This year, Gambhir played just twice for India. In the final two Test matches in England, he recorded paltry scores of 4, 18, 0 and 3 as India surrendered without even a whimper. However, IPL came to the rescue of the cricketer and he had a strong season for the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), leading his team to their second title. KKR also reached the finals of the Champions League T20 where, despite a valiant 80 off 52 balls by Gambhir in the final, they lost to the Chennai Super Kings.
Fast Fact: He was adopted by his grandparents 18 days after he was born.