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newscricketa day ago

Gautam Gambhir was successful because he allowed KKR players to express themselves, reckons Robin Uthappa

Robin Uthappa has reckoned that Gautam Gambhir’s freedom which allowed the KKR players to express themselves helped them win the IPL title in the 2012 and 2014 season. He also admitted that communication between the players and the management played a big role in building momentum for the franchise.
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newscricket12 days ago

‘Underrated’ Gautam Gambhir an underachiever, believes Dilip Vengsarkar

India’s former chairman of selectors Dilip Vengsarkar feels that Gautam Gambhir should have ended up playing more games for India than he eventually did, but admitted that emotions got the better of the latter. Vengsarkar then went on to label the southpaw as an underrated cricketer.
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newscricket15 days ago

Would pick Sachin over Virat purely based on longevity, opines Gautam Gambhir

Gautam Gambhir is of the opinion that he would pick Sachin over Virat Kohli purely based on the former’s longevity in International cricket alongside the tough rules back then for batsmen. However, he did add that Kohli has done phenomenally well, but noted that rule changes have helped the Delhite.
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newscricket15 days ago

International cricket experience not everything required in a coach, feels Gautam Gambhir

According to Gautam Gambhir, the experience of playing international cricket is not enough to be a good coach and there are other criteria to fulfil in this regard. The veteran Indian batsman, who retired from cricket in 2018, has represented India in 58 Tests, 147 ODIs, and 37 T20Is. 
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newscricket18 days ago

Ability to make practical decisions is reason behind Mumbai Indians’ success, opines Gautam Gambhir

Gautam Gambhir is of the opinion that the Mumbai Indians franchise have been largely successful in the IPL due to their ability to make practical decisions rather than being driven by emotions. Gambhir has pointed out naming Rohit Sharma as captain midway in IPL 2013 as one of the examples.
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newscricket24 days ago

Have seen MS Dhoni lose his cool a couple of times, reveals Gautam Gambhir

Gautam Gambhir has claimed that even though popular perception has it that MS Dhoni is an absolute calm leader, he has seen the latter lose his cool a couple of times during World Cups. However, the former opener has added that it was absolutely okay for Dhoni to do that as he is also a human.
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featurecricket24 days ago

Anil Kumble’s 17th-year captaincy jump a mixture of disciple and discipline

Since making his debut in the 90s, when Indian cricket was just recovering from the heroics of Kapil Dev from the '83 World Cup, Anil Kumble has created a ruckus in the country with his spin bowling. Very often, he has been right amongst the mix of being hailed as one of the best in the country.
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newscricket25 days ago

India-Australia series can change the mood of both countries, feels Gautam Gambhir

Gautam Gambhir has applauded BCCI’s forward-thinking saying even though two weeks of quarantine is required, an India-Australia series can uplift the morale of both nations. Gambhir has also added that it is good on BCCI’s part that they are looking at the bigger picture ahead of their own benefit.
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newscricket25 days ago

Don’t believe in points and ranking system, admits Gautam Gambhir

Gautam Gambhir revealed that he does not have any belief in the current ranking system along with the points before adding that the World Test Championship point system is ridiculous. He also raised questions over the No.1 ranked side in current rankings, Australia for their poor away form.
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newscricketa month ago

Don't think many changes will happen to cricket rules, feels Gautam Gambhir

Gautam Gambhir has opined that apart from saliva usage, he doesn’t see many changes happening to the way cricket is played. The former Indian opener and current Loksabha MP has further added that players might even end up catching the virus and added that people must start to learn to live with it.
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