Sourav Ganguly Urges Selectors to Consider Gautam Gambhir for National Comeback

Published - 22 May 2018, 04:06 PM

Sourav Ganguly
Credits: Sourav Ganguly/Instagram.

Former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly believes that selectors should consider Gautam Gambhir for the national team comeback. Gambhir had played his last Test match for India in 2016.

The southpaw had scored 29 and 0 against England as the match had ended in a stalemate.

However, Ganguly appreciated the dedication level of Gambhir even after playing for so many years. The former skipper added it would be a perfect time to include a left-hander in the Indian team.

Sourav Ganguly. Credits: PTI

Gambhir played only six matches in IPL 2018:

Meanwhile, Gautam Gambhir played only six matches for the Delhi Daredevils in the ongoing season of IPL. After scoring only 85 runs in the five innings.

The veteran batsman decided to step down from the captaincy role following a poor show with the bat. Moreover, Gambhir didn’t feature in any match after giving up his captaincy duties.

However, Ganguly added that Gambhir is an excellent player and deserves his chance. The former Indian opener had played under the leadership of Ganguly in the yesteryears.

Gautam Gambhir IPL 2018
Credits: BCCI

Meanwhile, Gambhir road back to the Indian team looks like a difficult one. The southpaw batsman isn’t in the best of form. Consequently, it would be fair to say that he is at the fag end of his career.

Gambhir is well known to play crucial knocks in the imperative matches of India. The left-hander had scored a fine 75 against Pakistan in the final of World Cup Twenty20 in 2007.

Furthermore, Gambhir played a pivotal knock of 97 against Sri Lanka in the final of World Cup of 2011.

Gautam Gambhir
Gautam Gambhir throws the ball. Photo by: Rahul Gulati SPORTZPICS

Sourav Ganguly took to Instagram to share his thought.

“@gautamgambhir55 deserves a place in the national team. He is an excellent player. I am truly elated to have watched #GautamGambhir’s dedication even after playing the game for so many years. It will be correct time for the selectors to think for another left-hand batsman. Met him at #DTDC Event,” the post read.

Here is a post from Sourav Ganguly: