Former Indian cricketer, Gautam Gambhir turned 39, on Wednesday. Several Cricketers and fans took to Twitter to wish him on the special occasion. However, India’s new pace sensation Navdeep Saini’s special birthday message for Gambhir has left everyone in awe.
Navdeep Saini took to twitter to wish Gambhir on his 39th birthday. In his Tweet, he thanked Gautam Gambhir for instilling belief in him and helping him realize his dream.
“On this day I want to acknowledge some1 who believes in me the most, my dear mentor! You always kept ur faith in me. You stood by me & always cheered me up & even when I wanted to give up on myself, u didn’t. It was ur belief in me that made me who I am today. Happy B’day bhaiya” Navdeep Saini wrote in his Tweet.
On this day I want to acknowledge some1 who believes in me the most, my dear mentor!
You always kept ur faith in me. You stood by me & always cheered me up & even when I wanted to give up on myself, u didn’t. It was ur belief in me that made me who I am today. Happy B’day bhaiya pic.twitter.com/CAREFb0UBK
— Navdeep Saini (@navdeepsaini96) October 14, 2020
For those of you know who don’t know, Gautam Gambhir played a big role in helping Navdeep Saini reach where he is today. It was Gambhir who fought all odds to include Saini in the Delhi Cricket Team.
It all began when Navdeep Saini got a chance to bowl in the nets to Gautam Gambhir during Delhi Ranji Team’s net session. Until then, Saini had only played with Tennis ball cricket. However, noticing his talent, Gambhir motivated Saini to take up the red-ball and also fought with DDCA to include the tall fast bowler in the Delhi Cricket Team. And, the rest is history.
Gautam Gambhir is hailed as one of the finest openers India has ever produced in white-ball cricket. He is best known for his match-winning knocks in the finals of 2007 T20 World Cup and 2011 World Cup. Those special knocks helped India clinch the World Cup title on both the occasions.
Gautam Gambhir has enjoyed a stellar international cricket career. He has represented India in 58 Tests, 147 ODIs and 37 T20s, scoring 4154, 5238 and 932 runs respectively. Gambhir has hit 20 centuries and 56 half-centuries during his international career.