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Gautam: Where courage triumphed over talent

Daily Excelsior 2018-12-05 00:22:20

Gautam: Where courage triumphed over talent


New Delhi, Dec 4:

Grit that forced people to take notice, commitment that earned kudos, plainspeak that raised eyebrows, Gautam Gambhir’s eventful 15 years in Indian cricket were all these and many more.
His cricketing epitaph was written when he was forced to (voluntarily for his fans) step down after six failures in IPL, and Tuesday’s emotional video post was just an official closure on his part.
But how does one judge cricketer Gambhir among the pantheons of greats in Indian cricket?
He did not have the perfect technique that made Sunil Gavaskar the legend that he was.
Neither did Gambhir possess the streak of genius that made Virender Sehwag one of Indian cricket’s greatest entertainers.
Yet, any Indian team between early 2008 till World Cup 2011 wasn’t complete without the feisty left-hander from Rajinder Nagar in New Delhi. (PTI)