Gautam Gambhir

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Gautam Gambhir told : “It’s not only one chink in his armour. Indian unit as a batting unit has struggled against spin. Just the ability to not be able to manoeuvre..it’s easy to hit those big sixes but the ability to rotate strikes consistently. And there was enough purchase for spinners as well. It was pretty much evident when you got Michael Bracewell against Ishan Kishan,” External link

india Monday, January 30, 2023 11:21:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir told : “It’s not only one chink in his armour. Indian unit as a batting unit has struggled against spin. Just the ability to not be able to manoeuvre..it’s easy to hit those big sixes but the ability to rotate strikes consistently. And there was enough purchase for spinners as well. It was pretty much evident when you got Michael Bracewell against Ishan Kishan,” External link

india Monday, January 30, 2023 6:16:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir added : “I think these young players need to learn quickly how to rotate strike because, on a wicket like this, it’s not gonna be easy to go down the ground and hit those big sixes. It’s a surprise because of the way he batted in Bangladesh after scoring that double-hundred. He has struggled after that, everyone thought his graph will start growing up with the kind of innings he has played,” External link

india Monday, January 30, 2023 6:16:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “It’s not about the record honestly. Virat Kohli will go on to get many more centuries than Sachin Tendulkar in 50-overs format. See, the rules have changed, ” External link

news18 Sunday, January 22, 2023 11:59:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir added : “You should not compare eras. It’s not fair to compare eras as well where there was one new ball as compared to now when there are 2 new balls with five fielders inside. But yes, he has been a master in this format and he has shown it over such a long period of time,” External link

news18 Sunday, January 22, 2023 11:59:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said ( about Rohit Sharma ) : “We should be equally hard on Rohit because 50 innings in international cricket is quite a lot,” External link

expressindia Friday, January 20, 2023 9:00:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said ( about Rohit Sharma ) : “It’s not that you didn’t get a 100 in one or two series, and that is one thing that is missing in Rohit’s game from the last World Cup. This time he’s looking in good form, he’s hitting the ball well, but he has to convert. Virat has got it (form) back and Rohit needs to get it back at least before the World Cup because these two guys will be extremely important if India has to go all the way and win the World Cup,” External link

expressindia Friday, January 20, 2023 9:00:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir added : “It’s not you didn’t get a 100 in one or two series, and that is one thing that is missing in Rohit’s game from the last World Cup. He used to get those big 100s, this time he’s looking in good form, he’s hitting the ball well but he has to convert. One thing that has stood out for Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma, and Virat has got it back, Rohit Sharma need to get it back at least before the World Cup because these two guys will be extremely important if India has to go all the way and win the World Cup,” External link

india Monday, January 16, 2023 6:39:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir added : "It is my duty as a public representative to make the lives of the most deprived sections easier. This is the vision behind these community kitchens," External link

timesofindia Saturday, January 14, 2023 5:34:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir recalled : “I remember the watching the Australia World Cup when India lost the game to Australia by 1 run. I remember, that's the only time I've cried for cricket, and I probably cried because India only lost that game by one run. After that, I've never cried, not even after winning the World Cup,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, January 12, 2023 8:15:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said ( about Rohit Sharma ) : “The surprising fact is that in the last four or five years he has gotten this many hundreds. Rohit Sharma before the last five-six years was not this consistent. He definitely got about 20 hundreds in the last five-six-seven years,” External link

expressindia Thursday, January 12, 2023 1:52:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “MS Dhoni was very supportive because he wanted me to get a 100. He always wanted me to get a hundred. He told me between overs as well that 'get your hundred, take your time and don't rush into it. I can accelerate if there is any need to',” External link

dnaindia Wednesday, January 11, 2023 12:35:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “You can’t compare Virat with Sachin. In Sachin’s era there weren’t 5 players inside the 30-yard circle,” External link

india Wednesday, January 11, 2023 8:16:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said ( about Virat Kohli ) : “It was pretty ordinary bowling. The top three of the Indian batting line-up have got lots and lots of runs behind them. Rohit and Kohli obviously, Shubman also has the ability to get so many runs in international cricket. And how easy it was for Rohit and Shubman to get runs today. That was a surprise for me. You have to be consistent and Sri Lanka’s bowling outing was very very disappointing for me,” External link

india Wednesday, January 11, 2023 8:16:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : "You can't compare Virat with Sachin. In Sachin's era there weren't 5 players inside the 30-yard circle," External link

dnaindia Tuesday, January 10, 2023 7:14:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir added ( about Virat Kohli ) : "It was pretty ordinary bowling. The top three of the Indian batting line-up have got lots and lots of runs behind them. Rohit and Kohli obviously, Shubman also has the ability to get so many runs in international cricket. And how easy it was for Rohit and Shubman to get runs today. That was a surprise for me. You have to be consistent and Sri Lanka's bowling outing was very very disappointing for me," External link

dnaindia Tuesday, January 10, 2023 7:14:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : "What a knock @surya_14kumar! Time to put him in test cricket! #SKYscraper," External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, January 8, 2023 6:21:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “It’s the responsibility of the bowler,” External link

india Saturday, January 7, 2023 3:04:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : "This year ODI for sure. If they want to take a break, people who play more than three formats, they can definitely take a break from T20 cricket, but surely not from the ODI format. They got to play together. I think the biggest mistake that Indian cricket has made in the last two World Cups has been that these guys have not played enough of cricket together. Tell me how many times have we got the best playing 11 on the park? We haven't, only during the World Cup we decided to have the best playing 11, but unfortunately, that was never the best playing 11," "These guys have to play enough of white ball cricket, especially for the 50 overs World Cup together irrespective whether they want to take a break from the T20 or from the IPL. But the break has to happen in the T20 format and not the 50 overs. If the franchisee has to suffer they have to suffer. Indian cricket is the main stakeholder, not the IPL. IPL is just a by-product. So, if India goesout and wins the World Cup, that is the bigger ovation, that is the bigger ring. For example, if an important player does miss the IPL games so be it, because IPL happens every year and the World Cup happens only once in four years. So, for me, I think winning the World Cup is far more important than winning the IPL," External link

irishsun Friday, January 6, 2023 5:03:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “I feel people like Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and all those guys who can anchor their innings, who probably can play spin really well will play a massive role in the coming World Cup,” External link

dnaindia Thursday, January 5, 2023 8:12:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “They got to play together. I think the biggest mistake that Indian cricket has made in the last two World Cups has been that these guys have not played enough cricket together. Tell me how many times have we got the best playing 11 on the park? We haven’t, only during the World Cup we decided to have the best playing 11, but unfortunately, that was never the best playing 11. So these guys have to play enough of white ball cricket, especially for the 50 overs World Cup together irrespective of whether they want to take a break from the T20 or from the IPL,” External link

india Thursday, January 5, 2023 7:35:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : "They got to play together. I think the biggest mistake that Indian cricket has made in the last two World Cups has been that these guys have not played enough cricket together. Tell me how many times have we got the best playing 11 on the park? We haven't, only during the World Cup we decided to have the best playing 11, but unfortunately, that was never the best playing 11. So these guys have to play enough of white ball cricket, especially for the 50 overs World Cup together irrespective of whether they want to take a break from the T20 or from the IPL," External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, January 5, 2023 6:00:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “First, you need to identify the players who have that fearless approach and probably in a format like 50 overs you need to have a mixture of every kind of player. There are players who can anchor their innings. Change in the role has also made a huge difference,” “During that time we had only one new ball, now we’ve got two new balls with five fielders inside. So, the role of a part-timer has gone out of the window. The reverse swings, you don’t see enough reverse swings anymore, you don’t see enough purchase for the finger spinners as well,” External link

news18 Wednesday, January 4, 2023 7:10:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : "First, you need to identify the players who got that fearless approach and probably in a format like 50 overs you need to have a mixture of every kind of player. There are players who can anchor their innings. Change in role has also made a huge difference," External link

business-standard Wednesday, January 4, 2023 3:57:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : "During that time we had only one new ball, now we've got two new balls with five fielders inside. So, the role of a part timer has gone out of the window. The reverse swings, you don't see enough of reverse swings anymore, you don't see enough of chase for the finger spinners as well," "But, I always feel that when we talk about this new approach, which India always talks about, the template and stuff, you've got to identify players who can adapt those roles or that template very easily" External link

business-standard Wednesday, January 4, 2023 3:57:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “We haven’t, only during the World Cup we decided to have the best playing 11, but unfortunately that was never the best playing 11,” External link

india Wednesday, January 4, 2023 3:28:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir added ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “Axar Patel – whether it is T20 or Test cricket – he is putting pressure in every format and today you also got to see the range. I believe the more options you have is better for the Indian team and Axar as well,” External link

india Wednesday, January 4, 2023 1:51:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir added : “He (Pandya) has been absolutely brilliant. Since he has come out of that controversy. Since he has taken over as captain of Gujarat Titans, he has won the IPL. He has done everything possible that was asked of him, from the Indian cricket point of view," he said. Looking at the World Cup as well, I think the semi-final when it came to that crunch game, where India was under pressure. And then playing that kind of a blinder (63 off 33). I think he has that X-factor. Hopefully, he can try and give that X-factor or courage to other guys as well. This is a very young side, they are fearless, and that is what you want to see in T20I cricket,” External link

news18 Wednesday, January 4, 2023 11:31:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said ( about Rohit Sharma ) : "I don't think we need to look into it that much because we have to wait and watch once Rohit comes into the T20 squad whether they are going to still continue with Hardik as the captain and Surya as the vice-captain. We will have to wait and watch because how many options did you have with this young squad? " External link

HindustanTimes Monday, January 2, 2023 4:36:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir pointed out ( about Rohit Sharma ) : "Now he has been trusted with leadership and being the vice-captain of the country is always a great honour. So I am sure he is going to do a good job. Even if Rohit Sharma comes in and the selectors feel that Hardik is the right guy and Surya is the vice-captain, you can't keep chopping and changing. If this is your leadership core, so be it," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, January 2, 2023 4:36:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir told : “What are coaches there for? What are selectors there for? Not just to select the team or probably do those throwdowns and make them ready for the game. Ultimately, it is the selectors, the coaches and the management, who should try and get these guys, especially someone like a Prithvi Shaw, on the right track,” External link

dnaindia Sunday, January 1, 2023 9:04:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir concluded : "If you are dedicated enough, passionate enough, to go on and play for the country, you have got to do all the parameters right. Whether it be fitness or discipline. There are trainers who should be pushing Prithvi Shaw to do that. You should give a young boy at least one chance or probably a couple of chances, if he still does not do that, then probably he is not passionate enough to play for the country," External link

dnaindia Sunday, January 1, 2023 9:04:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir asked : "What are coaches there for? What are selectors there for?" External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, January 1, 2023 6:13:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : "Not to just select the squad or probably to do those throw-downs or make them ready for the game. Ultimately it's the selectors and coaches and management who should try and help these guys. Someone like Prithvi Shaw, we all know the kind of talent he has. Probably they should get him on the right track and that is what one of the jobs of management is," External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, January 1, 2023 6:13:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir added : "He got what 200 by the 35th over mark? You can't look at anyone beyond Ishan Kishan. He has to be given a longer run. He can also keep wickets as well, so he can do two jobs for you. So for me, that discussion shouldn't be there. If someone else had got a double-hundred, I think we would've gone gung-ho over that individual, but it's not the case with Ishan Kishan. Because we still continue to talk about other players. For me, that debate is over," External link

srilankasource Saturday, December 31, 2022 2:39:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : "It's very difficult to look beyond Rohit and Ishan Kishan to open the batting, Virat at three, Surya at four, [and] Shreyas at five, because he's been incredible in the last one-and-a-half years. Yes, he's had issues against the short ball, but he's been able to manage it. You can't be the best against everything but if you're able to manage it and got the numbers going for you, you can't look beyond Shreyas at No. 5 and Hardik [Pandya] at 6," External link

srilankasource Saturday, December 31, 2022 2:39:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : "I'm amazed we're discussing this, because someone's got a double-hundred in the previous innings," External link

dnaindia Friday, December 30, 2022 2:12:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : "It's very difficult to look beyond Rohit and Ishan Kishan to open the batting, Virat at three, Surya at four, [and] Shreyas at five, because he's been incredible in the last one-and-a-half years," External link

dnaindia Friday, December 30, 2022 2:12:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir told : "There should be clarity. There should be good communication between the selectors and these players. If the selectors have decided to look beyond these guys, so be it. I think a lot of countries have done that," External link

timesofindia Thursday, December 29, 2022 7:11:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : "We make too much of a hue and cry when the selectors and management look beyond certain individuals. Ultimately, it's not about the individuals, but how you want to go about your plans for the next (T20) World Cup (in 2024), because you want to go in there and win it. If these guys haven't been able to achieve that, I think you never know. People like Suryakumar, the younger generation can go on to achieve that dream," External link

timesofindia Thursday, December 29, 2022 7:11:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : "We've spoken so much about the template and stuff going into the previous (T20) World Cup, that we want to play at a certain template, that we want to play aggressive cricket, but when it came to a crunch game (semi-final against England), all that template went out of the window," External link

timesofindia Thursday, December 29, 2022 7:11:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir added : "Probably, the new generation of cricketers might be able to achieve that template and play the T20 cricket everyone wants India to play. So I feel, if these guys continue to do well in the opportunities they get, it will be difficult for the rest of the guys who have been rested or probably been dropped," External link

timesofindia Thursday, December 29, 2022 7:11:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : "First of all, the selectors need to be very clear if he's been rested or dropped," "According to me, he (must have been) dropped from white-ball cricket. There has never been enough clarity. This word called 'rest' is great to have; it wasn't there when we were playing. Either we were dropped or selected" External link

timesofindia Thursday, December 29, 2022 7:11:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “You can only control what you can control. You can’t control selectors, you can’t control what’s going to happen in the next series. You got three ODIs against Sri Lanka. If you play that, just be in the present. That’s all you can control. The moment you start to think about uncontrollable things, you’re putting undue pressure on yourself,” External link

news18 Thursday, December 29, 2022 6:27:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “If you don’t perform, someone else will take your position. That’s not only with Sanju or KL, it’s with Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma as well. If they don’t perform, you will start questioning about their positions too. That’s what international cricket is about. No one is indispensable. So you got three ODIs, you bat in the middle-order, try and get those runs, because ultimately it’s the performance that keeps you in the side. Not the name, not your talent,” External link

news18 Thursday, December 29, 2022 6:27:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “You can only control what you can control. You can't control selectors, you can't control what's going to happen in the next series. You got three ODIs against Sri Lanka. If you play that, just be in the present. That's all you can control. The moment you start to think about uncontrollable things, you're putting undue pressure on yourself,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, December 29, 2022 11:23:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “If you don't perform, someone else will take your position. That's not only with Sanju or KL, it's with Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma as well. If they don't perform, you will start questioning about their positions too. That's what international cricket is about. No one is indispensable. So you got three ODIs, you bat in the middle-order, try and get those runs, because ultimately it's the performance that keeps you in the side. Not the name, not your talent,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, December 29, 2022 11:23:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir told : “I don't look at the last season. I look at the player's ability and impact. This tournament is not about scoring 500-600 runs. That player can win you 2-3 matches in a season, and he has age on his side. If you can get such a player, you try your best to build your team around him,” External link

dnaindia Wednesday, December 28, 2022 11:32:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir told : “I don’t look at the last season. I look at the player’s ability and impact. This tournament is not about scoring 500-600 runs. That player can win you 2-3 matches in a season, and he has age on his side. If you can get such a player, you try your best to build your team around him,” External link

news18 Wednesday, December 28, 2022 10:21:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “Finisher. I can’t tell you the XI. But we have Marcus Stoinis, Pooran, and Quinton de Kock. Moreover, we will now be having the impact player rule as well. We will make our XI in such a way that if we have to bring in a replacement, we can pick any of these players to bring into the match,” External link

news18 Wednesday, December 28, 2022 10:21:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir told : “I don't look at the last season. I look at the player's ability and impact. This tournament is not about scoring 500-600 runs. That player can win you 2-3 matches in a season, and he has age on his side. If you can get such a player, you try your best to build your team around him,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, December 28, 2022 6:31:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “Finisher. I can't tell you the XI. But we have Marcus Stoinis, Pooran, and Quinton de Kock. Moreover, we will now be having the impact player rule as well. We will make our XI in such a way that if we have to bring in a replacement, we can pick any of these players to bring into the match,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, December 28, 2022 6:31:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “He [Pooran] hasn’t had the best season last time or year before, but he’s young and we can probably build the side around him and KL (Rahul). We let go of Jason (Holder) and got a right-armer and a left-armer who can also bat. We want KL to have a team with fire-power. Quinton (de Kock), (Marcus) Stoinis, Pooran. Pooran was our No 2 target at the auction and happy with Unadkat as well. He has T20 experience and is a left-armer,” External link

