Gautam Gambhir was on Friday named a Government nominee in the managing committee of the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA), currently being administered High Court-appointed by Justice (Retd.) Vikramajit Sen.

The 36-year-old Gambhir made the news public by thanking Union Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore for the move that will see him getting involved in cricket administration once he decides to call it a day as an active cricketer.

"Had the honour of adjusting fields at Ferozeshah Kotla. Time to adjust ‘corridors’ at DDCA to help restore its glory days. Honoured to be Government Nominee on DDCA Managing Committee," the former India opener tweeted.

Gambhir, who has played 58 Tests, 147 ODIs and 37 T20 Internationals, had led Delhi to its last Ranji Trophy title triumph in 2008. He was also the top scorer for India in the finals of the 2007 T20 World Cup and the 2011 World Cup.