Gautam Gambhir said that his place in the KKR side isn't assured just because he is the captain © IANS
Gautam Gambhir said that his place in the KKR side isn’t assured just because he is the captain © IANS

Sep 26, 2014

Gautam Gambhir, who is currently leading the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) team in the ongoing Champions League Twenty 20 (CLT20) 2014 said that he was about to drop himself in this year’s edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2014.

“Gautam the leader is very harsh on Gautam the batsman. In fact there were occasions in this year’s IPL when Gautam the captain was about to drop Gautam the batsman. I mean the way I see it is that like rest of the 10 players I should also be in the team on merit and definitely not because I am the captain. In that sense I don’t think Gautam the batsman is breathing easy yet as I have just one half century in three games.”, he told bcci.tv.

Gautam also spoke about his ‘never say die’ attitude. “It is very important to never give up in any aspect or phase of your life – whether you’re doing well or not. I’ve always been a passionate person and as a cricketer I’ve been through a lot since my junior days. I missed out on the Under-14 and the Under-19 World Cups when I thought I should have been there. Right since the beginning of my career, I’ve had to fight my way through; I had no other option. So, fighting for my place is something that has been ingrained in my nature and it is the only thing that has carried me so far in my career.”, he said.

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