That dive in a match winning knock of 97 is still in my memory. To me, that was the turning point of the match. Gambhir is known for his poor running between the wickets and has been responsible for running out many batsmen while running with them.
In the finals, he gave it all. Ultimately he fell for a brash shot and finally Dhoni took the honors for guiding the team across the finish line.
In that match, when Mallinga dismissed both Sachin and Viru cheaply, Gauti stood his ground and guided both Kohli and the Dhoni during his stay at the crease. The spin trio of Dilshan, Murali and Randiv were handled brilliantly by him, which helped Dhoni and Yuvi to have a go at the quicks.
Remember! He was also the leading scorer for India in India's final win against Pakistan in 2007 T20 world cup.
The man who never got his due - Gautam Gambhir