Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir expressed his grief over New Zealand batsman Jesse Ryder's critical condition and wishes to see him back on the field as soon as possible.

Ryder was rushed to hospital with a fractured skull following a bar brawl, police and media said.
 
The attack came just days before the talented Ryder was to take up a lucrative Indian Premier League (IPL) contract.
 
Police said in a statement they were investigating the early morning incident at a bar in Christchurch and "can confirm the incident did involve Jesse Ryder and that he is currently in Christchurch Hospital".