Former India batsman Gautam Gambhir has been an unsung hero for several matches including the high profile 2011 world cup final where he managed to hold the team together after they lost Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar early in the chase of 275 runs at Wankhede stadium. The Delhi lad recently retired from all forms of cricket in December and went onto score a century in his last Ranji game at Feroz Shah Kotla stadium in Delhi.
Allthough, Gambhir achieved many things in the world of cricket but the gentlemen game still does not remain his first love. The 37-years-old who was part of India’s 2011 world cup and 2007 World T20 squad said that “army” was his first love and he regrets that he could not serve the armed force of the country.
“It was pure destiny and had I not played Ranji Trophy in 12th (standard), I would have definitely gone into the NDA because that was my first love and it still remains my first love. In fact, my only regret in life is that I couldn’t join the army,” said Gambhir at the launch of ‘It’s Easy To Be You’, authored by Radhika Kawlra Singh.
Gambhir’s public statement often describe his love and dedication for the army. He allready takes care of the children’s of martyred soldiers. Gambhir has also explained that his foundation is set to be expanded in the coming future which is sponsoring 50 children’s at the present.