trinidadexpress Saturday, December 24, 2022 4:16:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “He is talking about MCD and the Centre but has never told people what he and his government should have done to solve the problem. He should come out in the open and tell the public about that too,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, November 30, 2022 3:49:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “The way Delhi has deteriorated in the past eight years, I haven't seen anything like this before. I have been in Delhi for 41 years now…and it takes a lot of courage for a BJP MP to say that development work did happen during the Congress party's reign. However, whatever has been happening in the last eight years, are only vote bank politics,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, November 29, 2022 10:15:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir expressed : "Prithvi Shaw is one I feel can be a very aggressive captain, a very successful captain because you see that aggression in the way a person plays the sport" External link

srilankasource Tuesday, November 29, 2022 2:59:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : "Hardik Pandya obviously is in line," External link

srilankasource Tuesday, November 29, 2022 2:59:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : "The reason I have picked Prithvi Shaw, I know a lot of people talk about his off-field activities, but that is what the job of the coach and the selectors are," External link

srilankasource Tuesday, November 29, 2022 2:59:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : "Prithvi Shaw is one I feel can be a very aggressive captain, a very successful captain because you see that aggression in the way a person plays the sport," External link

india Tuesday, November 29, 2022 1:30:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “Hardik Pandya obviously is in line,” External link

india Tuesday, November 29, 2022 1:30:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : "Hardik Pandya obviously is in line," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, November 28, 2022 10:52:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : "The reason I've picked Prithvi Shaw, I know a lot of people talk about his off-field activities, but that is what the job of the coach and the selectors are," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, November 28, 2022 10:52:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said ( about William Hussey ) : "IPL is the best thing that has happen to Indian cricket. I can say this with all my senses. There has been lot of backlash regarding IPL since it started. Every time Indian cricket does not do well, the blame comes on IPL, which is not fair. If we don't perform well in ICC tournaments, blame the players, blame the performance, but it is unfair to point fingers on the IPL," External link

dnaindia Sunday, November 27, 2022 10:11:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir told : "This is the decision of BCCI and PCB. Whatever decision they take, they will take it together," External link

dnaindia Sunday, November 27, 2022 5:17:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said ( about William Hussey ) : "IPL is the best thing that has happen to Indian cricket. I can say this with all my senses. There has been lot of backlash regarding IPL since it started. Every time Indian cricket does not do well, the blame comes at IPL, which is not fair. If we don't perform well in ICC tournaments, blame the players, blame the performance, but it is unfair to point fingers on the IPL," External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, November 27, 2022 5:53:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : "One good thing that has happen in Indian cricket is that Indians have started coaching the Indian National Cricket team now. I strongly believe Indian should coach the Indian team. All these foreign coaches, who we gave a lot of importance to, come here to make money and then they vanish. Emotions are important in sports. The only people who can be emotional about Indian cricket are the ones who have represented their country," "I am a mentor of Lucknow Super Giants. One thing I want to change is that I want to see all Indian coaches in IPL. Because no Indian coach gets opportunity in Big Bash or any other foreign leagues. India is a superpower in cricket, but our coaches do not get opportunity anywhere. All the foreigners come here and get the top jobs. We are more democratic and flexible than other leagues. We need to give our own people more opportunity," External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, November 27, 2022 5:53:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir mentioned : "We also won the CB series first time in Australia with the same coach but what we remember is the 2011 World Cup victory and coach Garry Kirsten," External link

srilankasource Saturday, November 26, 2022 10:56:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “There are players like Virat Kohli, KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma, who are very orthodox players. Suryakumar Yadav is different. Enjoy and relish it because you don’t get these kind of players that often and India has never had this kind of player, especially batting at no. 4,” External link

news18 Sunday, November 6, 2022 5:34:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “Above 200 runs, three fifties…he is the Player of the Tournament for me already even if India don’t go on to win it. He is already the best because the kind of impact he has had,” External link

news18 Sunday, November 6, 2022 5:34:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir added : “This is something you can only do when you have the ability. Very less players possess this ability to be both an anchor and an aggressor. Kane Williamson, Steve Smith, and Babar Azam don’t have this but Virat Kohli has,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, November 5, 2022 6:58:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “When he got a fifty against Australia (in the practice match) in Brisbane, everyone was going crazy. He is probably going to light up this World Cup. A bad innings does not make you a bad player, and neither does it make you a great player. So, you probably need to be more balanced. You got to give them time and then that one shot over point probably changed everything,” External link

news18 Friday, November 4, 2022 12:30:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir added : “He is back in form, and he was always in form. Yes, there are times when you want to contribute, you know that this is a World Cup and the entire world is looking at you. And if you haven’t had the best of starts, it doesn’t mean you’re a bad player,” External link

news18 Friday, November 4, 2022 12:30:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir concluded : “So, yes, he’s back in form and hopefully he can continue this form and be as aggressive as he can be, because no one can stop him, the way he wants to play, only he can stop him,” External link

news18 Friday, November 4, 2022 12:30:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said ( about Rohit Sharma ) : "When he got a fifty against Australia in Brisbane (in the warm-up match), everyone was going crazy. He is probably going to light up this World Cup. A bad inning does not make you a bad player, neither does it make you a great player. So, you probably need to be more balanced. You got to give them time and then that one shot over point probably changed everything. He is back in form, and he was always in form," "Yes, there are times when you want to contribute, you know that this is a World Cup and the entire world is looking at you. And if you have not had the best of starts, it does not mean you are a bad player. If India has to win the World Cup, KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant, these three have to deliver along with Hardik Pandya, who is an X-factor. So, yes, he is back in form and hopefully, he can continue this form and be as aggressive as he can be, because no one can stop him, the way he wants to play, only he can stop him," External link

irishsun Friday, November 4, 2022 10:49:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “The running ability of Virat makes him better all format player than Rohit Sharma. Virat has the ability to convert 1s into 2s easily he doesn’t let pressure crawl onto him” External link

india Wednesday, November 2, 2022 11:04:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said ( about Babar Azam ) : “This is called selfishness; as a captain, it is easy to be selfish. It is easy for Babar and Rizwan to open the innings for Pakistan and create so many records. If you want to be a leader, you have to think about your team,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, November 2, 2022 11:07:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said ( about Fakhar Zaman ) : “In my opinion, first, you think about your team instead of yourself; if nothing goes according to your plan, you should have sent Fakhar Zaman up the batting order. This is called selfishness; as a captain, it is easy to be selfish,” External link

news18 Wednesday, November 2, 2022 9:26:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “I have not seen a better T20 innings than this,” External link

expressindia Sunday, October 30, 2022 5:14:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “This is probably the best T20 innings by an Indian. The wickets had fallen, and on this pitch to do this is something,” External link

expressindia Sunday, October 30, 2022 5:14:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir stated : “Yes, you can talk about hundreds and stuff, but it can't get better than this. For me, this is the best T20 innings that has been played by an Indian,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, October 30, 2022 4:59:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said ( about Mark Wood ) : “Among all the teams in this T20 World Cup, Pakistan have the best bowlers, especially pacers. If you look at Australia, they have just one bowler who can bowl over 140 kmph. For England, Mark Wood can bowl over 150 kmph. But for Pakistan, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf and Naseem Shah all can bowl over 140 clicks. Fast bowling is their strength,” External link

news18 Sunday, October 23, 2022 6:09:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “Suryakumar Yadav has performed better than other top 6 Indian batters in the last year,” External link

dnaindia Thursday, October 20, 2022 5:47:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : "In these tournaments, individuals have no value and should be left at home. If you are going to Australia, pack them in India. If you make 200 runs and your team wins the world cup that is your legacy. If you make 500 runs and the team does not qualify, those runs only go in your individual record. If the whole team is criticised, you will be part of it," External link

dnaindia Tuesday, October 18, 2022 10:40:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “Run banane ke mindset se. Aur iske ilawa aur koi bhi mindset ki zarurat hi nehin hai kissi bhi ballebaaz ko. Kyunki aur kya mindset ho sakta hai? Ek ballebaaz ka kaam hai run banana. Gendbaaz ka kaam hai wicket lena. Aur run woh banana jisse aapki team jeetein. Run woh nehi banana jisse aapka bas records main jaye, yaa 50 ya 100 banaye. Aap 40 ya 30 banaye, but uss impact se banaye ki aapki team 170/180 tak pohoch paaye. Agar aap chase kar rahe hai toh uss tarike se run banaye taaki jo lower middle order hain usse aap pressure hataye,” “Mujhe vishwas hai ki jab aap aise baare tournaments main jaatein ho na toh individual records ko ghar rakh ke jana chaiye. Agar aap Australia jaa rahein ho toh India pack karke jana chahiye kyunki individual records ka iss tournament me koi value nehi hai. World Cup jeetne ki value hai. Agar team jeetti hai toh woh aapki legacy hai. Aap 500 run banaye and qualify na karein toh woh sirf aapke record main aata hai, baaki criticism jab puri team ko milti hain toh aapko bhi milta hai” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, October 18, 2022 6:01:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “Sri Lanka, because of the kind of success they have had at the Asia Cup. The way they are playing, the way they are probably peaking at the right time,” External link

news18 Saturday, October 15, 2022 4:39:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “Just like any other game, just like against Pakistan, South Africa or any other game. No team can be taken lightly especially in a format like T20, because in a T20, the shorter the format, any team can upset anyone,” External link

news18 Saturday, October 15, 2022 4:39:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : "When it comes to Shaheen Afridi, don't look to survive. Look to score runs from him. Because the moment you look to survive, everything becomes really small. Whether it's your backlift, whether it's your footwork, and obviously, in T20 cricket you can't look to survive," External link

newindianexpress Friday, October 14, 2022 12:47:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : "When it comes to Shaheen Afridi, don't look to survive. Look to score runs from him. Because the moment you look to survive, everything becomes really small. Whether it's your backlift, whether it's your footwork, and obviously, in T20 cricket you can't look to survive," External link

dnaindia Friday, October 14, 2022 5:50:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “When it comes to Shaheen Afridi, don’t look to survive. Look to score runs from him. Because the moment you look to survive, everything becomes really small. Whether it’s your backlift, whether it’s your footwork, and obviously, in T20 cricket you can’t look to survive,” “I know that he can be dangerous with the new ball, but again, irrespective, the Indian batters need to score more runs, get into better positions, and look to time the balls rather than to hit it. India will be fine because India has got the quality in their top 3 or 4 who can definitely take on Shaheen Shah Afridi,” External link

news18 Thursday, October 13, 2022 5:45:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir concluded : “Probably, it will be difficult to hit the side boundaries, so they have to play the gaps and probably convert the twos into threes and ones into twos, because running between the wickets will be very important,” External link

news18 Thursday, October 13, 2022 5:45:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “I know that he can be dangerous with the new ball, but again, irrespective, the Indian batters need to score more runs, get into better positions, and look to time the balls rather than to hit it. India will be fine because India has got the quality in their top 3 or 4 who can definitely take on Shaheen Shah Afridi,” External link

india Thursday, October 13, 2022 4:27:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “Bhilwara Kings is the most dangerous and balanced side. We play all matches with the same motivation be it first match or final. I will also try to score some runs which help the team win. When players like Yusuf [Pathan] and Irfan are in rhythm, bowlers have less margin of error and you have to deliver your best ball. Hopefully, we do that,” External link

news18 Wednesday, October 5, 2022 5:38:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : "Bhilwara Kings is the most dangerous and balanced side. We play all matches with the same motivation be it first match or final. I will also try to score some runs which help the team win. When players like Yusuf [Pathan] and Irfan are in rhythm, bowlers have less margin of error and you have to deliver your best ball. Hopefully we do that" External link

dnaindia Wednesday, October 5, 2022 3:43:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir added : "Bhilwara Kings is the most dangerous and balanced side. We play all matches with the same motivation be it the first match or final. I will also try to score some runs which help the team win. When players like Yusuf [Pathan] and Irfan are in rhythm, bowlers have less margin of error and you have to deliver your best ball. Hopefully, we do that." External link

irishsun Tuesday, October 4, 2022 10:29:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said ( about Virender Sehwag ) : "Batting with Yusuf increased my responsibility. It was a different combination. I was opening with Virender Sehwag previously. I had the responsibility as an anchor. I could not play fast as we were losing wickets," External link

irishsun Saturday, September 24, 2022 1:12:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said ( about Bhagat Singh ) : “Information poverty is the biggest challenge for our country. This new initiative is for the marginalised communities of east Delhi to eradicate and fight this challenge. The library in the memory of legendary freedom fighter Shaheed Bhagat Singh aims to continuously provide access to online and offline knowledge material and resources to the community, especially to young adults so that they can make a significant contribution to creating a literate community and society by engaging themselves in the larger realm of learning,” External link

newindianexpress Friday, September 23, 2022 7:21:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “These spaces (libraries) will serve as disaster-preparedness centres for conducting community awareness programmes like how to handle any pandemic or epidemic situation, awareness sessions,” External link

newindianexpress Friday, September 23, 2022 7:21:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir wrote : “Saddened by the demise of Shri Raju Srivastava! He will be remembered for enthralling the audience with his unique style of observation & clean comedy. Om Shanti” External link

independent-UK Wednesday, September 21, 2022 12:11:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “Do you think that this whole hero worship chokes the next star to come up? Nobody has grown in that shadow. It was Mahendra Singh Dhoni earlier, it is Virat Kohli now,” External link

india Tuesday, September 20, 2022 1:16:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir told ( about Virat Kohli ) : “When Kohli got a 100 (at Asia Cup) and there was this young guy (Bhuvneshwar) from a small town of Meerut, who also managed to get five wickets, no one even bothered to speak about him. This was so unfortunate. I was the only one, during that commentary stint, who said that. He bowled four overs and got five wickets and I don’t think anyone knows about that,” External link

news18 Tuesday, September 20, 2022 9:14:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “Only the big contributions, unfortunately, make headlines. It’s the small contributions, which we never bothered about. How many people have spoken about Bhuvneshwar Kumar? No one. It was the same game, same opposition and everything was the same,” External link

news18 Tuesday, September 20, 2022 9:14:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “Who created that (brand)? It is created by two things. First, by social media followers, which is probably the fakest thing in this country because you are judged by how many followers you have. That is what creates a brand,” External link

news18 Tuesday, September 20, 2022 9:14:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said ( about Kapil Dev ) : “Second, by the media and the broadcasters. If you keep talking about one person day in and day out, it eventually becomes a brand. That is how it was in 1983. Why start from Dhoni? It started in 1983. When India won the first World Cup, it was all about Kapil Dev. When we won in 2007 and 2011, it was Dhoni. Who created that? None of the players did. Nor did the BCCI. Have the news channels and broadcasters ever spoken about Indian cricket? Have we ever spoken that Indian cricket needs to flourish? There are more than two or three people who are stakeholders of Indian cricket,” “The media and the broadcasters create a brand, no one else creates a brand,” External link

news18 Tuesday, September 20, 2022 9:14:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “Never. We were very clear that we were not going to endorse any betting site,” External link

news18 Tuesday, September 20, 2022 7:41:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “I do endorse fantasy (games). I was also very clear that we had this apprehension at one point in time about whether we should or not. Fantasy and betting are probably a little similar, but not exactly the same. When I spoke to the owner of the fantasy game I endorse, I asked if they pay back in cash. He said no, we don’t pay back in cash. There are only gifts and hampers involved,” External link

news18 Tuesday, September 20, 2022 7:41:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “Do you think that this whole hero worship chokes the next star to come up? Nobody has grown in that shadow. It was Mahendra Singh Dhoni earlier, it is Virat Kohli now,” External link

india Tuesday, September 20, 2022 12:06:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir cited ( about Virat Kohli ) : “When Kohli got a 100 and there was this young guy from a small town of Meerut [Bhuvneshwar Kumar], who also managed to get five wickets, no one even bothered to speak about him. This was so unfortunate. I was the only one, during that commentary stint, who said that. He bowled four overs and got five wickets and I don’t think anyone knows about that. But Kohli scores a 100 and there are celebrations everywhere in this country. India needs to come out of this hero worship. Whether it’s Indian cricket, whether it’s politics, whether it’s Delhi cricket. We have to stop worshipping heroes. The only thing that we need to worship is Indian cricket, or for that matter Delhi or India,” External link

india Tuesday, September 20, 2022 12:06:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “I do endorse fantasy (games). I was also very clear that we had this apprehension at one point in time about whether we should or not. Fantasy and betting are probably a little similar, but not exactly the same. When I spoke to the owner of the fantasy game I endorse, I asked if they pay back in cash. He said no, we don’t pay back in cash. There are only gifts and hampers involved,” External link

expressindia Monday, September 19, 2022 1:14:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir recalled : “I said I haven’t come here to finish anyone. I haven’t come here to shorten someone’s line. I want to win this to extend our line. If the media is giving them jobs from 1983 to 2011, that’s the media’s problem, not ours. We need to win the World Cup because we want this country to be happy,” External link

