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Irfan Pathan, Gautam Gambhir, Indian Cricket Team, Cricket”

Former India batsman and World Cup victor Gautam Gambhir has announced his retirement. His rich vein of form in 2008 and 2009 meant he also earned the ICC Test Player of the Year award for 2009.

The left-handed opener won both the World T20 in 2007 and the World Cup in 2011, top-scoring in both finals, during a 12-year worldwide career between 2004 and 2016.

In the heartfelt video, Gambhir said: "After more than 15 years of playing for my country, I want to retire from this attractive game".

In 2009, Gambhir was ranked No.1 in the ICC Test Rankings for batsmen.

The left-handed opener played in 58 Tests between 2004 and 2016, scoring 4154 runs at an average of 41.95, with the help of nine hundreds and 22 fifties. He said the Ranji Trophy game against Andhra starting Thursday will be his last competitive match.

The 37-year-old announced his decision on social media, saying the last edition of Indian Premier League, during which he struggled for runs and gave up captaincy six games into the season, was the last straw. During his IPL journey, he also captained teams like the Kolkata Knight Riders and the Delhi Daredevils. "I was searching for my confidence, in that deep dark pit but I could only lay my hands on the same sharp disturbing noise, it said the same- it is over Gauti", he added. Again, when I had a awful tour to England the same year. "It is coming to an end where it all started at the Feroz Shah Kotla ground", Gambhir said in the more than 11-minute long video post.

Gambhir said that the thought had been with him for quite a long time now and he has finally made a decision to act on it. "It said the same: "It is over Gauti", he said.

"Someone up there was writing my script but now it looks like he has run out of ink", he said. Even in the final of the World T20I, he had top-scored for India.The southpaw had scored 75 as India beat Pakistan to lift their first and only World T20I title till date. Meanwhile, Gambhir made his debut in 2003, in an ODI, against Bangladesh in Dhaka.

Gautam Gambhir hit 97 in the finals of the World Cup 2011.

In the video, Gambhir thanked his coaches, teammates and family members for standing by him.

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