New Delhi: Former India opening batsman Gautam Gambhir was suddenly dropped from India’s ODI team in the year 2012 and Shikhar Dhawan’s opening pair was made with Rohit Sharma. Gautam Gambhir had revealed in an interview that the way the selectors and team management dropped me from the ODI team was wrong.
Gambhir was thrown out in a surprising way
Gautam Gambhir had revealed in an interview to a private Hindi news channel that I was dropped from the ODI team due to poor performance in the Test format, due to which I felt sad. Taking a jibe at former chief selector Sandeep Patil, Gambhir said, ‘When I was dropped from the Test team, Sandeep Patil questioned the way I was batting behind it. Chief selector Patil said that you have not been dropped because of runs.
Gambhir himself made a shocking disclosure
Gambhir said, ‘There are many such players in Team India, who do not have to worry much about their place in the team. But, it is not with all the players. When there is pressure on you that if you do not do well in a series, then you will be dropped from the team. In such a situation, it directly affects your performance.
Such was the career of Gambhir
Gambhir played his last Test for India in 2016 against England in Rajkot. He represented the Indian team in 58 Test matches in an international career and scored 4154 runs at an average of 41.95, including nine centuries. Gambhir scored 5238 runs in 147 One Day Internationals at an average of 39.68. In which that memorable innings of 97 runs in the 2011 World Cup final, due to which India won the World Cup for the second time. He played 11 century innings in ODIs. Gambhir also left his mark in T20 Internationals. He scored 932 runs in 37 matches with the help of seven half-centuries, with an average of 27.41.