Team India’s former left handed test opener and captain of India blue team, Gautam Gambhir has been leading his side wonderfully in the Duleep trophy. With his performance in the current Duleep trophy he was hoping for a place in the Indian test team for the upcoming series against the black caps, but his name was missing from the list of players that were announced as a part of the squad on Monday. Gambhir was a bit disappointed by this decision of the team management but also said that he will not stop and will try harder for the next time.
Currently he is in Noida playing in the Duleep trophy leading his team in the final’s against India Red. He tweeted his thoughts as soon as the list was out on twitter saying, ‘ I’m disappointed but not defeated; I’m cornered but not a coward.Grit my partner, courage my pride…for, I must fight, I must fight…’
Gautam Gambhir was pretty much sure for his selection as he has been consistently playing good in the domestic tournaments. He has played four half century knocks in the current Duleep trophy matches, at an average of 80 his current total stands at 320 runs in all the games so far. While playing for team India in 56 test matches and in 100 innings he had made 4046 runs so far. He had played his last test match against England at Oval two years back. He failed in that match scoring just mere 3 runs.
Gautam Gambhir has been a pillar of Indian top order batting for a long time and has major contribution to Indian team before being dropped from the national side. He played fine knocks in the 2007 and 2011 final world cup matches where India won the world title. He was also the second top scorer in the 2007’s 20-20 world cup.
After returning to test cricket in 2008 he played some fine knocks against Sri Lanka and had made a fine century for Indian team. Later on his bad patch started and he made a comeback in 2014 again but failed to make an impact. Gambhir has played quite well in the last two years and also has led his IPL team Kolkatta Knight Riders twice to the IPL title.
Gambhir is born fighter and we wish him a speedy and stylish comeback.