Gautam Gambhir, who announced his global retirement on Tuesday, received good wishes from off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin.
Gambhir was one of India's underachievers although he was part of the glory moments of his time - he had a significant hand in India's 2007 World Twenty20 triumph in South Africa, the 2008 CB Series win in Australia and the 2011World Cup victory in Mumbai.
"After more than 15 years of cricket for my country I want to retire from playing this attractive game".
Gambhir scored 4,154 Test runs, including 11 centuries, at an average of 41.95 between 2004 and 2016, and was named ICC Test Player of the Year in 2009.
Having debuted in 2003, he ends his career with 58 Tests, 147 ODIs and 37 T20Is, compiling more than 10,000 runs in all forms of the game at the global level. This comes as a shocking news for everyone as the Delhi cricketer was keen on playing in the Indian Premier League (IPL) for his home franchise.
However, Delhi would have ideally liked the veteran left-hander to at least complete the season but having understood that a good IPL deal is a long shot, Gambhir did what any player who has played a bit of global cricket would do - retire with minimum fuss. It said the same: 'IT IS OVER GAUTI'. "Then again when I had a terrible tour to England the same year". It is all coming to an end from where it started at Feroz Shah Kotla.
"I think someone up there was writing my script but looks like now he has run out of his ink!" Even in the final of the World T20I, he had top-scored for India.The southpaw had scored 75 as India beat Pakistan to lift their first and only World T20I title till date.
He refused to call his worldwide career, which began in 2003 with an ODI against Bangladesh, completely satisfactory but certainly the kind he would look back at fondly. His 97 helped the Indian side chase down Sri Lanka's target of 275 in the 2011 WC finals against Sri Lanka in Mumbai.
In the video, Gambhir thanked his coaches, teammates and family members for standing by him.