Like in the previous year, Gautam Gambhir played no international matches within the period under review. He did make a couple of appearances in October against New Zealand and England, but was subsequently dropped from the team. He does, however, continue to captain the Kolkata Knight Riders at the IPL. The franchise had paid a record $2.5 million for him in 2011. Gambhir scored an impressive 501 runs in 15 matches in this IPL season.
Fast Fact: Gambhir was adopted by his grandparents when he was 18 days old.