New Delhi: Indian opener Gautam Gambhir, who made a Test comeback after two years, made the best of the opportunity with a commendable 50-run knock in the second innings of the third match against New Zealand.
While Cheteshwar Pujara was India's highest run-scorer in the second innings with a belligerent century, it was Gambhir's knock which set the momentum for the Indian team on Day 4.
After being retired hurt on Day 3, the Delhi batsman came to the crease after the dismissal of Murali Vijay. Everybody was surprised to see him walk into the ground.
Resuming his innings at six runs, Gambhir turned the pages back for his fans and took them to the period where he was a vital cog in the Indian team.
Gambhir completed his fifty off just 54 balls before being dismissed by Jeetan Patel. It was an impressive innings from the left-hander, who also stitched a quick 76-run stand for the second wicket with Pujara. Gambhir also scored 29 runs in the first innings before being trapped in front of the wicket by Trent Boult.
The stalwarts of the game, along with his staunchest supporters, hailed Gambhir's Test comeback.
Gambhir took to Twitter on Wednesday to thank everybody who wanted him to do well on his comeback.
Often in life, you have moments when you are made to feel the world is rooting for you. Thank you for your love and support. Humbled.
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) October 12, 2016
After winning the three-match series 3-0, India will now take on New Zealand in a five-match ODI series.
The first match is scheduled to be played at Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharmasala on October 16.