Gautam Gambhir, who has played 147 ODIs for India, and scored 5,238 runs with 11 hundred and 34 fifties to his name is regarded as one of the best limited-overs cricketer India. Also, he played 37 T20Is, and he was an integral part of team India in the T20I World Cup win back in 2007.
But out-of-favour Pakistan fast bowler Muhammad Irfan gave a bold statement and said that he ended Gautam Gambhir’s remarkable white-ball career.
In a recent interview, Irfan said, “When I played against India, they were not comfortable batting against me. Some of them told me in the 2012 series in India that they couldn’t sight my ball properly because of my height and also didn’t read my pace.” Irfan told the ‘Samaa’ channel.
Irfan further added, “He (Gambhir) didn’t like to face me in match or when both teams had nets, I always felt he avoided eye to eye contact with me. I remember I got out him four times in the 2012 limited over series and he was unnerved against me.”
Gambhir, who played his last T20 for India against Pakistan at Ahmedabad in that series also appeared in just one more ODI series against England and after that he was never selected in white-ball format by India again. Upon being asked whether he believes he ended Gambhir’s white-ball career, Irfan replied: “I believe I ended his career. He did not play many more matches after that series.”