Former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir was honoured with the Padma Shri by President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday. The left-handed batsman shared the news with his fans on Twitter with a photo of him and his wife Natasha. He posted a hilarious caption with the picture which read, “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.” Have a look at the photo below.
Gautam Gambhir, who retired from all forms of cricket in December 2018, has been regarded as a legendary cricketer for his two crucial knocks during India’s victory in T20 World Cup 2007 and ODI World Cup 2011.
In 2007, Gambhir played an innings of 75 runs off 54 deliveries as India defeated Pakistan to clinch first edition of T20 World Cup. In 2011 World Cup, Gambhir was the highest scorer with 97 runs in the final against Sri Lanka and his knock was significant for India after losing both openers cheaply while chasing.
Gambhir has played 58 Tests and 157 ODIs for India, scoring 4154 and 5238 runs respectively. As a captain of Kolkata Knight Riders, he led his team to lift two IPL tittles in 2012 and 2014.