Gautam Gambhir wants to be cricketer in next birth as well but with a rider

Gambhir in his retired life will miss the camaraderie of the Indian dressing room.

Gautam Gambhir
Gautam Gambhir. (Photo Source: Twitter)

One of the finest practitioners with the bat, southpaw Gautam Gambhir decided to hang up his boots from all forms of cricket on Tuesday and he made a long and emotional statement about his bidding adieu to the sport. Always a gritty performer, the Delhi cricketer was out of the national side since December 2016 when he played England in a Test, his final international game.

He also failed to produce the same spark in the T20s of late though he was scoring well in the first-class games. The 37-year-old cricketer’s exit from the cricketing arena certainly marks a sad moment for his fans. However, Gambhir expressed his desire to keep on playing cricket in his next birth too amid all the wet eyes and pouring sentiments.


A veteran of 58 Tests, 147 ODIs and 37 T20Is, Gauti scored over 10,000 international runs and 20 tons, he was a key contributor in two world championship finals in 2007 and 2011 by scoring the most runs for his side and help it win on both occasions. The former cricketer posted another tweet to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in which he expressed his desire to be a cricketer in the next birth too, but with a rider.

Will miss camaraderie of the Indian dressing room

In his video tweet, Gambhir said he would like to open both the bowling and batting for India in his next birth, something which indicates his desire to be a successful all-rounder. He said he would like to have a rerun of this life in his next birth too but with a few more wins for India (he wants to take rebirth in India as well), pick up a few more hundreds and also a few five-wicket hauls.

He said he would miss the camaraderie of the Indian dressing room. “It was a wonderful place to be in,” he said. For those who didn’t know, Gambhir has seven wickets in first-class cricket and one in List-A cricket. He also has bowled three overs in international cricket in his career though did not get any reward.

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