expressindia Monday, September 19, 2022 10:02:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “You called him for a 5-minute interview after the match. How long did you run it? Just because he’s not a brand. He must have also worked equally hard. He must have also come from a humble background. He also deserves the same appreciation and the same credit. But because he’s not sellable or probably doesn’t get the numbers or the TRP. Everything can’t be about numbers Everything can’t be TRP. If the marketing team cannot sell someone, it is their problem,” External link

expressindia Monday, September 19, 2022 10:02:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said ( about Kolkata Knight ) : “It takes effort to sell someone who comes from a small town. They [broadcasters] should probably work harder. Let’s not only blame one or two, it has been going on since 1983. That was something I was trying to do when I was at Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) when I was leading them for seven years — to start appreciating small contributions,” External link

expressindia Monday, September 19, 2022 10:02:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “It will continue to continue similarly unless people start raising their voices. You guys can and should make a difference. Start contributing and appreciating small contributions, especially when it comes to sports because that is what Indian cricket needs. We need to move out of that shadow of 1983, 2007 and 2011. It’s done and dusted. That’s history,” “Start talking about 2022 and 2023” External link

expressindia Monday, September 19, 2022 10:02:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : "Don't start this nonsense about him (Kohli) opening the batting. He can't open the batting with KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma (available). I even said this on air that there shouldn't even be a debate about this. I will always be flexible about No. 3. If the openers bat out 10 overs, then I will have Suryakumar Yadav at No.3. If an early wicket falls then Kohli," External link

dnaindia Sunday, September 18, 2022 3:47:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “If Shami starts performing really well, then there would be a lot of question marks for selectors on why he is not on the plane to Australia. And imagine if Arshdeep, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, or Harshal Patel, if one of these is having a bad day, then there would be more question marks,” External link

news18 Sunday, September 18, 2022 2:51:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “Your wicket-keeper has to be able to bat in the top five and Rishabh Pant has that quality to bat at any number for that matter, number three, four, five,” External link

news18 Sunday, September 18, 2022 2:04:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “You can't do that. If you do that, you will miss out on a sixth bowler and you will not go into the World Cup with five bowlers. You need to have a backup. Unless you drop someone like Suryakumar Yadav, or KL Rahul has a bad tournament.. you can push Rishabh Pant to open the batting. Otherwise, I don't see both of these players in the middle-order,” External link

dnaindia Sunday, September 18, 2022 11:00:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said ( about Dinesh Karthick ) : “To start with, Rishabh Pant. Because I have said it in the past as well, you don't pick a T20 player only to play 10-12 balls. There is no guarantee that he is going to win you games. And Dinesh Karthik, unfortunately, has shown no interest in batting in the top-5. Your wicketkeeper has to be able to bat in the top-5 and Rishabh Pant has that quality to bat at any number for that matter,” “I will definitely have Rishabh Pant in my batting order. I don't believe in the notion that you need a left-hander in the middle-order. That's not the criteria, especially in a side like India. The criteria should be the ability to win a game, and Rishabh Pant has that. So yeah, Pant to start with at no.5, Hardik Pandya at 6, Axar at 7 and see if you want to Ashwin at 8, followed by three seamers” External link

dnaindia Sunday, September 18, 2022 11:00:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir told : “Exactly the same fluency as what we saw in the Asia Cup. The only issue is, that when we saw him play that innings against Afghanistan it was at the top of the order. And in a T20 format, there is a huge difference in playing in the first six and after the first six. And when you go into the middle without having any scoreboard pressure, suddenly when you’re one wicket down or probably will have to continue the momentum so that’s a different ball game, but runs under your belt or no runs under your belt, there is no better feeling than scoring a hundred,” External link

news18 Sunday, September 18, 2022 5:18:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said ( about Mohamed Chami ) : "If Shami starts performing really well, then there would be a lot of question marks for selectors on why he is not on the plane to Australia. And imagine if Arshdeep, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, or Harshal Patel, if one of these are having a bad day, then there would be more question marks. So, go with the guys who you have already picked irrespective of whether they are doing well or not. I know it is tough on Mohammed Shami, but it was anyway tough for him when he was not picked in the squad of 15 for the World Cup," External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, September 18, 2022 5:06:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “You know what happens in India? The moment someone starts doing very well... for example, when Virat Kohli scored a hundred in the last game, we all start forgetting what Rahul and Rohit have done over a long period of time. When you talk about Kohli opening the batting, imagine what happens to KL Rahul? Imagine the amount of insecurity he must be feeling. Imagine if he gets a low score in the first game, there will be another debate on whether Kohli should open in the next game,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, September 18, 2022 5:06:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “You don't want your top class players in that position, especially KL Rahul who has probably got more ability than Rohit Sharma or Virat Kohli. Imagine KL Rahul going into the World Cup thinking, 'what if I don't score runs against Pakistan? What if I get replaced by Virat Kohli?' You don't want that,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, September 18, 2022 5:06:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said ( about Rohit Sharma ) : “That's the reason we shouldn't entertain that question. Think from India's point of view. Think from KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma's point of view. Well, Rohit is the captain right now. Imagine if he was not the captain, what would he have felt? Everything falls down on KL Rahul,” “We should start thinking about how India can flourish, rather than certain individuals” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, September 18, 2022 5:06:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : "Don't start this nonsense about him (Kohli) opening the batting. He can't open the batting with KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma (available). I even said this on air that there shouldn't even be a debate about this. I will always be flexible about No. 3. If the openers bat out 10 overs, then I will have Suryakumar Yadav at No.3. If an early wicket falls then Kohli," External link

dnaindia Saturday, September 17, 2022 8:41:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “You can't do that. If you do that, you will miss out on a sixth bowler and you will not go into the World Cup with five bowlers. You need to have a backup. Unless you drop someone like Suryakumar Yadav, or KL Rahul has a bad tournament.. you can push Rishabh Pant to open the batting. Otherwise, I don't see both of these players in the middle-order,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, September 17, 2022 3:48:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said ( about Dinesh Karthick ) : “To start with, Rishabh Pant. Because I have said it in the past as well, you don't pick a T20 player only to play 10-12 balls. There is no guarantee that he is going to win you games. And Dinesh Karthik, unfortunately, has shown no interest in batting in the top-5. Your wicketkeeper has to be able to bat in the top-5 and Rishabh Pant has that quality to bat at any number for that matter,” “I will definitely have Rishabh Pant in my batting order. I don't believe in the notion that you need a left-hander in the middle-order. That's not the criteria, especially in a side like India. The criteria should be the ability to win a game, and Rishabh Pant has that. So yeah, Pant to start with at no.5, Hardik Pandya at 6, Axar at 7 and see if you want to Ashwin at 8, followed by three seamers” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, September 17, 2022 3:48:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “Don’t start this nonsense about him (Kohli) opening the batting. He can’t open the batting with KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma (available). I even said this on air that there shouldn’t even be a debate about this. I will always be flexible about No. 3. If the openers bat out 10 overs, then I will have Suryakumar Yadav at No.3. If an early wicket falls then Kohli,” External link

india Saturday, September 17, 2022 2:41:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : "Don't start this nonsense about him (Kohli) opening the batting. He can't open the batting with KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma (available). I even said this on air that there shouldn't even be a debate about this. I will always be flexible about No. 3. If the openers bat out 10 overs, then I will have Suryakumar Yadav at No.3. If an early wicket falls then Kohli," External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, September 17, 2022 6:29:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “Look, he has to realize that it has been three years, not just three months. Three years is a very long time. I am not going to be critical of him but he has earned this backing as he has scored loads of runs in the past,” External link

news18 Friday, September 9, 2022 5:20:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said ( about Virat Kohli ) : “Virat Kohli is a threat to anyone in world cricket he plays like that,” External link

india Thursday, September 8, 2022 10:58:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said ( about Dinesh Karthick ) : "You need a left-handed batsman in the middle order. There are a lot of right-handers in India, which is one-dimensional. And he's done really well. He may be a floater as well as someone who can open the game for you. It's a little startling, but I hope it's not long-term. I'm still going with Rishabh Pant over Dinesh Karthik. It's a huge surprise" External link

dnaindia Wednesday, September 7, 2022 5:15:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “He has been picked for his experience and his quality. He is no more an off-spinner in T20 cricket, he is a mystery bowler. He gas got all the variation up his sleeves. And if you have picked him you might as well start playing him. No. 1 Test bowler in the world with 400 odd wickets. Why would you want him on the bench if you have picked him. He should be playing. I hope he plays continuously and if they are thinking of him for the World Cup he should be given a longer run,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, September 6, 2022 7:02:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “Very good, in fact, Virat Kohli looked very very good, I loved the approach of Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul followed by Suryakumar Yadav, Hooda; all those guys played well but Virat Kohli was good, so you got to give it to him, coming back after the way he batted in the first and second game just showed that probably he got that confidence back especially today; looked really good and I hope he continues this form,” External link

news18 Monday, September 5, 2022 7:59:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said ( about Virat Kohli ) : “But Virat Kohli was good, so you got to give it to him, coming back after the way he batted in the first and second game just showed that probably he got that confidence back specially today; looked really good and I hope he continues this form,” External link

india Monday, September 5, 2022 3:28:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir concluded ( about Virat Kohli ) : “Suryakumar, Deepak Hooda and Rishabh Pant might not be able to do it, but they need to learn from Virat Kohli, how important it is under pressure in big games, where you are put in pressure and whether you are able to play that risk-free cricket and still get those 10-11 runs per over,” External link

india Monday, September 5, 2022 3:28:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : "Really happy with the squad that India Capitals have put on the table. Congratulations to Ruchir (GM)and the team for the fabulous job" External link

srilankasource Saturday, September 3, 2022 12:41:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : "Really happy with the squad that India Capitals have put on the table. Congratulations to Ruchir (GM)and the team for the fabulous job" External link

irishsun Saturday, September 3, 2022 10:37:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said ( about Virat Kohli ) : "Probably this is not the right opposition to judge Virat Kohli or any batter. But the runs were important, you have to put in the effort to score runs in the middle, whoever the opposition might be," External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, September 1, 2022 6:45:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir added ( about Dinesh Karthick ) : “That’s more of a like-to-like replacement as well and he (Hooda) hasn’t done anything wrong. So for me, Rishabh Pant should play, but instead of Dinesh Karthik. If you are resting Hardik Pandya, then I think Deepak Hooda deserves a go” External link

news18 Thursday, September 1, 2022 5:24:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said ( about Virat Kohli ) : “It doesn't matter where you want to play. What matters is where the team wants you to play. If you ask anyone where he wants to play, everyone will say top-3. But if someone is in as good form as Suryakumar Yadav, you would want to utilize his form. Virat Kohli can come at 4, Hardik Pandya at 5 and then you can shuffle the battle order,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, September 1, 2022 10:07:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “Positivity doesn't mean you need to go ‘bang bang’. And what is this approach that we keep talking about, the English approach and all that stuff. The only approach is to win a game of cricket, whether you win it in the 15th over or the 19th over, it doesn't matter. As long as the approach depends on the condition, you're playing on that as well,” “If there's something in the new ball and you try to go really hard, you might end up losing 3-4 wickets in the first six overs, the game is over. When we talk about template or batting at a certain tempo, I absolutely don't agree with it” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, August 30, 2022 7:46:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir concluded : “That is what T20 format is made for. It is to express yourself. But if you are chasing 148, why would you go for 60 in six overs when you can also end up losing five wickets going really hard? You can get the opposition back in the game!” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, August 30, 2022 7:46:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir told ( about Rohit Sharma ) : “He will be extremely disappointed because Rohit Sharma’s wicket had just fallen and after that if you play a shot like that, it is good a youngster did not play that shot. There would have been a lot of criticism if a youngster had played that kind of shot,” External link

india Monday, August 29, 2022 7:06:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : "I won't experiment from now on because how many games do we have… this Asia Cup? And then you've got what… five more games, six more games and then the World Cup. From now on, you want a settled Playing XI. Yes, you can have your backups as well but that is the way I would have wanted. It is a bit of a surprise because Rishabh Pant has been an X-factor," External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, August 28, 2022 6:00:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : "I am glad to share that I have committed to take part in the upcoming Legends League Cricket from September 17th onwards. I am excited in anticipation of being on a cricket field once again. It will be a privilege and an honour to rub shoulders once again with the glitterati of world cricket," External link

irishsun Friday, August 19, 2022 4:59:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : "I am glad to share that I have committed to take part in the upcoming Legends League Cricket from September 17th onwards. I am excited in anticipation of being on a cricket field once again. It will be a privilege and an honour to rub shoulders once again with the glitterati of world cricket," External link

dnaindia Friday, August 19, 2022 3:44:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “I am glad to share that I have committed to take part in the upcoming Legends League Cricket from September 17th onwards. I am excited in anticipation of being on a cricket field once again. It will be a privilege and an honour to rub shoulders once again with the glitterati of world cricket,” External link

india Friday, August 19, 2022 11:55:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said ( about Arvind Kejriwal ) : "Before becoming the chief minister, Arvind Kejriwal and his associates had claimed that upon assuming office, they will clean up the system, which will result in huge savings for the public exchequer, and the electricity tariff will reduce drastically. But Delhiites pay one of the highest electricity tariffs in the country and the government ends up spending Rs 4,000 crore on power subsidy," External link

timesofindia Sunday, July 17, 2022 7:27:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir claimed : "11 Lakh households in Delhi have to pay for electricity at 10 per unit, which is one of the highest in the entire country" External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, July 16, 2022 9:34:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “If he doesn’t have a place in the playing XI, there’s no point giving him a place in the squad” External link

india Saturday, June 18, 2022 7:22:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “Too early to say. T20 World Cup is far ahead. He needs to consistently perform till then but if he wants to bat only in the last three overs, things could get tough. India will definitely be looking at someone in the top 7 who can bowl and if Axar is batting at 7, the team would be a batter short,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, June 16, 2022 1:57:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : "In such a case I would not have him (Karthik) in the World Cup Squad. I would definitely have people like Rishabh Pant, and Deepak Hooda (in the team). We have got KL Rahul, we've got Suryakumar Yadav, Rohit Sharma. Once they come back, it's going to be tough for Dinesh Karthik to find a place in the playing XI. If he doesn't have a place in the playing XI, there's no point giving him a place in the squad," External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, June 16, 2022 1:57:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “The party has taken strict disciplinary action against her and she has unequivocally apologised for the same. The blatant display of hatred, death threats against her and her family and coordinated rioting in different parts of the country is a cause of concern” External link

india Monday, June 13, 2022 3:47:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “The question is, when KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli return, will the Indian team persist with them? Because you always talk about x-factor and about having a fearless approach. Whether he (Ishan) scores runs or not, he brings in that fearless approach. Will they be tempted to start with him and Rohit and play KL Rahul in the middle order?” External link

news18 Monday, June 13, 2022 1:32:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir told : "It's very important to vary your pace. If Chahal thinks 'I'll bowl tight and get wickets', it's not going to happen. That's the job of a left-arm spinner. A finger spinner is your defensive bowler but a wrist spinner is your attacking option. He (Chahal) needs to have an attacking mindset. He can give 50 runs in four overs. But if he picks up three wickets, he can take the team to a situation from where it can win the match. But if he concedes 40-50 runs and gets just one wicket, it's a problem," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, June 13, 2022 4:47:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said ( about Dinesh Karthick ) : “Now that you have played Dinesh Karthik, you will continue with him. But I still feel you could have played Deepak Hooda, with the form he was in. Also, he is a youngster. But in the next matches, I don't think any changes are required to be done unless the wicket is extremely dry,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, June 11, 2022 1:28:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “In that case, you can probably sit out a seamer and play the leg-spinner in Bishnoi and Hardik can be your third seamer. You will have two wrist-spinners as attacking options but if the ground is small and there is not much spin in the wicket, then you will probably see the same team,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, June 11, 2022 1:28:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : "This bowler has a lot of talent, he has pace, a big heart to bowl the difficult overs. But I will want to see him improve further in every match. He is a young bowler, only the IPL should not be his goal, the T20 World Cup is coming ahead," External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, June 11, 2022 7:08:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir explained ( about Mohsin Khan ) : "It is a good thing if one player pushes the other, then you can bring out a better performance from the other player, which you want. Your squad is a good one when every player is pushed, the other player comes and pushes you and Mohsin Khan did that exceptionally well," External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, June 11, 2022 7:08:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “I spend all of this money from my own pocket and not from the MPLAD fund. The MPLAD fund doesn’t run my kitchen or other things that I do. I don’t have a tree in my house from where I can pluck money either,” External link

