Gautam Gambhir discloses his retirement plans: The Indian cricketer doesn’t seem to be in any hurry regarding the big decision.
Veteran Indian batsman Gautam Gambhir, who turned 37 on Sunday, talked about his retirement plans in a TV show recently. Speaking to NDTV Sports, Gambhir said that he doesn’t have any plans of immediate retirement and that his current focus is to win the Vijay Hazare Trophy for Delhi.
On being asked about retirement, Gambhir was quoted, “No, till the time I keep scoring runs, that makes me happy. You keep doing it. I think scoring runs, winning, coming back to the dressing room happy, being in the winning environment makes me happy.
“Till the time I have that passion in me, where I want to come back to a happy dressing room, I want to be a part of that happy environment — I am going to keep going, and the day I feel that there are no emotions involved in it then I would think it’s time to go.”
Gambhir had last played for India during England’s tour of India in 2016 at Rajkot (first Test). His last ODI and T20I had come way back in 2013 and 2012 respectively. Since then, Gambhir has been a regular member in the Indian domestic circuit.
After playing as a batsman last season, Gambhir is back leading Delhi this year. Leading from the front, he has scored 490 runs in eight matches at an average of 61.25 and a strike rate of 117.78, which includes a couple of centuries. On his 37th birthday, Gambhir had scored his 21st List A century.
After defeating Haryana by 5 wickets in the Quarter finals, Delhi will lock horns against Jharkhand in the Semi final stage on Thursday, i.e., October 18. Read the latest tweets on Gambhir below:
Two picture that best describes Gautam Gambhir.
‘Determination’ and ‘Dedication’ personified.
— Soumya Manna (@iamSoumyaManna) October 14, 2018
‘Till the Time I Have That Passion in me, I Will Keep Going’ – Gambhir Opens up on Retirement pic.twitter.com/SCRSHdgF8e
— www.TheFilmyMAZA.com (@TheFilmyMaza) October 16, 2018
.@GautamGambhir turns 37 today!
75 vs Pakistan in the 2007 WT20 final
97 vs Sri Lanka in the 2011 WC final
137 vs New Zealand in 2009 to save a Test match
Which one is your favourite Gambhir moment? pic.twitter.com/MkLNb7hBlA
— Cricbuzz (@cricbuzz) October 14, 2018
What a great day for Gautam Gambhir. pic.twitter.com/X5lirrcmGR
— RVCJ Media (@RVCJ_FB) October 14, 2018