Gautam Gambhir to endorse Emami

Emami, a leading FMCG company, has signed five Indian sports stars, including Gautam Gambhir and Saina Nehwal, as the brand ambassador for the ointment – Fast Relief AFP

New Delhi: June 4, 2012

Emami, a leading FMCG company, has signed five Indian sports stars, including Gautam Gambhir and Saina Nehwal, as the brand ambassador for the ointment – Fast Relief.

“The brand has roped in famous Indian Cricketer Gautam Gambhir, Olympic medalist Indian Boxer Vijender Singh, World renowned Badminton champion Saina Nehwal, five times World Boxing Champion Mary Kom and World Champion Wrestler Sushil Kumar as brand ambassadors,” a release said.

Earlier, having led Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) to the Indian Premier League (IPL) triumph, Gambhir said that he is ready to captain the Indian Test side.

Asked if he was ready to lead the Test side, Gambhir said, “Absolutely, it is the biggest honour. I am ready for it. Ready for the responsibility of the challenge because you want to take different challenges as well. That’s where your mental toughness and character will be tested.”

“I have heard of the talks (of he being made India captain) but as I have said a captain is as good as the team.

It’s a successful team that makes a successful captain and not that a successful captain makes a successful team,” he said.

Gambhir has played 48 Tests and 134 ODIs in his eight-year old international career but said he still feels insecure about being dropped from the national team. (PTI)