news18 Saturday, June 4, 2022 7:49:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir wrote : "History made. Welcome to India #Thomascup! Phenomenal! Jai Hind," External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, May 15, 2022 2:19:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : "See there is nothing wrong in losing. It's absolutely fine. One team has to win, one team has to lose. But there is a lot wrong in giving me. Today I thought that we gave up. We were weak, and honestly, there is no place for being weak in a tournament like IPL or in sport. That is where the problem is. We have beaten teams in this competition and have played really good cricket. But today I thought that we probably lacked that game sense which is more important," "We knew that they bowled well and we expect them to bowl well. It's a world-class competition, you're playing against international bowlers. And we want people to challenge us no doubt about it. That is what we play the sport for. We practice day in and day out because we want to be challenged" External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, May 11, 2022 10:45:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “There is nothing wrong in losing it is absolutely fine. One team has to win one team has to lose. But there is a lot wrong in giving up. Today I thought that we gave up we were weak. And honestly, there is no place for being weak in a tournament like the IPL or in sport. That is where the problem is. We have beaten sides in this competition but I felt today we lacked the game sense,” External link

india Wednesday, May 11, 2022 6:52:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said ( about Mohsin Khan ) : "For me, the standout player was Mohsin Khan. You can't ask for someone like him and this kind of a spell on such a wicket at Wankhede – four overs 4/16… unbelievable. But we still haven't played out best cricket and there is still a long way to go. Mohsin's over turned the game in our favour. It's not about one over, but the spell that he bowled. And that one over where he got Rovman Powell and Shardul Thakur out was the turning point. Young guy with such a great head on his shoulders. Too much of confidence, backing his skills. If the guy keeps working hard, he would probably become a very good player," External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, May 3, 2022 2:41:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir added : "We again got out of jail. KL was unbelievable, Hooda brilliant," "I don't think we have played our best cricket. Yes, we've got a win but I think we don't want to put anything under the carpet. We still need to keep getting better in all the three areas and that is what champion sides do" External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, May 3, 2022 2:41:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said ( about Virat Kohli ) : “He has got many options. He plays spin very well, has got all the shots; he is a 360-degree player as well. That is what makes him very difficult to bowl at. When Virat comes back, I still want to see Suryakumar bat at No. 3 and Virat at No. 4,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, May 1, 2022 1:36:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir told ( about Virat Kohli ) : “He has got many options. He plays spin very well, has got all the shots; he is a 360-degree player as well. That is what makes him very difficult to bowl at. When Virat comes back, I still want to see Suryakumar bat at No. 3 and Virat at No. 4,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, May 1, 2022 1:36:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “I have lots of mutual respect for MS Dhoni. I have said it on air, I can say it anywhere in front of 138 crore people, if ever in need, I hope he’s never in need in life but if he is ever in need, I will be the first person standing next to him because of what he has done for Indian cricket and what he is as a human being” External link

expressindia Friday, April 1, 2022 11:51:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir wrote : “It was nice catching up skipper!” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, April 1, 2022 5:53:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “He was a voracious reader and even better orator. His words still resonate with the youth,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, March 24, 2022 11:11:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir told : “Look, you don't have to be best friends off the field to perform on it. They are professionals and they know that they have a job to do. You don't have to go out for dinner every night if you are playing in the same team. I have not been friends with everyone in every team that I have played in,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, March 23, 2022 12:18:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “Ultimately, it is the leader who is the flag-bearer of a team and so it’s Rahul who will lead Lucknow Supergiants on and off the field. For me, it is important to have KL Rahul the batter, who is also the captain of the team rather than KL Rahul, the captain, who also bats. I hope I am able to make you understand the difference,” External link

india Tuesday, March 22, 2022 9:27:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “I have never believed that you should play IPL looking at national team. IPL is a platform to express one’s self. One can grow as a leader but there are no guarantees that there is a time period that IPL will help you become India captain,” External link

india Tuesday, March 22, 2022 9:27:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir told : “I’ve got into a lot of fights in school… In 12th standard, when every kid wants to go to school, attend the last days, and I was playing Ranji Trophy as well – I got suspended for two months. I straightaway sat in the board exams after that. Even my prefect badge was taken away. We had gone to Mayo College and were playing this ITSC tournament and we got into a fight with DPS,” External link

india Monday, March 21, 2022 3:31:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir recalled : “We also did another thing which I now realize was very wrong. As kids you are full of fervour. We were staying in Oman House. The man on whose name that House was built, had brought a huge portrait with a massive frame from Oman. At night, we had a shoe fight with spikes and all and ruined that picture. The headmaster of that House starting crying,” External link

india Monday, March 21, 2022 3:31:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : "I've got into a lot of fights in school... In 12th standard, when every kid wants to go to school, attend the last days, and I was playing Ranji Trophy as well - I got suspended for two months. I straightaway sat in the board exams after that. Even my perfect badge was taken away. We had gone to Mayo College and were playing this ITSC tournament and we got into a fight with DPS," External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, March 20, 2022 2:38:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir added : “We also did another thing which I now realize was very wrong. As kids, you are full of fervour. We were staying in Oman House. The man on whose name that House was built, had brought a huge portrait with a massive frame from Oman. At night, we had a shoe fight with spikes and all and ruined that picture. The headmaster of that House starting crying,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, March 20, 2022 2:38:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : "Thanks a lot to Dr Goenka and the RPSG Group for presenting me this wonderful opportunity in their setup," External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, March 20, 2022 2:38:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir added : "Sometimes when you are leading the side, you have to do it even if you don't want to do it because you want your team to play the way you want. As a leader, sometimes you are not thinking about personal relationships with the other guy [but] just because you are leading a team, you have to do it," External link

dnaindia Saturday, March 19, 2022 6:21:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir added : "See we can have differences in opinion, you might look at the game a different way, I might look at the game in a different way. I've got my own opinions, he's got his own opinion. I've actually been the vice-captain the longest time when he was the captain... We've been rivals on the field when we played for our respective teams. But I've got so much mutual respect for him, for the kind of person, the kind of cricketer he is," External link

dnaindia Saturday, March 19, 2022 1:24:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : "And I can say it again, had he batted at No. 3, he would've broken all the records. We talk about some of the greats of No. 3 - he would've broken everything in white-ball cricket," External link

dnaindia Saturday, March 19, 2022 1:24:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said ( about Kerala Congress ) : “The way such propaganda against a film is being done by Kerala Congress shows how much some people are afraid of the truth. This film has done the job of exposing the exodus of Kashmiri Hindus and the heinous crimes committed against them,” External link

expressindia Monday, March 14, 2022 6:52:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : "We have not made false promises but have worked on the ground, we do not believe in inaugurating but believe in working. This park of Mandawali will be for the residents of this place in the coming times. The deputy chief minister of Delhi also comes from same area, but he never paid any attention to the development of this area. He only does the inauguration, not the work. The chief minister of Delhi also constantly spends the money earned by the people of Delhi in his advertisement" External link

timesofindia Sunday, March 13, 2022 3:04:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said ( about Ravindra Jadeja ) : “I feel the innings Ravindra Jadeja played in Australia or the knocks he has played outside India, he will get more confidence from that. Stats can be very misleading,” External link

news18 Monday, March 7, 2022 2:39:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “If he had probably not scored runs in those conditions, the team management might have had the temptation to play someone else, probably Ashwin at No. 7. When you come after scoring runs in such difficult conditions, you get opportunities to improve your stats or your Test record,” External link

news18 Monday, March 7, 2022 2:39:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said ( about Ravindra Jadeja ) : “I feel the innings Ravindra Jadeja played in Australia or the knocks he has played outside India, he will get more confidence from that. Stats can be very misleading,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, March 7, 2022 5:19:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “If he had probably not scored runs in those conditions, the team management might have had the temptation to play someone else, probably Ashwin at No. 7. When you come after scoring runs in such difficult conditions, you get opportunities to improve your stats or your Test record,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, March 7, 2022 5:19:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “I would want to see R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja play together away from home - whether it is South Africa, Australia, New Zealand or England. We say at times that two spinners cannot play together but if you have two such quality spinners and Jadeja can give you quality batting like this at No. 7, then there is no problem in that,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, March 5, 2022 7:15:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “Ashwin and Jadeja are both bowlers who can bat as well, it can give you an exceptional attack. You can control the game also and give breaks to your fast bowlers as well. Along with that, even if there is a slight help from the pitch, Jadeja and Ashwin can become a lethal combination,” “R Ashwin disappointed me a little on the last tour of South Africa because the experience he has and the sort of bowler he is, I would want to see him bowl with an attacking mindset. We have seen two types of Ashwin, the Melbourne spell he bowled was according to me, the best spell by an off-spinner but in South Africa he bowled with an extremely defensive thinking,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, March 5, 2022 7:15:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “I don't think so. Because it won't be a big challenge for Rohit Sharma in red-ball cricket. If you talk about Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane, you have experienced players like Hanuma Vihari and Shreyas Iyer who can replace them. Iyer had made a bright start to Test cricket,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, March 4, 2022 9:18:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “We did go for Prasidh Krishna till INR 9.5 crore. He was always in the scheme of things. But we couldn't have got any further. When we couldn't get Prasidh, Avesh was the last in that rank who could bowl quick, so we had to go harder for him,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, February 17, 2022 6:39:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “I know some people say that we overpaid certain players but in Avesh's case, he's young and can bowl quick. He's someone you can build the Indian bowling with, and build the bowling department for the future. While people only talk about the present, we thought about the future as well. How many people who are that young can bowl 145 and can also bowl at different stages of the game?” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, February 17, 2022 6:39:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “Imagine if Holder and Wood bowl alongside him and you put in Stoinis, it would give you a good balance. If I was captain, it would've made me very happy,” “Avesh is someone we thought we could build the franchise with, alongside Ravi Bishnoi” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, February 17, 2022 6:39:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir told : “I think this could’ve been sorted behind closed doors as well. It was an internal battle. It was a great TRP for a lot of new channels but that’s fine. If you go to the depth of it, the matter can easily be solved. It’s not that big of an issue,” External link

india Tuesday, February 1, 2022 9:48:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “Everything has a tenure and time period. You obviously have to be aware of that. People might say ‘what this guy has done’ but you know when you think of moving forward and achieving more, you feel like you have done your job” External link

india Tuesday, February 1, 2022 9:48:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : "I think this could've been sorted behind closed doors as well. It was an internal battle. It was a great TRP for a lot of new channels but that's fine. If you go to the depth of it, the matter can easily be solved. It's not that big of an issue," External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, February 1, 2022 2:29:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : "Sometimes we start relating someone just with performances and the results. It's too early to judge someone by just captaining 4 game," External link

dnaindia Tuesday, February 1, 2022 12:13:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “It is for the support staff to make him feel free. The biggest burden will not be the price tag but the pressure to perform. We want players who are honest, want to play for the franchise and who do not think of playing for India in those two months. Playing for India is a by-product. We want performances for Lucknow,” External link

india Tuesday, February 1, 2022 7:04:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “I would want to persist with Prasidh Krishna for sure, irrespective of the conditions. If Bumrah is rested for the next series which he should be, then Krishna should be used in the West Indies series. And even if they concede a lot of runs, it won’t matter because they need experience. Deepak Chahar should also play. He can be rotated with Thakur,” External link

india Friday, January 28, 2022 11:01:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “I feel he should only be considered for T20 cricket. Because he doesn’t have that level of maturity yet. He has been given an opportunity to play international level after watching him in only 7-8 IPL matches. If you are going by IPL performances, then play him in T20 cricket. ODI is a completely different ball game and a completely different beast,” External link

news18 Tuesday, January 25, 2022 10:12:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “You have to accept him the way he is. He will play match-winning innings but also play rash shots like today. If the management is patient to back a player like this, then we can see him getting more opportunities,” External link

india Monday, January 24, 2022 8:29:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir added ( about Virat Kohli ) : “You live by the sword, you die by the sword. Pant will continue playing in the manner that he’s currently playing. He’s not someone like Virat Kohli, who will slowly build his innings. Yes, the team management can groom Pant to do that but it won’t happen overnight… it will take time,” External link

india Monday, January 24, 2022 8:29:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said ( about Virat Kohli ) : "You live by the sword, you die by the sword. Pant will continue playing in the manner that he's currently playing. He's not someone like Virat Kohli, who will slowly build his innings. Yes, the team management can groom Pant to do that but it won't happen overnight... it will take time," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, January 24, 2022 6:29:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir stated ( about Virat Kohli ) : "Kohli previously has won games for India when the required run-rate was over six... but both these youngsters lost a golden opportunity today. A match-winning innings today from Shreyas or Surya would have showcased the ability of both batters to play under pressure situations," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, January 24, 2022 6:29:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : "Fear of losing. You don't play on reputations. Cricket isn't played on reputations. It is played in the middle. Many people say that India's top-4 or top-5 is very explosive and very experienced. But the way you play in the middle is the only way to determine results" External link

dnaindia Sunday, January 23, 2022 4:36:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “Fear of losing. You don't play on reputations,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, January 23, 2022 12:21:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir told : "No brainer when it comes to KL Rahul, not just as a batter but as a leader as well. Obviously, it's a work in progress, but he gives you three things -- he opens the batting, he can keep wickets and he is a phenomenal white-ball batter, his consistency and his run-scoring has been phenomenal when he has played for Punjab and other franchises and what better than having someone who gives you 3 things," External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, January 22, 2022 3:57:00 PM EAT



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Wasim Akram said ( about Gautam Gambhir ) : “That's his opinion. Gautam Gambhir himself being a successful captain in IPL (Indian Premier League). Winning twice with KKR. One of the top players of his time, everybody is, I suppose has a right to give their opinion. And that's his opinion,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, November 2, 2022 11:07:00 AM EAT

Yusuf Pathan said ( about Gautam Gambhir ) : "We have played very competitive cricket and look forward to playing with the same aggressive approach tomorrow. Win or loss is part of the game. India Capitals was the first team to enter the final. Gautam Gambhir is a mastermind captain. It will be challenging to play against him," External link

dnaindia Wednesday, October 5, 2022 3:43:00 PM EAT

Harbhajan Singh said ( about Gautam Gambhir ) : "These people are here just to have fun on somebody else's expense. Their job is to needle in other people's lives. I don't need to give any clarification to anyone. What Gautam and I share and what our bond is, I don't need to say anything to anyone. Let them come up with assumptions. But at the same time, I would like to advice all these people. 'Please be humans, don't behave like animals'. Do you even know the context? Curd had fallen on my feet which is why I laughed. But you guys wouldn't know because you guys were only looking at my face. I stand with every Indian player and it doesn't matter to me what anyone says on social media. Gautam is my brother and my heart beats for India," External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, August 31, 2022 7:50:00 AM EAT

Shahid Afridi told ( about Gautam Gambhir ) : “It’s not like I have had a fight with any of the Indian players. Yes, sometimes there are some arguments with Gautam Gambhir on social media. And I think that Gautam is a sort of character which no one likes even in the Indian team,” External link

india Monday, August 29, 2022 7:06:00 PM EAT

Shahid Afridi said ( about Gautam Gambhir ) : “It's not like I have had a fight with any of the Indian players. Yes, sometimes there are some arguments with Gautam Gambhir on social media. And I think that Gautam is a sort of character which no one likes even in the Indian team,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, August 29, 2022 5:15:00 AM EAT

Raman Raheja said ( about Gautam Gambhir ) : "Who will ever forget Gautam's match, winning 97 runs in the 2011 World Cup Finals? I am sure fans will be expecting to experience the same nerve-chilling performance from Gautam and other iconic players in Season 2," External link

irishsun Friday, August 19, 2022 4:59:00 PM EAT

Sunil Narine told ( about Gautam Gambhir ) : "Gautam Gambhir asked me to open. He wanted me to get the team off to a fast start, it didn't matter if I lost my wicket early. Nobody could plan too much for me as I was still new to the role, opposition didn't take me that seriously, and I went from strength to strength. The more I performed well, the more confidence KKR had in me and gave me that encouragement," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, August 1, 2022 10:41:00 AM EAT

Sheldon Jackson told ( about Gautam Gambhir ) : "Gautam Gambhir literally made me who I am today. He picked me up from a Ranji Trophy team and he backed me back then when no one knew me. He got me into KKR and groom me. He is my idol. Even till date if I want to speak to him, he is the one man I always look up to," External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, June 14, 2022 12:07:00 PM EAT

Arvind Kejriwal replied ( about Gautam Gambhir ) : "Gautam ji, thank u for ur offer. The problem is not of money but availability of PPE kits. We wud be grateful if u cud help us get them from somewhere immediately, Del govt will buy them. Thank u," External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, June 5, 2022 11:32:00 AM EAT

