Former Indian National Cricket Team player Gautam Gambhir has been a World Cup hero. Be it 2007 World T20 final to the ICC World Cup final in 2011, Gambhir has been India’s favourite son. The former southpaw missed century in 2011 final by three runs with MS Dhoni coming next to win it for India at the Wankhede. However, the cricketer turned politician doesn’t regret missing his century, and he is known for a team man.

I don’t regret missing the century: Gambhir

The Men in Blues will enter another World Cup as the favourites in pursuit of their third illustrious trophy. As they gear up to leave for England, Gautam Gambhir feels India are the joint second-best alongside England after Australia. The Delhi-born cricketer played a match-winning knock the last time India lifted the World Cup under the leadership of MS Dhoni. Chasing 275 runs set by Sri Lanka, Gambhir and MS Dhoni shared a match-winning stand after losing a few quick wickets.

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Gautam Gambhir scored 97 runs while Dhoni remained unbeaten 91 runs to win for India by six wickets. Speaking about the knock, Gambhir said that he doesn’t regret missing out on that century. He revealed that they focused on winning the title and is happy to contribute to the victory.

“Not at all. Our aim was to win the Cup and I wanted to contribute heavily. I did and 97 is much better than a small score. Even today I don’t regret not getting those three runs,” Gambhir said to TOI.

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Furthermore, Gautam Gambhir said that he focused on consolidating the innings as he came to bat as India lost their first wicket for no runs. He and Virat Kohli steadied the innings before skipper MS Dhoni came and won the final at the Wankhede Stadium after a gap of 28 years.

Virat Kohli & Co will hope to repeat when they begin their World Cup campaign on June 5 against South Africa at Southampton.