Gautam Gambhir on Tuesday announced his retirement from all forms of cricket. The Ranji Trophy game between Delhi and Andhra starting on Thursday in the Feroz Shah Kotla here will probably be his final game. “The next Ranji Trophy match against Andhra will be my last game in the sun. He has also played 197 first-class matches. While reflecting on some of the high points of his career, Gambhir confessed the dreaded feeling his ability to play in the maximum level is decreasing had haunted him for some time. Each time that I got out playing for India or KKR or Delhi Daredevils, this notion would turn into a sharp, disturbing noise and walk with me all the way into the dressing room shouting: “IT IS OVER GAUTI.” “It slapped me hard when I made those 3 ducks in a row in 2014 IPL. Then again when I had a horrible tour to England the same year. In 2016 I had been on my knees.
I had been dropped after the Rajkot Test match against England. But once more I refused to pay attention. I wanted to overcome this sounds. Instead of getting bogged down, I punished my body more. “After a decent 2017 nationwide season, I entered this year’s IPL with confidence as my very best buddy. And my match, roaring as a raging ocean. I believed all those negative sounds were dead.
But I was wrong — six matches of IPL for Delhi Daredevils it had been back. And this time it was louder than before. Maybe, my time was up.
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Yes, my period was up,” he explained. “So, here I am, following over 15 decades of cricket for the country I want to retire from enjoying this gorgeous game. Despite all the aches and pains; fears and failures, I won’t mind a repeat of this in my next life too. But of course, with a few more wins for India, a few more hundreds and in the next life could be three or four 5-wicket hauls as well. “While reflecting about the high points of his career, he said: “The historical series win in New Zealand, and CB series in Australia is going to be reflected upon fondly. But I do expect the present Indian team Down Under can overshadow our feats.
I will not say the listing is satisfactory as I believe I had been good enough for a lot more.” “This may sound a little wishful, but I have observed wishes do come true. Two World Cups, greatest run-getter in finals of these two games is substance dreams are made of and that I just had this dream of winning the World Cup for you. I think someone up there was writing my script but seems like now he has run out of his ink. “But along the way, he composed some intriguing chapters. Somewhere on the very best is being a part of the number one Test team in the world.
A decoration I look at very fondly is the one that I got to be awarded ICC Test batsman of the year in 2009. For a purist like me it is a benefit of somewhat understanding where my off-stump was,” he added. The former India opener also thanked everyone he’s struck during his career. “Next in my thank you list would be the curators, groundsmen and many dressing room attendants across India. They toiled for small or minimum returns for what is primarily treated as a thankless job. I hope their living standards improve from what they’re now.
An enormous thanks to each one of you. I’d also like to thank numerous net bowlers who bowled to me that I can become a much better batsman. They traveled long distances to allow me to practice. Thank you very much. “My cricket trainer Mr. Sanjay Bhardwaj stood with me during thick and thin of life.
In my tough times, my mom was my favorite punching bag. I’m extremely sorry mother I have been an absolute jughead. My father took more stress than me if I played. He never shared with me, but his colleagues would tell me he’d never watch TV when my match was on.
Whenever in trouble I could rely on. “Sir, I don’t know whether I have you proud, but I will assure you sir I gave it all that I had.” Sanjay sir introduced me to another training influence of my life, the late Mr. Parthasarthy Sharma. He was an institution in the art of batting. A good deal of credit for my ability to play spin bowling needs to go to him.
I hope I was worth his time,” he explained. “The thing I will miss the most is the camaraderie of an Indian team’s dressing room. It was a wonderful place to maintain. Yes, there are worries of international game but when you have team-mates like I’d these pressures appear elementary. I learned heaps from each of them.
I’ll miss all of that and more. Thank you guys, you all will be my one, large family,” he added. “Thank you DDCA and BCCI for helping me realize my dreams. Thank you KKR for giving me a chance to express myself as boss. “Gambhir also thanked the fans for their support. “Along with this journey I have fostered some purposeful partnerships: none more than with you men, the supporters of Indian cricket, the most significant stakeholders.