Gambhir angry at the umpire: Veteran Indian batsman was seen lashing out at the umpire after being wrongly given out.
During the second round of the ongoing season of the Ranji Trophy, veteran India batsman Gautam Gambhir was seen lashing out at umpire Navdeep Singh after he was given out wrongly during the first day of Delhi’s match against Himachal Pradesh at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi.
After Delhi captain Nitish Rana won the toss and chose to bat, openers Gambhir and debutant Hiten Dalal stitched a run-a-ball 96-run partnership before Gambhir was adjourned out on the first ball of the 17th over.
Left-arm spinner Mayank Dagar, who was bowling over the wicket, got a ball to turn in to Gambhir. As the ball went past Gambhir defense, the fielding team appealed in unison for a catch at short leg.
Just as the umpire raised his finger, Gambhir was left unsettled as all the fielders around him started to celebrate. It was at this point in time that he signaled to the umpire that the ball had went off his ribs to the short leg fielder.
Usually known for being aggressive and expressive on the field, Gambhir didn’t stop at that as he continued to swear in disappointment. The 37-year old southpaw eventually had to walk off the field. With the bat in hand, Gambhir impressed one and all as he scored 44 (50) with the help of eight fours.
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Gambhir’s last First-class match against Vidarbha during the final of the Ranji Trophy 2017-18. Having captained Delhi in the recently-concluded Vijay Hazare Trophy, he chose to step down as a leader in a bid to promote a young captain in middle-order batsman Nitish Rana. This match is Delhi’s first of this season.
Read some of the latest Twitter reactions on the Ranji Trophy below:
— Nitish (@nitishsharma812) November 12, 2018
— Team Gautam Gambhir (@gautamgambhir97) November 12, 2018
Milestone matches for two domestic veterans
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