One of the finest openers to ever play for Team India, Gautam Gambhir turned 41 today i.e. October 14.
Gautam Gambhir announced his retirement from all types of professional cricket in December 2018. The cricketer-turned-politician was instrumental in team India’s World Cup victories in 2007 and 2011. Gambhir was seen as the mentor for Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) in the 2022 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Gambir scored 5238 runs in 147 One-Day Internationals. In the same format, he has 11 tons and 34 half-centuries to his name. In Test cricket, he scored 4154 runs at an average of 41.95. Gambhir has nine centuries and 22 half-centuries as well in the longest format of the game. He represented India 37 times in T20Is too. While his numbers might not indicate how huge his contributions were, Gambhir is still regarded as one of the greats because of his match-winning knocks in both the WC final matches.
Gautam Gambhir was also awarded the Padma Shri in 2019. Over the years, the former Indian cricketer has also done well in the commercial field, which has shaped his brand value. Let’s look at the former Indian cricketer’s endorsements, investments, net worth, and charitable contributions:
Gambhir was named the brand ambassador for CricPlay, a fantasy gaming platform, and Pinnacle Speciality Vehicles (PSV).
Along with this, he was recently appointed as Redcliffe Labs‘ brand ambassador.
Gautam Gambhir’s net worth is estimated to be around INR 150 crore.
Gambhir’s main residence is in Rajinder Nagar and is worth INR 15 crore. Nevertheless, there is a second Gautam Gambhir house in Delhi that he uses for public meetings as a Member of Parliament.
Gautam Gambhir is a big fan of motor racing. His collection includes a Maruti Suzuki SX4 (INR 8 lakh), a Toyota Corolla (INR 20 lakh), and a customised Mahindra Bolero Stinger (INR 9 lakh). Gautam also owns luxury vehicles such as an Audi Q5 (INR 52 lakh) and a BMW 530D. (INR 67 lakh). Gautam Gambhir also possesses a KTM bike.
Gautam Gambhir is an active investor who has invested heavily in both public and private companies. He has invested INR 10 lakh in HDFC Equity Funds and INR 2.5 crore in the Kotak Mahindra Group throughout seven different categories. Gautam Gambhir has also made an investment of INR 2.21 crore in ICICI Prudential Funds across three different categories.
Gautam Gambhir is an established philanthropist who has done numerous charity works in the past. He founded the Gautam Gambhir Foundation, which cares for the young kids of India’s martyred soldiers. In addition, his foundation established a Free Community Kitchen in Delhi to provide free food to all.
Gautam Gambhir is also looking after the children of the 25 CRPF soldiers who were martyred in Chhattisgarh in 2017. He has also stated that he will donate his eyes after his death.