Piyush Chawla said ( about Gautam Gambhir ) : "The way he's leading the side is thrilling to watch. He is leading the Super Giants brilliantly. It's good to see him going for the kill. He's placing slip fielders in the 11th-12th overs and looking to finish the game early. This is something which he's learning well from mentor Gautam Gambhir who was like this during his stint as IPL captain." External link

irishsun Sunday, May 15, 2022 5:39:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said ( about Gautam Gambhir ) : “I think Stoinis’ current role is fine, and Gautam Gambhir is an experienced and shrewd campaigner. He has won two IPL titles. He knows who is the most useful player according to the situation. If we see power, experience and the ability to hit sixes, Stoinis is the man,” External link

news18 Tuesday, May 10, 2022 10:14:00 PM EAT

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Gautam Gambhir told : “It’s not only one chink in his armour. Indian unit as a batting unit has struggled against spin. Just the ability to not be able to manoeuvre..it’s easy to hit those big sixes but the ability to rotate strikes consistently. And there was enough purchase for spinners as well. It was pretty much evident when you got Michael Bracewell against Ishan Kishan,” External link

india Monday, January 30, 2023 11:21:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir told : “It’s not only one chink in his armour. Indian unit as a batting unit has struggled against spin. Just the ability to not be able to manoeuvre..it’s easy to hit those big sixes but the ability to rotate strikes consistently. And there was enough purchase for spinners as well. It was pretty much evident when you got Michael Bracewell against Ishan Kishan,” External link

india Monday, January 30, 2023 6:16:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir added : “I think these young players need to learn quickly how to rotate strike because, on a wicket like this, it’s not gonna be easy to go down the ground and hit those big sixes. It’s a surprise because of the way he batted in Bangladesh after scoring that double-hundred. He has struggled after that, everyone thought his graph will start growing up with the kind of innings he has played,” External link

india Monday, January 30, 2023 6:16:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “It’s not about the record honestly. Virat Kohli will go on to get many more centuries than Sachin Tendulkar in 50-overs format. See, the rules have changed, ” External link

news18 Sunday, January 22, 2023 11:59:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir added : “You should not compare eras. It’s not fair to compare eras as well where there was one new ball as compared to now when there are 2 new balls with five fielders inside. But yes, he has been a master in this format and he has shown it over such a long period of time,” External link

news18 Sunday, January 22, 2023 11:59:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said ( about Rohit Sharma ) : “We should be equally hard on Rohit because 50 innings in international cricket is quite a lot,” External link

expressindia Friday, January 20, 2023 9:00:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said ( about Rohit Sharma ) : “It’s not that you didn’t get a 100 in one or two series, and that is one thing that is missing in Rohit’s game from the last World Cup. This time he’s looking in good form, he’s hitting the ball well, but he has to convert. Virat has got it (form) back and Rohit needs to get it back at least before the World Cup because these two guys will be extremely important if India has to go all the way and win the World Cup,” External link

expressindia Friday, January 20, 2023 9:00:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir added : “It’s not you didn’t get a 100 in one or two series, and that is one thing that is missing in Rohit’s game from the last World Cup. He used to get those big 100s, this time he’s looking in good form, he’s hitting the ball well but he has to convert. One thing that has stood out for Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma, and Virat has got it back, Rohit Sharma need to get it back at least before the World Cup because these two guys will be extremely important if India has to go all the way and win the World Cup,” External link

india Monday, January 16, 2023 6:39:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir added : "It is my duty as a public representative to make the lives of the most deprived sections easier. This is the vision behind these community kitchens," External link

timesofindia Saturday, January 14, 2023 5:34:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir recalled : “I remember the watching the Australia World Cup when India lost the game to Australia by 1 run. I remember, that's the only time I've cried for cricket, and I probably cried because India only lost that game by one run. After that, I've never cried, not even after winning the World Cup,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, January 12, 2023 8:15:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said ( about Rohit Sharma ) : “The surprising fact is that in the last four or five years he has gotten this many hundreds. Rohit Sharma before the last five-six years was not this consistent. He definitely got about 20 hundreds in the last five-six-seven years,” External link

expressindia Thursday, January 12, 2023 1:52:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “MS Dhoni was very supportive because he wanted me to get a 100. He always wanted me to get a hundred. He told me between overs as well that 'get your hundred, take your time and don't rush into it. I can accelerate if there is any need to',” External link

dnaindia Wednesday, January 11, 2023 12:35:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “You can’t compare Virat with Sachin. In Sachin’s era there weren’t 5 players inside the 30-yard circle,” External link

india Wednesday, January 11, 2023 8:16:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said ( about Virat Kohli ) : “It was pretty ordinary bowling. The top three of the Indian batting line-up have got lots and lots of runs behind them. Rohit and Kohli obviously, Shubman also has the ability to get so many runs in international cricket. And how easy it was for Rohit and Shubman to get runs today. That was a surprise for me. You have to be consistent and Sri Lanka’s bowling outing was very very disappointing for me,” External link

india Wednesday, January 11, 2023 8:16:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : "You can't compare Virat with Sachin. In Sachin's era there weren't 5 players inside the 30-yard circle," External link

dnaindia Tuesday, January 10, 2023 7:14:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir added ( about Virat Kohli ) : "It was pretty ordinary bowling. The top three of the Indian batting line-up have got lots and lots of runs behind them. Rohit and Kohli obviously, Shubman also has the ability to get so many runs in international cricket. And how easy it was for Rohit and Shubman to get runs today. That was a surprise for me. You have to be consistent and Sri Lanka's bowling outing was very very disappointing for me," External link

dnaindia Tuesday, January 10, 2023 7:14:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : "What a knock @surya_14kumar! Time to put him in test cricket! #SKYscraper," External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, January 8, 2023 6:21:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “It’s the responsibility of the bowler,” External link

india Saturday, January 7, 2023 3:04:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : "This year ODI for sure. If they want to take a break, people who play more than three formats, they can definitely take a break from T20 cricket, but surely not from the ODI format. They got to play together. I think the biggest mistake that Indian cricket has made in the last two World Cups has been that these guys have not played enough of cricket together. Tell me how many times have we got the best playing 11 on the park? We haven't, only during the World Cup we decided to have the best playing 11, but unfortunately, that was never the best playing 11," "These guys have to play enough of white ball cricket, especially for the 50 overs World Cup together irrespective whether they want to take a break from the T20 or from the IPL. But the break has to happen in the T20 format and not the 50 overs. If the franchisee has to suffer they have to suffer. Indian cricket is the main stakeholder, not the IPL. IPL is just a by-product. So, if India goesout and wins the World Cup, that is the bigger ovation, that is the bigger ring. For example, if an important player does miss the IPL games so be it, because IPL happens every year and the World Cup happens only once in four years. So, for me, I think winning the World Cup is far more important than winning the IPL," External link

irishsun Friday, January 6, 2023 5:03:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “I feel people like Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and all those guys who can anchor their innings, who probably can play spin really well will play a massive role in the coming World Cup,” External link

dnaindia Thursday, January 5, 2023 8:12:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “They got to play together. I think the biggest mistake that Indian cricket has made in the last two World Cups has been that these guys have not played enough cricket together. Tell me how many times have we got the best playing 11 on the park? We haven’t, only during the World Cup we decided to have the best playing 11, but unfortunately, that was never the best playing 11. So these guys have to play enough of white ball cricket, especially for the 50 overs World Cup together irrespective of whether they want to take a break from the T20 or from the IPL,” External link

india Thursday, January 5, 2023 7:35:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : "They got to play together. I think the biggest mistake that Indian cricket has made in the last two World Cups has been that these guys have not played enough cricket together. Tell me how many times have we got the best playing 11 on the park? We haven't, only during the World Cup we decided to have the best playing 11, but unfortunately, that was never the best playing 11. So these guys have to play enough of white ball cricket, especially for the 50 overs World Cup together irrespective of whether they want to take a break from the T20 or from the IPL," External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, January 5, 2023 6:00:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “First, you need to identify the players who have that fearless approach and probably in a format like 50 overs you need to have a mixture of every kind of player. There are players who can anchor their innings. Change in the role has also made a huge difference,” “During that time we had only one new ball, now we’ve got two new balls with five fielders inside. So, the role of a part-timer has gone out of the window. The reverse swings, you don’t see enough reverse swings anymore, you don’t see enough purchase for the finger spinners as well,” External link

news18 Wednesday, January 4, 2023 7:10:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : "First, you need to identify the players who got that fearless approach and probably in a format like 50 overs you need to have a mixture of every kind of player. There are players who can anchor their innings. Change in role has also made a huge difference," External link

business-standard Wednesday, January 4, 2023 3:57:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : "During that time we had only one new ball, now we've got two new balls with five fielders inside. So, the role of a part timer has gone out of the window. The reverse swings, you don't see enough of reverse swings anymore, you don't see enough of chase for the finger spinners as well," "But, I always feel that when we talk about this new approach, which India always talks about, the template and stuff, you've got to identify players who can adapt those roles or that template very easily" External link

business-standard Wednesday, January 4, 2023 3:57:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “We haven’t, only during the World Cup we decided to have the best playing 11, but unfortunately that was never the best playing 11,” External link

india Wednesday, January 4, 2023 3:28:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir added ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “Axar Patel – whether it is T20 or Test cricket – he is putting pressure in every format and today you also got to see the range. I believe the more options you have is better for the Indian team and Axar as well,” External link

india Wednesday, January 4, 2023 1:51:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir added : “He (Pandya) has been absolutely brilliant. Since he has come out of that controversy. Since he has taken over as captain of Gujarat Titans, he has won the IPL. He has done everything possible that was asked of him, from the Indian cricket point of view," he said. Looking at the World Cup as well, I think the semi-final when it came to that crunch game, where India was under pressure. And then playing that kind of a blinder (63 off 33). I think he has that X-factor. Hopefully, he can try and give that X-factor or courage to other guys as well. This is a very young side, they are fearless, and that is what you want to see in T20I cricket,” External link

news18 Wednesday, January 4, 2023 11:31:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said ( about Rohit Sharma ) : "I don't think we need to look into it that much because we have to wait and watch once Rohit comes into the T20 squad whether they are going to still continue with Hardik as the captain and Surya as the vice-captain. We will have to wait and watch because how many options did you have with this young squad? " External link

HindustanTimes Monday, January 2, 2023 4:36:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir pointed out ( about Rohit Sharma ) : "Now he has been trusted with leadership and being the vice-captain of the country is always a great honour. So I am sure he is going to do a good job. Even if Rohit Sharma comes in and the selectors feel that Hardik is the right guy and Surya is the vice-captain, you can't keep chopping and changing. If this is your leadership core, so be it," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, January 2, 2023 4:36:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir told : “What are coaches there for? What are selectors there for? Not just to select the team or probably do those throwdowns and make them ready for the game. Ultimately, it is the selectors, the coaches and the management, who should try and get these guys, especially someone like a Prithvi Shaw, on the right track,” External link

dnaindia Sunday, January 1, 2023 9:04:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir concluded : "If you are dedicated enough, passionate enough, to go on and play for the country, you have got to do all the parameters right. Whether it be fitness or discipline. There are trainers who should be pushing Prithvi Shaw to do that. You should give a young boy at least one chance or probably a couple of chances, if he still does not do that, then probably he is not passionate enough to play for the country," External link

dnaindia Sunday, January 1, 2023 9:04:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir asked : "What are coaches there for? What are selectors there for?" External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, January 1, 2023 6:13:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : "Not to just select the squad or probably to do those throw-downs or make them ready for the game. Ultimately it's the selectors and coaches and management who should try and help these guys. Someone like Prithvi Shaw, we all know the kind of talent he has. Probably they should get him on the right track and that is what one of the jobs of management is," External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, January 1, 2023 6:13:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir added : "He got what 200 by the 35th over mark? You can't look at anyone beyond Ishan Kishan. He has to be given a longer run. He can also keep wickets as well, so he can do two jobs for you. So for me, that discussion shouldn't be there. If someone else had got a double-hundred, I think we would've gone gung-ho over that individual, but it's not the case with Ishan Kishan. Because we still continue to talk about other players. For me, that debate is over," External link

srilankasource Saturday, December 31, 2022 2:39:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : "It's very difficult to look beyond Rohit and Ishan Kishan to open the batting, Virat at three, Surya at four, [and] Shreyas at five, because he's been incredible in the last one-and-a-half years. Yes, he's had issues against the short ball, but he's been able to manage it. You can't be the best against everything but if you're able to manage it and got the numbers going for you, you can't look beyond Shreyas at No. 5 and Hardik [Pandya] at 6," External link

srilankasource Saturday, December 31, 2022 2:39:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : "I'm amazed we're discussing this, because someone's got a double-hundred in the previous innings," External link

dnaindia Friday, December 30, 2022 2:12:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : "It's very difficult to look beyond Rohit and Ishan Kishan to open the batting, Virat at three, Surya at four, [and] Shreyas at five, because he's been incredible in the last one-and-a-half years," External link

dnaindia Friday, December 30, 2022 2:12:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir told : "There should be clarity. There should be good communication between the selectors and these players. If the selectors have decided to look beyond these guys, so be it. I think a lot of countries have done that," External link

timesofindia Thursday, December 29, 2022 7:11:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : "We make too much of a hue and cry when the selectors and management look beyond certain individuals. Ultimately, it's not about the individuals, but how you want to go about your plans for the next (T20) World Cup (in 2024), because you want to go in there and win it. If these guys haven't been able to achieve that, I think you never know. People like Suryakumar, the younger generation can go on to achieve that dream," External link

timesofindia Thursday, December 29, 2022 7:11:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : "We've spoken so much about the template and stuff going into the previous (T20) World Cup, that we want to play at a certain template, that we want to play aggressive cricket, but when it came to a crunch game (semi-final against England), all that template went out of the window," External link

timesofindia Thursday, December 29, 2022 7:11:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir added : "Probably, the new generation of cricketers might be able to achieve that template and play the T20 cricket everyone wants India to play. So I feel, if these guys continue to do well in the opportunities they get, it will be difficult for the rest of the guys who have been rested or probably been dropped," External link

timesofindia Thursday, December 29, 2022 7:11:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : "First of all, the selectors need to be very clear if he's been rested or dropped," "According to me, he (must have been) dropped from white-ball cricket. There has never been enough clarity. This word called 'rest' is great to have; it wasn't there when we were playing. Either we were dropped or selected" External link

timesofindia Thursday, December 29, 2022 7:11:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “You can only control what you can control. You can’t control selectors, you can’t control what’s going to happen in the next series. You got three ODIs against Sri Lanka. If you play that, just be in the present. That’s all you can control. The moment you start to think about uncontrollable things, you’re putting undue pressure on yourself,” External link

news18 Thursday, December 29, 2022 6:27:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “If you don’t perform, someone else will take your position. That’s not only with Sanju or KL, it’s with Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma as well. If they don’t perform, you will start questioning about their positions too. That’s what international cricket is about. No one is indispensable. So you got three ODIs, you bat in the middle-order, try and get those runs, because ultimately it’s the performance that keeps you in the side. Not the name, not your talent,” External link

news18 Thursday, December 29, 2022 6:27:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “You can only control what you can control. You can't control selectors, you can't control what's going to happen in the next series. You got three ODIs against Sri Lanka. If you play that, just be in the present. That's all you can control. The moment you start to think about uncontrollable things, you're putting undue pressure on yourself,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, December 29, 2022 11:23:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “If you don't perform, someone else will take your position. That's not only with Sanju or KL, it's with Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma as well. If they don't perform, you will start questioning about their positions too. That's what international cricket is about. No one is indispensable. So you got three ODIs, you bat in the middle-order, try and get those runs, because ultimately it's the performance that keeps you in the side. Not the name, not your talent,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, December 29, 2022 11:23:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir told : “I don't look at the last season. I look at the player's ability and impact. This tournament is not about scoring 500-600 runs. That player can win you 2-3 matches in a season, and he has age on his side. If you can get such a player, you try your best to build your team around him,” External link

dnaindia Wednesday, December 28, 2022 11:32:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir told : “I don’t look at the last season. I look at the player’s ability and impact. This tournament is not about scoring 500-600 runs. That player can win you 2-3 matches in a season, and he has age on his side. If you can get such a player, you try your best to build your team around him,” External link

news18 Wednesday, December 28, 2022 10:21:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “Finisher. I can’t tell you the XI. But we have Marcus Stoinis, Pooran, and Quinton de Kock. Moreover, we will now be having the impact player rule as well. We will make our XI in such a way that if we have to bring in a replacement, we can pick any of these players to bring into the match,” External link

news18 Wednesday, December 28, 2022 10:21:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir told : “I don't look at the last season. I look at the player's ability and impact. This tournament is not about scoring 500-600 runs. That player can win you 2-3 matches in a season, and he has age on his side. If you can get such a player, you try your best to build your team around him,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, December 28, 2022 6:31:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “Finisher. I can't tell you the XI. But we have Marcus Stoinis, Pooran, and Quinton de Kock. Moreover, we will now be having the impact player rule as well. We will make our XI in such a way that if we have to bring in a replacement, we can pick any of these players to bring into the match,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, December 28, 2022 6:31:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “He [Pooran] hasn’t had the best season last time or year before, but he’s young and we can probably build the side around him and KL (Rahul). We let go of Jason (Holder) and got a right-armer and a left-armer who can also bat. We want KL to have a team with fire-power. Quinton (de Kock), (Marcus) Stoinis, Pooran. Pooran was our No 2 target at the auction and happy with Unadkat as well. He has T20 experience and is a left-armer,” External link

