Cricketer and former Indian opener Gautam Gambhir has been named government nominee in Delhi and Districts Cricket Association managing committee on Friday.
Gambhir stepped down from captaining the Delhi team before the beginning of the season due to conflicts with the DDCA management. Gambhir wrote a letter to Justice Vikramjeet Sen and the selectors of the Delhi team Madan Lal and Atul Wasan stating his desire to step down from the post.
Gambhir criticized KP Bhaskar, coach of Delhi Ranji team and accused that young players felt insecure under him. However, things seem to have cooled down between the two parties now as Gambhir tweeted, “Had the honour of adjusting fields at Ferozeshah Kotla. Time to adjust ‘corridors’ at DDCA to help restore its glory days. Honoured to be Government Nominee on DDCA Managing Committee. Thanks, @Ra_THORe #humbled,”
Had the honour of adjusting fields at Ferozeshah Kotla. Time to adjust ‘corridors’ at DDCA to help restore its glory days. Honoured to be Government Nominee on DDCA Managing Committee. Thanks @Ra_THORe #humbled
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) November 10, 2017
Gambhir has played 58 Tests, 147 ODI’s and 37 T20Is for India and was the highest scorer in the T20 final in 2007 as well as the 2011 World Cup final.
Last year, he was dropped from captaincy in the Vijay Hazare trophy, and Rishabh Pant was appointed as the captain of the team. This year after Gambhir’s request to assign the captaincy to a youngster, Pant was the most likely option, but he was unavailable for the early part of the Ranji season due to India ‘A’ Commitments. Ishant Sharma was chosen as the captain of the Delhi Ranji team.