Gautam Gambhir has cleared out the air by stating that there wasn’t any rift between him and former Indian captain MS Dhoni, during his time that he served for the men in blue.
Gambhir also shared that he isn’t too bothered about a farewell game, and has opinionated that no cricketer should get one after the end of his career.
“I don’t think a farewell game should be held for any cricketer”,
The Delhi born player was pivotal in the final of the ICC Cricket World Cup of 2011, as Gambhir scored a crucial innings of 97 and constructed match winning partnership with MS Dhoni in the process, to end India’s wait of 28 long years to win the prestigious title.
MS Dhoni's knock of 91 earned him the player of the final, but many to this date believe that it was Gautam Gambhir who deserved the award.
Gautam Gambhir also expressed his discontent for not getting an opportunity in the ICC Cricket World Cup of 2015, in spite of his heroics in the previous edition.
“Some players who played with me got the opportunity to play in 2-3 World Cups. While I got to live that feeling only once, I am happy that the experience ended with the team winning the title. When someone plays a key role in helping the team earn the title, he should be given an opportunity to defend it too. It’s sad that I couldn’t be a part of the 2015 World Cup,” the veteran added.
The 37-year-old is currently playing his final competitive match for Delhi in the ongoing Ranji Trophy, against Andhra Pradesh.
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