trinidadexpress Saturday, December 24, 2022 4:16:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “He is talking about MCD and the Centre but has never told people what he and his government should have done to solve the problem. He should come out in the open and tell the public about that too,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, November 30, 2022 3:49:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “The way Delhi has deteriorated in the past eight years, I haven't seen anything like this before. I have been in Delhi for 41 years now…and it takes a lot of courage for a BJP MP to say that development work did happen during the Congress party's reign. However, whatever has been happening in the last eight years, are only vote bank politics,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, November 29, 2022 10:15:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir expressed : "Prithvi Shaw is one I feel can be a very aggressive captain, a very successful captain because you see that aggression in the way a person plays the sport" External link

srilankasource Tuesday, November 29, 2022 2:59:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : "Hardik Pandya obviously is in line," External link

srilankasource Tuesday, November 29, 2022 2:59:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : "The reason I have picked Prithvi Shaw, I know a lot of people talk about his off-field activities, but that is what the job of the coach and the selectors are," External link

srilankasource Tuesday, November 29, 2022 2:59:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : "Prithvi Shaw is one I feel can be a very aggressive captain, a very successful captain because you see that aggression in the way a person plays the sport," External link

india Tuesday, November 29, 2022 1:30:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “Hardik Pandya obviously is in line,” External link

india Tuesday, November 29, 2022 1:30:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : "Hardik Pandya obviously is in line," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, November 28, 2022 10:52:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : "The reason I've picked Prithvi Shaw, I know a lot of people talk about his off-field activities, but that is what the job of the coach and the selectors are," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, November 28, 2022 10:52:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said ( about William Hussey ) : "IPL is the best thing that has happen to Indian cricket. I can say this with all my senses. There has been lot of backlash regarding IPL since it started. Every time Indian cricket does not do well, the blame comes on IPL, which is not fair. If we don't perform well in ICC tournaments, blame the players, blame the performance, but it is unfair to point fingers on the IPL," External link

dnaindia Sunday, November 27, 2022 10:11:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir told : "This is the decision of BCCI and PCB. Whatever decision they take, they will take it together," External link

dnaindia Sunday, November 27, 2022 5:17:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said ( about William Hussey ) : "IPL is the best thing that has happen to Indian cricket. I can say this with all my senses. There has been lot of backlash regarding IPL since it started. Every time Indian cricket does not do well, the blame comes at IPL, which is not fair. If we don't perform well in ICC tournaments, blame the players, blame the performance, but it is unfair to point fingers on the IPL," External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, November 27, 2022 5:53:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : "One good thing that has happen in Indian cricket is that Indians have started coaching the Indian National Cricket team now. I strongly believe Indian should coach the Indian team. All these foreign coaches, who we gave a lot of importance to, come here to make money and then they vanish. Emotions are important in sports. The only people who can be emotional about Indian cricket are the ones who have represented their country," "I am a mentor of Lucknow Super Giants. One thing I want to change is that I want to see all Indian coaches in IPL. Because no Indian coach gets opportunity in Big Bash or any other foreign leagues. India is a superpower in cricket, but our coaches do not get opportunity anywhere. All the foreigners come here and get the top jobs. We are more democratic and flexible than other leagues. We need to give our own people more opportunity," External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, November 27, 2022 5:53:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir mentioned : "We also won the CB series first time in Australia with the same coach but what we remember is the 2011 World Cup victory and coach Garry Kirsten," External link

srilankasource Saturday, November 26, 2022 10:56:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “There are players like Virat Kohli, KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma, who are very orthodox players. Suryakumar Yadav is different. Enjoy and relish it because you don’t get these kind of players that often and India has never had this kind of player, especially batting at no. 4,” External link

news18 Sunday, November 6, 2022 5:34:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “Above 200 runs, three fifties…he is the Player of the Tournament for me already even if India don’t go on to win it. He is already the best because the kind of impact he has had,” External link

news18 Sunday, November 6, 2022 5:34:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir added : “This is something you can only do when you have the ability. Very less players possess this ability to be both an anchor and an aggressor. Kane Williamson, Steve Smith, and Babar Azam don’t have this but Virat Kohli has,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, November 5, 2022 6:58:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “When he got a fifty against Australia (in the practice match) in Brisbane, everyone was going crazy. He is probably going to light up this World Cup. A bad innings does not make you a bad player, and neither does it make you a great player. So, you probably need to be more balanced. You got to give them time and then that one shot over point probably changed everything,” External link

news18 Friday, November 4, 2022 12:30:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir added : “He is back in form, and he was always in form. Yes, there are times when you want to contribute, you know that this is a World Cup and the entire world is looking at you. And if you haven’t had the best of starts, it doesn’t mean you’re a bad player,” External link

news18 Friday, November 4, 2022 12:30:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir concluded : “So, yes, he’s back in form and hopefully he can continue this form and be as aggressive as he can be, because no one can stop him, the way he wants to play, only he can stop him,” External link

news18 Friday, November 4, 2022 12:30:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said ( about Rohit Sharma ) : "When he got a fifty against Australia in Brisbane (in the warm-up match), everyone was going crazy. He is probably going to light up this World Cup. A bad inning does not make you a bad player, neither does it make you a great player. So, you probably need to be more balanced. You got to give them time and then that one shot over point probably changed everything. He is back in form, and he was always in form," "Yes, there are times when you want to contribute, you know that this is a World Cup and the entire world is looking at you. And if you have not had the best of starts, it does not mean you are a bad player. If India has to win the World Cup, KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant, these three have to deliver along with Hardik Pandya, who is an X-factor. So, yes, he is back in form and hopefully, he can continue this form and be as aggressive as he can be, because no one can stop him, the way he wants to play, only he can stop him," External link

irishsun Friday, November 4, 2022 10:49:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “The running ability of Virat makes him better all format player than Rohit Sharma. Virat has the ability to convert 1s into 2s easily he doesn’t let pressure crawl onto him” External link

india Wednesday, November 2, 2022 11:04:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said ( about Babar Azam ) : “This is called selfishness; as a captain, it is easy to be selfish. It is easy for Babar and Rizwan to open the innings for Pakistan and create so many records. If you want to be a leader, you have to think about your team,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, November 2, 2022 11:07:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said ( about Fakhar Zaman ) : “In my opinion, first, you think about your team instead of yourself; if nothing goes according to your plan, you should have sent Fakhar Zaman up the batting order. This is called selfishness; as a captain, it is easy to be selfish,” External link

news18 Wednesday, November 2, 2022 9:26:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “I have not seen a better T20 innings than this,” External link

expressindia Sunday, October 30, 2022 5:14:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “This is probably the best T20 innings by an Indian. The wickets had fallen, and on this pitch to do this is something,” External link

expressindia Sunday, October 30, 2022 5:14:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir stated : “Yes, you can talk about hundreds and stuff, but it can't get better than this. For me, this is the best T20 innings that has been played by an Indian,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, October 30, 2022 4:59:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said ( about Mark Wood ) : “Among all the teams in this T20 World Cup, Pakistan have the best bowlers, especially pacers. If you look at Australia, they have just one bowler who can bowl over 140 kmph. For England, Mark Wood can bowl over 150 kmph. But for Pakistan, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf and Naseem Shah all can bowl over 140 clicks. Fast bowling is their strength,” External link

news18 Sunday, October 23, 2022 6:09:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “Suryakumar Yadav has performed better than other top 6 Indian batters in the last year,” External link

dnaindia Thursday, October 20, 2022 5:47:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : "In these tournaments, individuals have no value and should be left at home. If you are going to Australia, pack them in India. If you make 200 runs and your team wins the world cup that is your legacy. If you make 500 runs and the team does not qualify, those runs only go in your individual record. If the whole team is criticised, you will be part of it," External link

dnaindia Tuesday, October 18, 2022 10:40:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “Run banane ke mindset se. Aur iske ilawa aur koi bhi mindset ki zarurat hi nehin hai kissi bhi ballebaaz ko. Kyunki aur kya mindset ho sakta hai? Ek ballebaaz ka kaam hai run banana. Gendbaaz ka kaam hai wicket lena. Aur run woh banana jisse aapki team jeetein. Run woh nehi banana jisse aapka bas records main jaye, yaa 50 ya 100 banaye. Aap 40 ya 30 banaye, but uss impact se banaye ki aapki team 170/180 tak pohoch paaye. Agar aap chase kar rahe hai toh uss tarike se run banaye taaki jo lower middle order hain usse aap pressure hataye,” “Mujhe vishwas hai ki jab aap aise baare tournaments main jaatein ho na toh individual records ko ghar rakh ke jana chaiye. Agar aap Australia jaa rahein ho toh India pack karke jana chahiye kyunki individual records ka iss tournament me koi value nehi hai. World Cup jeetne ki value hai. Agar team jeetti hai toh woh aapki legacy hai. Aap 500 run banaye and qualify na karein toh woh sirf aapke record main aata hai, baaki criticism jab puri team ko milti hain toh aapko bhi milta hai” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, October 18, 2022 6:01:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “Sri Lanka, because of the kind of success they have had at the Asia Cup. The way they are playing, the way they are probably peaking at the right time,” External link

news18 Saturday, October 15, 2022 4:39:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “Just like any other game, just like against Pakistan, South Africa or any other game. No team can be taken lightly especially in a format like T20, because in a T20, the shorter the format, any team can upset anyone,” External link

news18 Saturday, October 15, 2022 4:39:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : "When it comes to Shaheen Afridi, don't look to survive. Look to score runs from him. Because the moment you look to survive, everything becomes really small. Whether it's your backlift, whether it's your footwork, and obviously, in T20 cricket you can't look to survive," External link

newindianexpress Friday, October 14, 2022 12:47:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : "When it comes to Shaheen Afridi, don't look to survive. Look to score runs from him. Because the moment you look to survive, everything becomes really small. Whether it's your backlift, whether it's your footwork, and obviously, in T20 cricket you can't look to survive," External link

dnaindia Friday, October 14, 2022 5:50:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “When it comes to Shaheen Afridi, don’t look to survive. Look to score runs from him. Because the moment you look to survive, everything becomes really small. Whether it’s your backlift, whether it’s your footwork, and obviously, in T20 cricket you can’t look to survive,” “I know that he can be dangerous with the new ball, but again, irrespective, the Indian batters need to score more runs, get into better positions, and look to time the balls rather than to hit it. India will be fine because India has got the quality in their top 3 or 4 who can definitely take on Shaheen Shah Afridi,” External link

news18 Thursday, October 13, 2022 5:45:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir concluded : “Probably, it will be difficult to hit the side boundaries, so they have to play the gaps and probably convert the twos into threes and ones into twos, because running between the wickets will be very important,” External link

news18 Thursday, October 13, 2022 5:45:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “I know that he can be dangerous with the new ball, but again, irrespective, the Indian batters need to score more runs, get into better positions, and look to time the balls rather than to hit it. India will be fine because India has got the quality in their top 3 or 4 who can definitely take on Shaheen Shah Afridi,” External link

india Thursday, October 13, 2022 4:27:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “Bhilwara Kings is the most dangerous and balanced side. We play all matches with the same motivation be it first match or final. I will also try to score some runs which help the team win. When players like Yusuf [Pathan] and Irfan are in rhythm, bowlers have less margin of error and you have to deliver your best ball. Hopefully, we do that,” External link

news18 Wednesday, October 5, 2022 5:38:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : "Bhilwara Kings is the most dangerous and balanced side. We play all matches with the same motivation be it first match or final. I will also try to score some runs which help the team win. When players like Yusuf [Pathan] and Irfan are in rhythm, bowlers have less margin of error and you have to deliver your best ball. Hopefully we do that" External link

dnaindia Wednesday, October 5, 2022 3:43:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir added : "Bhilwara Kings is the most dangerous and balanced side. We play all matches with the same motivation be it the first match or final. I will also try to score some runs which help the team win. When players like Yusuf [Pathan] and Irfan are in rhythm, bowlers have less margin of error and you have to deliver your best ball. Hopefully, we do that." External link

irishsun Tuesday, October 4, 2022 10:29:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said ( about Virender Sehwag ) : "Batting with Yusuf increased my responsibility. It was a different combination. I was opening with Virender Sehwag previously. I had the responsibility as an anchor. I could not play fast as we were losing wickets," External link

irishsun Saturday, September 24, 2022 1:12:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said ( about Bhagat Singh ) : “Information poverty is the biggest challenge for our country. This new initiative is for the marginalised communities of east Delhi to eradicate and fight this challenge. The library in the memory of legendary freedom fighter Shaheed Bhagat Singh aims to continuously provide access to online and offline knowledge material and resources to the community, especially to young adults so that they can make a significant contribution to creating a literate community and society by engaging themselves in the larger realm of learning,” External link

newindianexpress Friday, September 23, 2022 7:21:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “These spaces (libraries) will serve as disaster-preparedness centres for conducting community awareness programmes like how to handle any pandemic or epidemic situation, awareness sessions,” External link

newindianexpress Friday, September 23, 2022 7:21:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir wrote : “Saddened by the demise of Shri Raju Srivastava! He will be remembered for enthralling the audience with his unique style of observation & clean comedy. Om Shanti” External link

independent-UK Wednesday, September 21, 2022 12:11:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “Do you think that this whole hero worship chokes the next star to come up? Nobody has grown in that shadow. It was Mahendra Singh Dhoni earlier, it is Virat Kohli now,” External link

india Tuesday, September 20, 2022 1:16:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir told ( about Virat Kohli ) : “When Kohli got a 100 (at Asia Cup) and there was this young guy (Bhuvneshwar) from a small town of Meerut, who also managed to get five wickets, no one even bothered to speak about him. This was so unfortunate. I was the only one, during that commentary stint, who said that. He bowled four overs and got five wickets and I don’t think anyone knows about that,” External link

news18 Tuesday, September 20, 2022 9:14:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “Only the big contributions, unfortunately, make headlines. It’s the small contributions, which we never bothered about. How many people have spoken about Bhuvneshwar Kumar? No one. It was the same game, same opposition and everything was the same,” External link

news18 Tuesday, September 20, 2022 9:14:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “Who created that (brand)? It is created by two things. First, by social media followers, which is probably the fakest thing in this country because you are judged by how many followers you have. That is what creates a brand,” External link

news18 Tuesday, September 20, 2022 9:14:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said ( about Kapil Dev ) : “Second, by the media and the broadcasters. If you keep talking about one person day in and day out, it eventually becomes a brand. That is how it was in 1983. Why start from Dhoni? It started in 1983. When India won the first World Cup, it was all about Kapil Dev. When we won in 2007 and 2011, it was Dhoni. Who created that? None of the players did. Nor did the BCCI. Have the news channels and broadcasters ever spoken about Indian cricket? Have we ever spoken that Indian cricket needs to flourish? There are more than two or three people who are stakeholders of Indian cricket,” “The media and the broadcasters create a brand, no one else creates a brand,” External link

news18 Tuesday, September 20, 2022 9:14:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “Never. We were very clear that we were not going to endorse any betting site,” External link

news18 Tuesday, September 20, 2022 7:41:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “I do endorse fantasy (games). I was also very clear that we had this apprehension at one point in time about whether we should or not. Fantasy and betting are probably a little similar, but not exactly the same. When I spoke to the owner of the fantasy game I endorse, I asked if they pay back in cash. He said no, we don’t pay back in cash. There are only gifts and hampers involved,” External link

news18 Tuesday, September 20, 2022 7:41:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “Do you think that this whole hero worship chokes the next star to come up? Nobody has grown in that shadow. It was Mahendra Singh Dhoni earlier, it is Virat Kohli now,” External link

india Tuesday, September 20, 2022 12:06:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir cited ( about Virat Kohli ) : “When Kohli got a 100 and there was this young guy from a small town of Meerut [Bhuvneshwar Kumar], who also managed to get five wickets, no one even bothered to speak about him. This was so unfortunate. I was the only one, during that commentary stint, who said that. He bowled four overs and got five wickets and I don’t think anyone knows about that. But Kohli scores a 100 and there are celebrations everywhere in this country. India needs to come out of this hero worship. Whether it’s Indian cricket, whether it’s politics, whether it’s Delhi cricket. We have to stop worshipping heroes. The only thing that we need to worship is Indian cricket, or for that matter Delhi or India,” External link

india Tuesday, September 20, 2022 12:06:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “I do endorse fantasy (games). I was also very clear that we had this apprehension at one point in time about whether we should or not. Fantasy and betting are probably a little similar, but not exactly the same. When I spoke to the owner of the fantasy game I endorse, I asked if they pay back in cash. He said no, we don’t pay back in cash. There are only gifts and hampers involved,” External link

expressindia Monday, September 19, 2022 1:14:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir recalled : “I said I haven’t come here to finish anyone. I haven’t come here to shorten someone’s line. I want to win this to extend our line. If the media is giving them jobs from 1983 to 2011, that’s the media’s problem, not ours. We need to win the World Cup because we want this country to be happy,” External link

