Former India opener Gautam Gambhir could’ve asked for a better ending for his illustrious cricketing career, but one has to say that he had a decent one as he scored a century against Andhra in the ongoing Ranji Trophy although his side Delhi missed winning the match closely and had to settle for a draw. After his retirement, the southpaw is looking forward to helping the youngsters who dream to make it big.
Gambhir, who played for India between 2003 and 2016 and scored more than 10,000 international runs with 20 centuries and more than just a couple of memorable knocks, has had a poor form since the last several months. He played last for India in a Test in England and with more new players emerging, the possibility of him making a return to the national squad looked only theoretical. And finally, Gautam decided to hang up his boots after the game against Andhra.
In reply to a question on what he plans next after the match, as per the quotes in Indian Express, Gambhir said, “I do not know actually whether I will be good at anything else. But whatever I do has to be with the same passion. If given a position I will try to be honest and help the boys. They need a lot of good things in DDCA and hopefully, I can put that word across to the executive committee and get those things done from a cricket point of view.”
Gambhir also had a realistic opinion on taking the role of a cricket administrator. When asked whether he would like to be one, the southpaw said he is “too straightforward” to be in administration. He doesn’t think people will accept him anywhere.
Gautam also said that he loves to be involved in a task that has action and was not sure whether he would be doing commentary since that calls for a little action. He also said that he still doesn’t know whether he will be as good a coach as a player and hence will have to decide what hat to don next.