Not the one to mince words, Gambhir posted a message for his wife and the other thanking both his critics and well-wishers. However, Gambhir took a subtle dig at his detractors saying that one day he will elaborate on the role played by those people in his life. Gautam Gambhir and football star Sunil Chhetri were among the eight sportspersons conferred with the Padma Shri Award in 2019. Gautam Gambhir announced his retirement from all forms of cricket in December 2018. In a Test career spanning 12 years, Gambhir scored 4,119 runs at an average of 42.
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