expressindia Monday, September 19, 2022 10:02:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “You called him for a 5-minute interview after the match. How long did you run it? Just because he’s not a brand. He must have also worked equally hard. He must have also come from a humble background. He also deserves the same appreciation and the same credit. But because he’s not sellable or probably doesn’t get the numbers or the TRP. Everything can’t be about numbers Everything can’t be TRP. If the marketing team cannot sell someone, it is their problem,” External link

expressindia Monday, September 19, 2022 10:02:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said ( about Kolkata Knight ) : “It takes effort to sell someone who comes from a small town. They [broadcasters] should probably work harder. Let’s not only blame one or two, it has been going on since 1983. That was something I was trying to do when I was at Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) when I was leading them for seven years — to start appreciating small contributions,” External link

expressindia Monday, September 19, 2022 10:02:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “It will continue to continue similarly unless people start raising their voices. You guys can and should make a difference. Start contributing and appreciating small contributions, especially when it comes to sports because that is what Indian cricket needs. We need to move out of that shadow of 1983, 2007 and 2011. It’s done and dusted. That’s history,” “Start talking about 2022 and 2023” External link

expressindia Monday, September 19, 2022 10:02:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : "Don't start this nonsense about him (Kohli) opening the batting. He can't open the batting with KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma (available). I even said this on air that there shouldn't even be a debate about this. I will always be flexible about No. 3. If the openers bat out 10 overs, then I will have Suryakumar Yadav at No.3. If an early wicket falls then Kohli," External link

dnaindia Sunday, September 18, 2022 3:47:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “If Shami starts performing really well, then there would be a lot of question marks for selectors on why he is not on the plane to Australia. And imagine if Arshdeep, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, or Harshal Patel, if one of these is having a bad day, then there would be more question marks,” External link

news18 Sunday, September 18, 2022 2:51:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “Your wicket-keeper has to be able to bat in the top five and Rishabh Pant has that quality to bat at any number for that matter, number three, four, five,” External link

news18 Sunday, September 18, 2022 2:04:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “You can't do that. If you do that, you will miss out on a sixth bowler and you will not go into the World Cup with five bowlers. You need to have a backup. Unless you drop someone like Suryakumar Yadav, or KL Rahul has a bad tournament.. you can push Rishabh Pant to open the batting. Otherwise, I don't see both of these players in the middle-order,” External link

dnaindia Sunday, September 18, 2022 11:00:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said ( about Dinesh Karthick ) : “To start with, Rishabh Pant. Because I have said it in the past as well, you don't pick a T20 player only to play 10-12 balls. There is no guarantee that he is going to win you games. And Dinesh Karthik, unfortunately, has shown no interest in batting in the top-5. Your wicketkeeper has to be able to bat in the top-5 and Rishabh Pant has that quality to bat at any number for that matter,” “I will definitely have Rishabh Pant in my batting order. I don't believe in the notion that you need a left-hander in the middle-order. That's not the criteria, especially in a side like India. The criteria should be the ability to win a game, and Rishabh Pant has that. So yeah, Pant to start with at no.5, Hardik Pandya at 6, Axar at 7 and see if you want to Ashwin at 8, followed by three seamers” External link

dnaindia Sunday, September 18, 2022 11:00:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir told : “Exactly the same fluency as what we saw in the Asia Cup. The only issue is, that when we saw him play that innings against Afghanistan it was at the top of the order. And in a T20 format, there is a huge difference in playing in the first six and after the first six. And when you go into the middle without having any scoreboard pressure, suddenly when you’re one wicket down or probably will have to continue the momentum so that’s a different ball game, but runs under your belt or no runs under your belt, there is no better feeling than scoring a hundred,” External link

news18 Sunday, September 18, 2022 5:18:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said ( about Mohamed Chami ) : "If Shami starts performing really well, then there would be a lot of question marks for selectors on why he is not on the plane to Australia. And imagine if Arshdeep, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, or Harshal Patel, if one of these are having a bad day, then there would be more question marks. So, go with the guys who you have already picked irrespective of whether they are doing well or not. I know it is tough on Mohammed Shami, but it was anyway tough for him when he was not picked in the squad of 15 for the World Cup," External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, September 18, 2022 5:06:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “You know what happens in India? The moment someone starts doing very well... for example, when Virat Kohli scored a hundred in the last game, we all start forgetting what Rahul and Rohit have done over a long period of time. When you talk about Kohli opening the batting, imagine what happens to KL Rahul? Imagine the amount of insecurity he must be feeling. Imagine if he gets a low score in the first game, there will be another debate on whether Kohli should open in the next game,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, September 18, 2022 5:06:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “You don't want your top class players in that position, especially KL Rahul who has probably got more ability than Rohit Sharma or Virat Kohli. Imagine KL Rahul going into the World Cup thinking, 'what if I don't score runs against Pakistan? What if I get replaced by Virat Kohli?' You don't want that,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, September 18, 2022 5:06:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said ( about Rohit Sharma ) : “That's the reason we shouldn't entertain that question. Think from India's point of view. Think from KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma's point of view. Well, Rohit is the captain right now. Imagine if he was not the captain, what would he have felt? Everything falls down on KL Rahul,” “We should start thinking about how India can flourish, rather than certain individuals” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, September 18, 2022 5:06:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : "Don't start this nonsense about him (Kohli) opening the batting. He can't open the batting with KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma (available). I even said this on air that there shouldn't even be a debate about this. I will always be flexible about No. 3. If the openers bat out 10 overs, then I will have Suryakumar Yadav at No.3. If an early wicket falls then Kohli," External link

dnaindia Saturday, September 17, 2022 8:41:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “You can't do that. If you do that, you will miss out on a sixth bowler and you will not go into the World Cup with five bowlers. You need to have a backup. Unless you drop someone like Suryakumar Yadav, or KL Rahul has a bad tournament.. you can push Rishabh Pant to open the batting. Otherwise, I don't see both of these players in the middle-order,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, September 17, 2022 3:48:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said ( about Dinesh Karthick ) : “To start with, Rishabh Pant. Because I have said it in the past as well, you don't pick a T20 player only to play 10-12 balls. There is no guarantee that he is going to win you games. And Dinesh Karthik, unfortunately, has shown no interest in batting in the top-5. Your wicketkeeper has to be able to bat in the top-5 and Rishabh Pant has that quality to bat at any number for that matter,” “I will definitely have Rishabh Pant in my batting order. I don't believe in the notion that you need a left-hander in the middle-order. That's not the criteria, especially in a side like India. The criteria should be the ability to win a game, and Rishabh Pant has that. So yeah, Pant to start with at no.5, Hardik Pandya at 6, Axar at 7 and see if you want to Ashwin at 8, followed by three seamers” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, September 17, 2022 3:48:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “Don’t start this nonsense about him (Kohli) opening the batting. He can’t open the batting with KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma (available). I even said this on air that there shouldn’t even be a debate about this. I will always be flexible about No. 3. If the openers bat out 10 overs, then I will have Suryakumar Yadav at No.3. If an early wicket falls then Kohli,” External link

india Saturday, September 17, 2022 2:41:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : "Don't start this nonsense about him (Kohli) opening the batting. He can't open the batting with KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma (available). I even said this on air that there shouldn't even be a debate about this. I will always be flexible about No. 3. If the openers bat out 10 overs, then I will have Suryakumar Yadav at No.3. If an early wicket falls then Kohli," External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, September 17, 2022 6:29:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “Look, he has to realize that it has been three years, not just three months. Three years is a very long time. I am not going to be critical of him but he has earned this backing as he has scored loads of runs in the past,” External link

news18 Friday, September 9, 2022 5:20:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said ( about Virat Kohli ) : “Virat Kohli is a threat to anyone in world cricket he plays like that,” External link

india Thursday, September 8, 2022 10:58:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said ( about Dinesh Karthick ) : "You need a left-handed batsman in the middle order. There are a lot of right-handers in India, which is one-dimensional. And he's done really well. He may be a floater as well as someone who can open the game for you. It's a little startling, but I hope it's not long-term. I'm still going with Rishabh Pant over Dinesh Karthik. It's a huge surprise" External link

dnaindia Wednesday, September 7, 2022 5:15:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “He has been picked for his experience and his quality. He is no more an off-spinner in T20 cricket, he is a mystery bowler. He gas got all the variation up his sleeves. And if you have picked him you might as well start playing him. No. 1 Test bowler in the world with 400 odd wickets. Why would you want him on the bench if you have picked him. He should be playing. I hope he plays continuously and if they are thinking of him for the World Cup he should be given a longer run,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, September 6, 2022 7:02:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “Very good, in fact, Virat Kohli looked very very good, I loved the approach of Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul followed by Suryakumar Yadav, Hooda; all those guys played well but Virat Kohli was good, so you got to give it to him, coming back after the way he batted in the first and second game just showed that probably he got that confidence back especially today; looked really good and I hope he continues this form,” External link

news18 Monday, September 5, 2022 7:59:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said ( about Virat Kohli ) : “But Virat Kohli was good, so you got to give it to him, coming back after the way he batted in the first and second game just showed that probably he got that confidence back specially today; looked really good and I hope he continues this form,” External link

india Monday, September 5, 2022 3:28:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir concluded ( about Virat Kohli ) : “Suryakumar, Deepak Hooda and Rishabh Pant might not be able to do it, but they need to learn from Virat Kohli, how important it is under pressure in big games, where you are put in pressure and whether you are able to play that risk-free cricket and still get those 10-11 runs per over,” External link

india Monday, September 5, 2022 3:28:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : "Really happy with the squad that India Capitals have put on the table. Congratulations to Ruchir (GM)and the team for the fabulous job" External link

srilankasource Saturday, September 3, 2022 12:41:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : "Really happy with the squad that India Capitals have put on the table. Congratulations to Ruchir (GM)and the team for the fabulous job" External link

irishsun Saturday, September 3, 2022 10:37:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said ( about Virat Kohli ) : "Probably this is not the right opposition to judge Virat Kohli or any batter. But the runs were important, you have to put in the effort to score runs in the middle, whoever the opposition might be," External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, September 1, 2022 6:45:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir added ( about Dinesh Karthick ) : “That’s more of a like-to-like replacement as well and he (Hooda) hasn’t done anything wrong. So for me, Rishabh Pant should play, but instead of Dinesh Karthik. If you are resting Hardik Pandya, then I think Deepak Hooda deserves a go” External link

news18 Thursday, September 1, 2022 5:24:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said ( about Virat Kohli ) : “It doesn't matter where you want to play. What matters is where the team wants you to play. If you ask anyone where he wants to play, everyone will say top-3. But if someone is in as good form as Suryakumar Yadav, you would want to utilize his form. Virat Kohli can come at 4, Hardik Pandya at 5 and then you can shuffle the battle order,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, September 1, 2022 10:07:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “Positivity doesn't mean you need to go ‘bang bang’. And what is this approach that we keep talking about, the English approach and all that stuff. The only approach is to win a game of cricket, whether you win it in the 15th over or the 19th over, it doesn't matter. As long as the approach depends on the condition, you're playing on that as well,” “If there's something in the new ball and you try to go really hard, you might end up losing 3-4 wickets in the first six overs, the game is over. When we talk about template or batting at a certain tempo, I absolutely don't agree with it” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, August 30, 2022 7:46:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir concluded : “That is what T20 format is made for. It is to express yourself. But if you are chasing 148, why would you go for 60 in six overs when you can also end up losing five wickets going really hard? You can get the opposition back in the game!” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, August 30, 2022 7:46:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir told ( about Rohit Sharma ) : “He will be extremely disappointed because Rohit Sharma’s wicket had just fallen and after that if you play a shot like that, it is good a youngster did not play that shot. There would have been a lot of criticism if a youngster had played that kind of shot,” External link

india Monday, August 29, 2022 7:06:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : "I won't experiment from now on because how many games do we have… this Asia Cup? And then you've got what… five more games, six more games and then the World Cup. From now on, you want a settled Playing XI. Yes, you can have your backups as well but that is the way I would have wanted. It is a bit of a surprise because Rishabh Pant has been an X-factor," External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, August 28, 2022 6:00:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : "I am glad to share that I have committed to take part in the upcoming Legends League Cricket from September 17th onwards. I am excited in anticipation of being on a cricket field once again. It will be a privilege and an honour to rub shoulders once again with the glitterati of world cricket," External link

irishsun Friday, August 19, 2022 4:59:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : "I am glad to share that I have committed to take part in the upcoming Legends League Cricket from September 17th onwards. I am excited in anticipation of being on a cricket field once again. It will be a privilege and an honour to rub shoulders once again with the glitterati of world cricket," External link

dnaindia Friday, August 19, 2022 3:44:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “I am glad to share that I have committed to take part in the upcoming Legends League Cricket from September 17th onwards. I am excited in anticipation of being on a cricket field once again. It will be a privilege and an honour to rub shoulders once again with the glitterati of world cricket,” External link

india Friday, August 19, 2022 11:55:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said ( about Arvind Kejriwal ) : "Before becoming the chief minister, Arvind Kejriwal and his associates had claimed that upon assuming office, they will clean up the system, which will result in huge savings for the public exchequer, and the electricity tariff will reduce drastically. But Delhiites pay one of the highest electricity tariffs in the country and the government ends up spending Rs 4,000 crore on power subsidy," External link

timesofindia Sunday, July 17, 2022 7:27:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir claimed : "11 Lakh households in Delhi have to pay for electricity at 10 per unit, which is one of the highest in the entire country" External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, July 16, 2022 9:34:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “If he doesn’t have a place in the playing XI, there’s no point giving him a place in the squad” External link

india Saturday, June 18, 2022 7:22:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “Too early to say. T20 World Cup is far ahead. He needs to consistently perform till then but if he wants to bat only in the last three overs, things could get tough. India will definitely be looking at someone in the top 7 who can bowl and if Axar is batting at 7, the team would be a batter short,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, June 16, 2022 1:57:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : "In such a case I would not have him (Karthik) in the World Cup Squad. I would definitely have people like Rishabh Pant, and Deepak Hooda (in the team). We have got KL Rahul, we've got Suryakumar Yadav, Rohit Sharma. Once they come back, it's going to be tough for Dinesh Karthik to find a place in the playing XI. If he doesn't have a place in the playing XI, there's no point giving him a place in the squad," External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, June 16, 2022 1:57:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “The party has taken strict disciplinary action against her and she has unequivocally apologised for the same. The blatant display of hatred, death threats against her and her family and coordinated rioting in different parts of the country is a cause of concern” External link

india Monday, June 13, 2022 3:47:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “The question is, when KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli return, will the Indian team persist with them? Because you always talk about x-factor and about having a fearless approach. Whether he (Ishan) scores runs or not, he brings in that fearless approach. Will they be tempted to start with him and Rohit and play KL Rahul in the middle order?” External link

news18 Monday, June 13, 2022 1:32:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir told : "It's very important to vary your pace. If Chahal thinks 'I'll bowl tight and get wickets', it's not going to happen. That's the job of a left-arm spinner. A finger spinner is your defensive bowler but a wrist spinner is your attacking option. He (Chahal) needs to have an attacking mindset. He can give 50 runs in four overs. But if he picks up three wickets, he can take the team to a situation from where it can win the match. But if he concedes 40-50 runs and gets just one wicket, it's a problem," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, June 13, 2022 4:47:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said ( about Dinesh Karthick ) : “Now that you have played Dinesh Karthik, you will continue with him. But I still feel you could have played Deepak Hooda, with the form he was in. Also, he is a youngster. But in the next matches, I don't think any changes are required to be done unless the wicket is extremely dry,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, June 11, 2022 1:28:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “In that case, you can probably sit out a seamer and play the leg-spinner in Bishnoi and Hardik can be your third seamer. You will have two wrist-spinners as attacking options but if the ground is small and there is not much spin in the wicket, then you will probably see the same team,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, June 11, 2022 1:28:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : "This bowler has a lot of talent, he has pace, a big heart to bowl the difficult overs. But I will want to see him improve further in every match. He is a young bowler, only the IPL should not be his goal, the T20 World Cup is coming ahead," External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, June 11, 2022 7:08:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir explained ( about Mohsin Khan ) : "It is a good thing if one player pushes the other, then you can bring out a better performance from the other player, which you want. Your squad is a good one when every player is pushed, the other player comes and pushes you and Mohsin Khan did that exceptionally well," External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, June 11, 2022 7:08:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “I spend all of this money from my own pocket and not from the MPLAD fund. The MPLAD fund doesn’t run my kitchen or other things that I do. I don’t have a tree in my house from where I can pluck money either,” External link

