Gautam Gambhir

Question: Which of the following cricketer was the top-scorer for India in the 2011 World Cup finals?
(a)Yuvraj Singh
(b)Gautam Gambhir
(c)Virat Kohli
(d)MS Dhoni
Answer: (b)
Related facts:

  • On 4 December 2018 former India opener Gautam Gambhir announced his retirement from all forms of cricket.
  • Gambhir has scored 5,238 runs in 147 one-day with an average of 39.68 and 11 centuries. Gambhir scored 4,412 runs with an average of 41.95 in 58 Test matches including 9 centuries.
  • In 2009, he was ranked as the No.1 batsman in Test cricket in the ICC’s rankings, two years after he was ranked No.1 as T20 batsman. In One Day Internationals (ODIs), Gambhir achieved his career-best 8th ranking.
  • In 2011 World Cup Final, Gautam Gambhir top scored match winning 97 runs against Sri Lanka. He was also main run getter in the first Twenty-20 World Cup Tournament, which India won in 2007 at South Africa.

Links:
https://www.hindustantimes.com/cricket/gautam-gambhir-announces-retirement-from-cricket/story-C3nf4AwEm97LLM6UtsR5mI.html
https://www.cricbuzz.com/live-cricket-scorecard/2215/ind-vs-sl-final-icc-world-cup-2011

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