- Manish Sahita 17-09-2016
Opener Finds Solace in Twitter after being denied a Place in Indian Team
Gautam Gambhir finds solace in twitter after being ignored for India New Zealand Test series even after showing such a tremendous form in just concluded Dileep trophy matches with the substantial innings of 77, 57, 90 and 94.
He has done enough with his bat to earn a recall in the Test side ahead of Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma. Gambhir was utterly disappointed after not getting selected in the squad for this upcoming series against this gritty New Zealand side who always prove more than handful even in home conditions.
He showed his resentment and resolve with equal aplomb by tweeting this: “I’m disappointed not defeated; I’m cornered but not a coward, Grit my partner, courage my pride …… for I must fight, I must fight.”
If we go by current form of Gautam Gambhir, he would have been a certainty in this current batting line up but back room politics and reasons beyond cricket takes precedence when these things happen. Just after Gautam Gambhir’s tweet twitter was full of angry responses from fans of Gambhir.
We have to go a little back to ascertain possible reason behind the omission of this left hander from all Indian squads in the past. An on field spat between him and Virat kohli during the IPL 2013 during a match between KKR and RCB has created bad blood that has been often under discussion. This heated exchange was a little too ugly, that according to those in the know jeopardized the entire international career of Gautam Gambhir.
That nasty incident is still haunting him and costing him a certain place in any Indian team despite. Performing well in domestic matches and just concluded Indian Premier League where he was the fourth highest run getter of the tournament .
However when you are a part of such a professional set up these kind of personal equations and rivalries have to be kept aside. Otherwise at some point of time you start playing a caucus of the captain’s men and things could go out of hands. In this case Gautam Gambhir International career is almost over, as he is just reaching the age of 35, so no selector or player will back him against the rising sun Virat. From here onwards it would be very difficult for the opener to stage a comeback into the National Team unless rival bowlers wreck mayhem in the top Indian batting order. That does not look possible today as attacks worldwide are not as lethal as the Indian batting lineup.
But you never know one can’t predict the result of a match until the last ball is bowled, we wish best of luck to Gambhir for future.