news18 Saturday, June 4, 2022 7:49:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir wrote : "History made. Welcome to India #Thomascup! Phenomenal! Jai Hind," External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, May 15, 2022 2:19:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : "See there is nothing wrong in losing. It's absolutely fine. One team has to win, one team has to lose. But there is a lot wrong in giving me. Today I thought that we gave up. We were weak, and honestly, there is no place for being weak in a tournament like IPL or in sport. That is where the problem is. We have beaten teams in this competition and have played really good cricket. But today I thought that we probably lacked that game sense which is more important," "We knew that they bowled well and we expect them to bowl well. It's a world-class competition, you're playing against international bowlers. And we want people to challenge us no doubt about it. That is what we play the sport for. We practice day in and day out because we want to be challenged" External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, May 11, 2022 10:45:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “There is nothing wrong in losing it is absolutely fine. One team has to win one team has to lose. But there is a lot wrong in giving up. Today I thought that we gave up we were weak. And honestly, there is no place for being weak in a tournament like the IPL or in sport. That is where the problem is. We have beaten sides in this competition but I felt today we lacked the game sense,” External link

india Wednesday, May 11, 2022 6:52:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said ( about Mohsin Khan ) : "For me, the standout player was Mohsin Khan. You can't ask for someone like him and this kind of a spell on such a wicket at Wankhede – four overs 4/16… unbelievable. But we still haven't played out best cricket and there is still a long way to go. Mohsin's over turned the game in our favour. It's not about one over, but the spell that he bowled. And that one over where he got Rovman Powell and Shardul Thakur out was the turning point. Young guy with such a great head on his shoulders. Too much of confidence, backing his skills. If the guy keeps working hard, he would probably become a very good player," External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, May 3, 2022 2:41:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir added : "We again got out of jail. KL was unbelievable, Hooda brilliant," "I don't think we have played our best cricket. Yes, we've got a win but I think we don't want to put anything under the carpet. We still need to keep getting better in all the three areas and that is what champion sides do" External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, May 3, 2022 2:41:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said ( about Virat Kohli ) : “He has got many options. He plays spin very well, has got all the shots; he is a 360-degree player as well. That is what makes him very difficult to bowl at. When Virat comes back, I still want to see Suryakumar bat at No. 3 and Virat at No. 4,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, May 1, 2022 1:36:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir told ( about Virat Kohli ) : “He has got many options. He plays spin very well, has got all the shots; he is a 360-degree player as well. That is what makes him very difficult to bowl at. When Virat comes back, I still want to see Suryakumar bat at No. 3 and Virat at No. 4,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, May 1, 2022 1:36:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “I have lots of mutual respect for MS Dhoni. I have said it on air, I can say it anywhere in front of 138 crore people, if ever in need, I hope he’s never in need in life but if he is ever in need, I will be the first person standing next to him because of what he has done for Indian cricket and what he is as a human being” External link

expressindia Friday, April 1, 2022 11:51:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir wrote : “It was nice catching up skipper!” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, April 1, 2022 5:53:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “He was a voracious reader and even better orator. His words still resonate with the youth,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, March 24, 2022 11:11:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir told : “Look, you don't have to be best friends off the field to perform on it. They are professionals and they know that they have a job to do. You don't have to go out for dinner every night if you are playing in the same team. I have not been friends with everyone in every team that I have played in,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, March 23, 2022 12:18:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “Ultimately, it is the leader who is the flag-bearer of a team and so it’s Rahul who will lead Lucknow Supergiants on and off the field. For me, it is important to have KL Rahul the batter, who is also the captain of the team rather than KL Rahul, the captain, who also bats. I hope I am able to make you understand the difference,” External link

india Tuesday, March 22, 2022 9:27:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “I have never believed that you should play IPL looking at national team. IPL is a platform to express one’s self. One can grow as a leader but there are no guarantees that there is a time period that IPL will help you become India captain,” External link

india Tuesday, March 22, 2022 9:27:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir told : “I’ve got into a lot of fights in school… In 12th standard, when every kid wants to go to school, attend the last days, and I was playing Ranji Trophy as well – I got suspended for two months. I straightaway sat in the board exams after that. Even my prefect badge was taken away. We had gone to Mayo College and were playing this ITSC tournament and we got into a fight with DPS,” External link

india Monday, March 21, 2022 3:31:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir recalled : “We also did another thing which I now realize was very wrong. As kids you are full of fervour. We were staying in Oman House. The man on whose name that House was built, had brought a huge portrait with a massive frame from Oman. At night, we had a shoe fight with spikes and all and ruined that picture. The headmaster of that House starting crying,” External link

india Monday, March 21, 2022 3:31:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : "I've got into a lot of fights in school... In 12th standard, when every kid wants to go to school, attend the last days, and I was playing Ranji Trophy as well - I got suspended for two months. I straightaway sat in the board exams after that. Even my perfect badge was taken away. We had gone to Mayo College and were playing this ITSC tournament and we got into a fight with DPS," External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, March 20, 2022 2:38:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir added : “We also did another thing which I now realize was very wrong. As kids, you are full of fervour. We were staying in Oman House. The man on whose name that House was built, had brought a huge portrait with a massive frame from Oman. At night, we had a shoe fight with spikes and all and ruined that picture. The headmaster of that House starting crying,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, March 20, 2022 2:38:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : "Thanks a lot to Dr Goenka and the RPSG Group for presenting me this wonderful opportunity in their setup," External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, March 20, 2022 2:38:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir added : "Sometimes when you are leading the side, you have to do it even if you don't want to do it because you want your team to play the way you want. As a leader, sometimes you are not thinking about personal relationships with the other guy [but] just because you are leading a team, you have to do it," External link

dnaindia Saturday, March 19, 2022 6:21:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir added : "See we can have differences in opinion, you might look at the game a different way, I might look at the game in a different way. I've got my own opinions, he's got his own opinion. I've actually been the vice-captain the longest time when he was the captain... We've been rivals on the field when we played for our respective teams. But I've got so much mutual respect for him, for the kind of person, the kind of cricketer he is," External link

dnaindia Saturday, March 19, 2022 1:24:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : "And I can say it again, had he batted at No. 3, he would've broken all the records. We talk about some of the greats of No. 3 - he would've broken everything in white-ball cricket," External link

dnaindia Saturday, March 19, 2022 1:24:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said ( about Kerala Congress ) : “The way such propaganda against a film is being done by Kerala Congress shows how much some people are afraid of the truth. This film has done the job of exposing the exodus of Kashmiri Hindus and the heinous crimes committed against them,” External link

expressindia Monday, March 14, 2022 6:52:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : "We have not made false promises but have worked on the ground, we do not believe in inaugurating but believe in working. This park of Mandawali will be for the residents of this place in the coming times. The deputy chief minister of Delhi also comes from same area, but he never paid any attention to the development of this area. He only does the inauguration, not the work. The chief minister of Delhi also constantly spends the money earned by the people of Delhi in his advertisement" External link

timesofindia Sunday, March 13, 2022 3:04:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said ( about Ravindra Jadeja ) : “I feel the innings Ravindra Jadeja played in Australia or the knocks he has played outside India, he will get more confidence from that. Stats can be very misleading,” External link

news18 Monday, March 7, 2022 2:39:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “If he had probably not scored runs in those conditions, the team management might have had the temptation to play someone else, probably Ashwin at No. 7. When you come after scoring runs in such difficult conditions, you get opportunities to improve your stats or your Test record,” External link

news18 Monday, March 7, 2022 2:39:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said ( about Ravindra Jadeja ) : “I feel the innings Ravindra Jadeja played in Australia or the knocks he has played outside India, he will get more confidence from that. Stats can be very misleading,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, March 7, 2022 5:19:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “If he had probably not scored runs in those conditions, the team management might have had the temptation to play someone else, probably Ashwin at No. 7. When you come after scoring runs in such difficult conditions, you get opportunities to improve your stats or your Test record,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, March 7, 2022 5:19:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “I would want to see R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja play together away from home - whether it is South Africa, Australia, New Zealand or England. We say at times that two spinners cannot play together but if you have two such quality spinners and Jadeja can give you quality batting like this at No. 7, then there is no problem in that,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, March 5, 2022 7:15:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “Ashwin and Jadeja are both bowlers who can bat as well, it can give you an exceptional attack. You can control the game also and give breaks to your fast bowlers as well. Along with that, even if there is a slight help from the pitch, Jadeja and Ashwin can become a lethal combination,” “R Ashwin disappointed me a little on the last tour of South Africa because the experience he has and the sort of bowler he is, I would want to see him bowl with an attacking mindset. We have seen two types of Ashwin, the Melbourne spell he bowled was according to me, the best spell by an off-spinner but in South Africa he bowled with an extremely defensive thinking,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, March 5, 2022 7:15:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “I don't think so. Because it won't be a big challenge for Rohit Sharma in red-ball cricket. If you talk about Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane, you have experienced players like Hanuma Vihari and Shreyas Iyer who can replace them. Iyer had made a bright start to Test cricket,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, March 4, 2022 9:18:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “We did go for Prasidh Krishna till INR 9.5 crore. He was always in the scheme of things. But we couldn't have got any further. When we couldn't get Prasidh, Avesh was the last in that rank who could bowl quick, so we had to go harder for him,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, February 17, 2022 6:39:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “I know some people say that we overpaid certain players but in Avesh's case, he's young and can bowl quick. He's someone you can build the Indian bowling with, and build the bowling department for the future. While people only talk about the present, we thought about the future as well. How many people who are that young can bowl 145 and can also bowl at different stages of the game?” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, February 17, 2022 6:39:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “Imagine if Holder and Wood bowl alongside him and you put in Stoinis, it would give you a good balance. If I was captain, it would've made me very happy,” “Avesh is someone we thought we could build the franchise with, alongside Ravi Bishnoi” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, February 17, 2022 6:39:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir told : “I think this could’ve been sorted behind closed doors as well. It was an internal battle. It was a great TRP for a lot of new channels but that’s fine. If you go to the depth of it, the matter can easily be solved. It’s not that big of an issue,” External link

india Tuesday, February 1, 2022 9:48:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “Everything has a tenure and time period. You obviously have to be aware of that. People might say ‘what this guy has done’ but you know when you think of moving forward and achieving more, you feel like you have done your job” External link

india Tuesday, February 1, 2022 9:48:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : "I think this could've been sorted behind closed doors as well. It was an internal battle. It was a great TRP for a lot of new channels but that's fine. If you go to the depth of it, the matter can easily be solved. It's not that big of an issue," External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, February 1, 2022 2:29:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : "Sometimes we start relating someone just with performances and the results. It's too early to judge someone by just captaining 4 game," External link

dnaindia Tuesday, February 1, 2022 12:13:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “It is for the support staff to make him feel free. The biggest burden will not be the price tag but the pressure to perform. We want players who are honest, want to play for the franchise and who do not think of playing for India in those two months. Playing for India is a by-product. We want performances for Lucknow,” External link

india Tuesday, February 1, 2022 7:04:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “I would want to persist with Prasidh Krishna for sure, irrespective of the conditions. If Bumrah is rested for the next series which he should be, then Krishna should be used in the West Indies series. And even if they concede a lot of runs, it won’t matter because they need experience. Deepak Chahar should also play. He can be rotated with Thakur,” External link

india Friday, January 28, 2022 11:01:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “I feel he should only be considered for T20 cricket. Because he doesn’t have that level of maturity yet. He has been given an opportunity to play international level after watching him in only 7-8 IPL matches. If you are going by IPL performances, then play him in T20 cricket. ODI is a completely different ball game and a completely different beast,” External link

news18 Tuesday, January 25, 2022 10:12:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “You have to accept him the way he is. He will play match-winning innings but also play rash shots like today. If the management is patient to back a player like this, then we can see him getting more opportunities,” External link

india Monday, January 24, 2022 8:29:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir added ( about Virat Kohli ) : “You live by the sword, you die by the sword. Pant will continue playing in the manner that he’s currently playing. He’s not someone like Virat Kohli, who will slowly build his innings. Yes, the team management can groom Pant to do that but it won’t happen overnight… it will take time,” External link

india Monday, January 24, 2022 8:29:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said ( about Virat Kohli ) : "You live by the sword, you die by the sword. Pant will continue playing in the manner that he's currently playing. He's not someone like Virat Kohli, who will slowly build his innings. Yes, the team management can groom Pant to do that but it won't happen overnight... it will take time," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, January 24, 2022 6:29:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir stated ( about Virat Kohli ) : "Kohli previously has won games for India when the required run-rate was over six... but both these youngsters lost a golden opportunity today. A match-winning innings today from Shreyas or Surya would have showcased the ability of both batters to play under pressure situations," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, January 24, 2022 6:29:00 AM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : "Fear of losing. You don't play on reputations. Cricket isn't played on reputations. It is played in the middle. Many people say that India's top-4 or top-5 is very explosive and very experienced. But the way you play in the middle is the only way to determine results" External link

dnaindia Sunday, January 23, 2022 4:36:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir said : “Fear of losing. You don't play on reputations,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, January 23, 2022 12:21:00 PM EAT

Gautam Gambhir told : "No brainer when it comes to KL Rahul, not just as a batter but as a leader as well. Obviously, it's a work in progress, but he gives you three things -- he opens the batting, he can keep wickets and he is a phenomenal white-ball batter, his consistency and his run-scoring has been phenomenal when he has played for Punjab and other franchises and what better than having someone who gives you 3 things," External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, January 22, 2022 3:57:00 PM EAT



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Wasim Akram said ( about Gautam Gambhir ) : “That's his opinion. Gautam Gambhir himself being a successful captain in IPL (Indian Premier League). Winning twice with KKR. One of the top players of his time, everybody is, I suppose has a right to give their opinion. And that's his opinion,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, November 2, 2022 11:07:00 AM EAT

Yusuf Pathan said ( about Gautam Gambhir ) : "We have played very competitive cricket and look forward to playing with the same aggressive approach tomorrow. Win or loss is part of the game. India Capitals was the first team to enter the final. Gautam Gambhir is a mastermind captain. It will be challenging to play against him," External link

dnaindia Wednesday, October 5, 2022 3:43:00 PM EAT

Harbhajan Singh said ( about Gautam Gambhir ) : "These people are here just to have fun on somebody else's expense. Their job is to needle in other people's lives. I don't need to give any clarification to anyone. What Gautam and I share and what our bond is, I don't need to say anything to anyone. Let them come up with assumptions. But at the same time, I would like to advice all these people. 'Please be humans, don't behave like animals'. Do you even know the context? Curd had fallen on my feet which is why I laughed. But you guys wouldn't know because you guys were only looking at my face. I stand with every Indian player and it doesn't matter to me what anyone says on social media. Gautam is my brother and my heart beats for India," External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, August 31, 2022 7:50:00 AM EAT

Shahid Afridi told ( about Gautam Gambhir ) : “It’s not like I have had a fight with any of the Indian players. Yes, sometimes there are some arguments with Gautam Gambhir on social media. And I think that Gautam is a sort of character which no one likes even in the Indian team,” External link

india Monday, August 29, 2022 7:06:00 PM EAT

Shahid Afridi said ( about Gautam Gambhir ) : “It's not like I have had a fight with any of the Indian players. Yes, sometimes there are some arguments with Gautam Gambhir on social media. And I think that Gautam is a sort of character which no one likes even in the Indian team,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, August 29, 2022 5:15:00 AM EAT

Raman Raheja said ( about Gautam Gambhir ) : "Who will ever forget Gautam's match, winning 97 runs in the 2011 World Cup Finals? I am sure fans will be expecting to experience the same nerve-chilling performance from Gautam and other iconic players in Season 2," External link

irishsun Friday, August 19, 2022 4:59:00 PM EAT

Sunil Narine told ( about Gautam Gambhir ) : "Gautam Gambhir asked me to open. He wanted me to get the team off to a fast start, it didn't matter if I lost my wicket early. Nobody could plan too much for me as I was still new to the role, opposition didn't take me that seriously, and I went from strength to strength. The more I performed well, the more confidence KKR had in me and gave me that encouragement," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, August 1, 2022 10:41:00 AM EAT

Sheldon Jackson told ( about Gautam Gambhir ) : "Gautam Gambhir literally made me who I am today. He picked me up from a Ranji Trophy team and he backed me back then when no one knew me. He got me into KKR and groom me. He is my idol. Even till date if I want to speak to him, he is the one man I always look up to," External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, June 14, 2022 12:07:00 PM EAT

Arvind Kejriwal replied ( about Gautam Gambhir ) : "Gautam ji, thank u for ur offer. The problem is not of money but availability of PPE kits. We wud be grateful if u cud help us get them from somewhere immediately, Del govt will buy them. Thank u," External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, June 5, 2022 11:32:00 AM EAT

Piyush Chawla said ( about Gautam Gambhir ) : "The way he's leading the side is thrilling to watch. He is leading the Super Giants brilliantly. It's good to see him going for the kill. He's placing slip fielders in the 11th-12th overs and looking to finish the game early. This is something which he's learning well from mentor Gautam Gambhir who was like this during his stint as IPL captain." External link

irishsun Sunday, May 15, 2022 5:39:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said ( about Gautam Gambhir ) : “I think Stoinis’ current role is fine, and Gautam Gambhir is an experienced and shrewd campaigner. He has won two IPL titles. He knows who is the most useful player according to the situation. If we see power, experience and the ability to hit sixes, Stoinis is the man,” External link

news18 Tuesday, May 10, 2022 10:14:00 PM EAT