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Top 5 knocks played by Gautam Gambhir

Sportskeeda 2018-12-05 00:48:37
Gautam Gambhir

You can't help but shed a tear when something like this happens.

Not every player gets the hero's send-off. Then again, not every player vies for it. But if there was one guy who deserved it, it has to be Gautam Gambhir.

We had all seen the signs. Sitting out of the Delhi Daredevils matches in IPL, vacating the captaincy role; some things had changed. Maybe the body had started wearing out, maybe the fire had started diminishing.

Whatever it was, Gambhir did great service to his team and country whenever he stepped out to play.

A gritty, hard-working individual who was born to be a fighter, Gambhir has left an indelible mark in the history of Indian cricket.

His legacy will never be forgotten, and on the day he bids farewell, we take a look at his top 5 knocks in international cricket.

#1 75 vs Pakistan in the 2007 World T20 final, South Africa

If it wasn't for those 75 runs in the final, India was never going to post a competitive total

Let's state some facts about this match.

- India's Total Score: 157 runs

- Gambhir's score: 75 runs

- Next highest score in the complete match: Misbah Ul Haq, 43 runs

If you go back and watch the highlights of the final, then you can clearly see that there was only one batsman who seemed to have the measure of the bowling on that day.

Robin Uthappa had failed. Yuvraj Singh, the star of the tournament, couldn't get going. MS Dhoni was castled by Umar Gul.

Even in the Pakistani contingent, almost every batsman barring Misbah Ul Haq failed to register anything of substance in the match. If it wasn't for those 75 runs, India would have probably never been able to choke Pakistan the way they did.