Royal stag announced Gautam Gambhir as the new brand ambassador

By Team YS|29th Dec 2009
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Seagram’s Royal Stag Mega Cricket Signs on Gautam Gambhir as Brand Ambassador

New Delhi, December 29 2009 Adding to their already impressive roster of global cricketing icons, such as Ricky Ponting, M S Dhoni, Yuvraj Singh and Harbhajan Singh, Seagram’s Royal Stag Mega Cricket announced that they have signed on Gautam Gambhir as Brand Ambassador, at a Press Conference in Delhi today.

Speaking about the association with Gautam Gambhir, Bikram Basu, Vice President-Marketing Pernod Ricard India said, Gautam Gambhir represents Seagram’s Royal Stag’s philosophy to dream big and Make it Large! Gautam’s journey from debut to date, has been inspirational, where now, he is unanimously acknowledged as one of the greats of the game across all formats”.

Speaking at the announcement, Harish Krishnamachar, Vice President, World Sport Group India who manages Gautam said, "Working with the 'Seagram’s Royal Stag Mega Cricket' brand is symbolic of a cricketer having made it large! For Gautam and us at World Sport Group, it is a privilege to work with Team Royal Stag”.

"I am delighted to be part of the Royal Stag line-up that includes my team mates Dhoni, Yuvraj and Harbhajan. “ said Gautam Gambhir on the association.

About Gautam Gambhir

“Gautam Gambhir has been India’s answer to opening batsmen woes after the legend” - Sunil Gavaskar, especially in the longest form of the game.

Gautam Gambhir is an Indian opening batsman. He has been a member of the Indian national cricket team since 2003 (ODIs) and 2004 (Tests). Gambhir had been a prolific run-scorer in domestic cricket with an average of over 50 but his two successive double-hundreds in 2002 (one of them against the visiting Zimbabweans) made him a strong contender for India's opening slot. He became only the fourth Indian batsman to score a double century in a tour game at home; the previous three being Sunil Gavaskar, Dilip Vengsarkar and Sachin Tendulkar.

Starting with the 2007-2008 season Gautam has used the success he found in the limited overs version of the game and transferred that to the Test arena. In July 2009, for a period of ten days he was the number one ranked batsman in ICC Test rankings.

The successes have been both home and away. His feats in the recent past have culminated in his being awarded the Arjuna Award in 2009 and most recently the International Cricket Council Award and the CEAT Award. He is the only Indian batsman to score more than 300 runs in four consecutive Test series.

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