Gautam Gambhir, one of India’s finest openers of team India, left all the cricket fans overwhelmed when he announced his retirement from all the formats of the game. Gautam Gambhir has contributed a lot to the Indian cricket, that can be expressed into words. His heroic performances have led India to win many matches.
Recently, in an interview with a leading media, Gautam Gambhir bared his all. He talked about his struggles, his journey, his love for Indian army and also if he will be joining politics.
When he was asked if he has any regrets, Gautam said :
“You always have regrets that you could have played more, especially two years back when I scored about 500 in two successive IPL seasons. But you look at others who want to play just one game for India and you realise, you got so many opportunities. All those who have played for a substantial period, like Yuvraj, Harbhajan and Zaheer, got to play two (50-over) World Cups. I got just one and I am happy I helped India win the final (Man of the Match in 2011 final). Also, except for England, I got to tour overseas nations just once. With one tour you only acclimatise. People judge me but don’t realise I’ve been to South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and West Indies just once. We managed to win in New Zealand and that (winning Test series abroad), besides winning a 50-over World Cup, was my childhood dream.”
Gautam was then asked if he wanted to become the captain of Indian cricket team, he said :
“MS was doing a great job back then but, yeah, everyone dreams of becoming India captain, especially Tests. But it wasn’t my ultimate ambition. Captaincy is a byproduct of your game. “
Talking about Captain Kohli, he said :
“I admire his batting, the way he is scoring runs. He is the key to India’s chances in the World Cup. He is a fantastic batsman”
He was asked if he will be joining politics or commentary, to which he said :
“Can’t say. At the moment, I am focussing on tomorrow’s game against Andhra. People say that I want to get into politics. They can say. I accompanied Arun Jaitley for campaigning because of my personal rapport of 25 years. I speak on social media because I am a taxpayer and I have a right to question the question for a secure future for the coming generations. Everyone should question the government. It is everyone’s right”
Here’s wishing the star cricketer of India, Gautam Gambhir all the best for his life ahead. The cricket world will surely miss his presence.
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