judge the pace of the ball or its trajectory, not only are you putting yourself at risk, you are also letting your team and your country down,” Gambhir said.

During the (Oval) Test I did what I had to do. There was no choice but to bat, but after that, even when taking throwdowns, I struggled with the vision.

 

Moreover Wasim Akram, Bowling Coach of Kolkata Knight Riders Sympathized with the player by saying that :-

” India are certainly going to miss Gambhir in the ODIs. He has performed really well in the last two years. His injury (blurred eyesight after a head injury) makes matters worse for India who are already playing without Virender Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh and Zaheer Khan. Gautam has been a bit unfortunate on this tour. He injured his elbow in the first Test at the Lord’s and before he could completely recover, this injury came his way. You can’t do much about injuries. “

Now What we can do is hope for the opener to get fit and fine as soon as possible and return to the field as a true spartan so that he just astonishes everyone out there who say that he is not capable. Moreover, If he feels like he should play in Champions League and represent Kolkata in it. It would fun to watch him play. But only if he feels healthy. More update on this in next post, Till then, Get Well Soon Gautam…

 

Gautam Gambhir, Post Injury

Most of us were excited to watch Gautam Gambhir play after his recovery from the injury post-IPL, We did see him and he did play but not like the usual Gautam Gambhir plays, He was down on aggression, but he tried and tried hard but was unfortunate enough to add an injury to his report.

After he missed the Tour of West Indies, fans were all going crazy to watch him knock the ball here and there against English team, He came when our hopes were high, We all forgot that he was still recovering from that injury and were expecting much from him. Believe me we shouldn’t have, we should have given him his time and his space, to recover to come in full form, to play like gautam does, Still he came, he played a brave innings of 15 runs which wasn’t expected at all from the opener but still I won’t complain a bit because I know who he is and what talent does he possess and I have full faith in him and expect you to have that as well.

Meanwhile, He injured himself and that was something too miserable and totally out of the blue as if he didn’t have any problems of his own already, That was something which shouldn’t have happened.

Nasser Hussain rightly said about Gautam Gambhir : ” Gautam Gambhir: An impressive guy and a tough batsman in the new Indian mould. When India lost two quick wickets in the World Cup final, Gambhir was the bloke who came in and steadied the ship. He’s not an old-style Indian bully, scoring easy runs on flat tracks. He loves the competition and I know Duncan Fletcher’s very impressed with him… ”

Siddharth Ravindran mentioned it as well by quoting ” What will make it worse is if Gautam Gambhir, who is still recovering from a blow to the elbow he took in the first Test, joins the injury list. While India at least have a couple of back-up quick bowlers to choose from to replace Zaheer, Gambhir’s absence could end up upsetting the batting configuration. One of three makeshift openers will have to be employed – Yuvraj Singh, Rahul Dravid or Wriddhiman Saha – and the experienced middle order, India’s biggest strength, could be exposed early to the swinging ball. “

But still, We are hopeful that after his innings, rather Disappointing innings of First test and his injury-led-miss from second, He will return with Sehwag into the big picture and will surely create a big bang……….

So just let’s cheer him up, And hope for the best….

Gautam Gambhir, not getting the Credit he deserves….

I have always heard that health, wealth and fame are the most important variables in an equation to judge the character of a person, and you can always gain these three just by walking on the right path with right attitude and some moral principles. Let us first discuss the rights and wrongs of a great person, one of the best sports persons of the country, Gautam Gambhir

As we all know that he ( Gautam Gambhir ) is extremely determined and hard-working, gentle and aggressive, calm and fiery, talented and brilliantly executed, nice and naughty, sweet and spicy, shy and decent, all at the same time and most importantly, a true patriot and one of the best citizens of country. The only question that now arises is that is he a good cricketer, Let’s look at his achievements as a cricketer

Does anyone here has any doubt for the cricketer’s abilities and if he does have any, then he needs to have a reality check and he surely needs to read the following accomplishments and then decide how Good he is…..

Can you ever forget his breakthrough performance in the 2007 Twenty-20 Cricket World Cup in which he was the highest scorer from Indian team and the highest scorer in the last match which brought us the inaugural cup, and still he Didn’t get any appreciation in any extra-ordinary forms whatsoever – Did the newspapers  slept the whole night as they have forgotten this while blaming him for his injury. The mind-blowing innings of 75 that the presenters forgot to acknowledge – A Pity…

Gautam's 75 off 54 Balls in the 2007 World Cup Final

Now if this was not enough, How can one forget his performance as Delhi’s captain in the Ranji trophy and his brilliancy as a captain to have brought home the title of the winners in this most important domestic tournament only after a gap of nearly two decades ( 16 years ) and only under the Gautam Gambhir

After all, this may seem very less, But don’t worry, I have something great in kitty as well and that’s being named the test player of the year by ICC and that may not be as easy as pie but is one of the biggest and proudest moment of one’s life and that is the answer to all those who doesn’t count him as one of the greats…

Gautam Gambhir after hitting one of the various centuries of his life...

When named ICC Test Player of the year

Now if that may have been taken easily, here’s this fact that he was the highest scorer of the 2011 World Cup finals and the Fourth highest Indian scorer of the tournament and his knock was the crucial knock that brought India, its second world cup after the 1983 Victory just to get forgotten just because no-one actually could have been so humble to have acknowledged him as well with some award or a special recognition . I mean was Dhoni’s knock of 90 more special in any ways than Gautam’s 97 and if not, then why was he made to share the MOTM award ????

And now is the real question that always arises is that why this man has not ever received the fame factor as much as some others who deserve a little less somewhere down the line, Why has he always been behind in all the pictures, Why was he never seen sharing the limelight, He’s shy but Why does the media fraternity forget to appreciate him rather than point him for some undone mistakes, Why has he not yet received a position in top favorites of a large amount of Cricket-loving people even after having shown his performances in all the three formats of the game and at every platform  ……….

If you feel this, Please comment……..