Gautam Gambhir (right) is only the second captain to win two IPL titles © IANS
Gautam Gambhir (right) is only the second captain to win two IPL titles © IANS


Jun 5, 2014


Gautam Gambhir, the Kolkata Knight Riders skipper, has expressed his disappointment at the way their victory celebrations panned out at the Eden Gardens. Amidst all the chaos, there were fans who had trouble entering the stadium and the police also had to lathi charge them.


Writing in his column for the Hindustan Times, Gambhir expressed, “I must say I was disappointed by the inconvenience KKR’s felicitation ceremony caused to Kolkatans. As it is cricket fans in India, who are the most important stake-holders, are not treated well. To make matters worse there was lathicharge on innocents. God-willing my KKR team wins many more trophies but as far as I am concerned we’re done with such felicitations.”


Gambhir also wrote that he now looking forward to the next challenge in England, where he was picked as the third opener in the side. He wrote, “Here I am with the second IPL trophy now looking at the next challenge — win Test matches in England. This will be my third Test tour of England. There is so much to like about cricket in UK that it is almost criminal not to do well there.”


Gambhir has been picked in the Test side after being dropped in early 2013. His last Test came against England in December 2012. After that, Shikhar Dhawan and Murali Vijay have established themselves at the top of the order with Virender Sehwag also being left out.