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Gautam Gambhir’s Touching Tribute To Beloved Pet Dog: ‘Farewell My Dear’

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Former India cricketer Gautam Gambhir (left) with his wife Natasha Jain. | Photo: X/@GautamGambhir (Representaional)

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Gautam Gambhir sent a heartfelt post on Saturday, sharing a touching tribute to his pet dog. Gambhir, apart from his association with cricket, is known for his love for pet dogs. He has posted video clips and pictures of him and his family playing and having good times with his dogs in.

With his latest Instagram post, he bid farewell to one of his dogs, indicating the demise of his beloved pet. With a picture of him and his furry companion, he posted with the caption, “Coming back home will never be the same! Farewell my dear 💔💔.”

Gambhir retired from all forms of cricket in October 2018 during a quarterfinal game in the Vijay Hazare Trophy. He has been active with legend’s leagues, broadcasting and discharging his duties as a Member of Parliament. He has also started a philanthropic initiative with the Gautam Gambhir Foundation (GGF) based in Delhi. The foundation aims to feed the hungry and reach out to as many children of martyrs as possible to support them with educational and other needs.

Gambhir is regarded as one of Indian cricket’s most valuable servants with his contributions to the Men in Blue. He scored played 58 Test matches, 147 ODIs and 37 T20Is during 2003-2016. He amassed 10,324 runs at an average of 38.95 with 20 centuries and 63 half-centuries.

Gambhir’s most notable contributions came in the finals of the 2007 T20 World Cup final and the 2011 ODI World Cup final. In 2007, the left-handed batter top-scored with a knock of 75 off 54 with 8 fours and 2 sixes. India went on to win the game by 5 runs against their arch-rivals Pakistan.

In the 2011 World Cup final, Gambhir played a crucial knock of 97 off 122 to take India out of their misery after losing two early wickets. India successfully chased down 275 with 10 balls to spare. The 42-year-old will be forever remembered by the cricketing fraternity for his heroics on these two nights.

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