‘I get fired everyday at home’- Gautam Gambhir after receiving the Padma Shri Honour

The experienced campaigner was undoubtedly happy after getting the award.

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Gautam Gambhir. (Photo Source: Twitter)

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16 March 2019 turned out to be memorable for Gautam Gambhir, the former Indian cricketer. The 37-year-old was conferred with the prestigious Padma Shri Award. The veteran was awarded the same by President Ram Nath Kovind at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Saturday. He was among the eight sportspersons to be given the Padma Shri in 2019.

After receiving the award, Gambhir expressed his delight and expressed his gratitude to both his followers as well as critics that have helped him grow in his career and scale greater heights. In the meantime, the Delhi-born player also posted a heartfelt picture with his wife Natasha Gambhir to whom he has been married ever since October 28, 2011.

The duo also has two daughters in Anaiza and Aazeen and Gautam often has been seen posting about his loved ones on the social media platforms. The experienced campaigner was undoubtedly happy. Moreover, he funnily mentioned that he wasn’t worried about the cannon behind him in the picture. The same is for the reason that he gets fired at home every day.

Gautam took to the microblogging site and wrote, “Back to reality with a LOUD thuddddddd!!!! Padmashri with his Sri Sri Srimati @natashagambhir2 Don’t worry about the तोप in the background, I get fired everyday at home #PADMASHRIGAUTAMGAMBHIR #PadmaShriAward #Padmashree,”

Here is Gambhir’s tweet

Gambhir’s career in brief

Gambhir made his international debut against Bangladesh a few days after the conclusion of the 2003 World Cup in the African continent. Thereafter, he didn’t look back and cemented his place in the Indian national team in all the three formats. He also went on to play a couple of important knocks in the finals of the 2007 T20 World Cup in Johannesburg and the 2011 World Cup in Mumbai.

However, gradually he lost his place in the side. He made his comeback in 2016 after sitting on the benches for quite a while. Last year in December, he announced his retirement from competitive cricket. His last competitive match came against Andhra in the 2018-19 edition of the Ranji Trophy. He bowed out with his head held high courtesy of a century in the first innings of that game.

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