Discarded Indian Opener Gautam Gambhir has taken a huge step in a bid to make his return to the Indian team. In the off-season, Gambhir has travelled all the way to Western Australia, where he will be training under the watchful eyes of former Australian batsman Justin Langer.
While speaking to a news channel, Gambhir said that he will go anywhere in the world to improve his game and also added that he always liked the way the approach of Aussies towards the game. He needed result-oriented training and has finally managed to get that under Langer.
He said, to be honest I can go to any length to improve my game, coming to Australia is still easy. I’ve always liked the Australian approach towards sport and cricket in general. They say as they see, are uncomplicated and do result-oriented training and that’s what I am after.
He also said that the training in Western Australia is brilliant and gave credits to Langer and hailed him as a loving head coach. He is also enjoying his training which includes batting in the nets, gymnastics and martial arts to improve the batsman’s footwork, agility and hand-eye co-ordination.
Training programme here at Western Australia is brilliant and Langer is a very loving head coach. He makes his boys do gymnastics and martial arts to improve their agility and hand-eye coordination and footwork. I too had a bit of fun doing them. Apart from that I bat a plenty in the nets to bowling machine, Langer said.
Interestingly, Gambhir had earlier sought BCCI’s permission to play county cricket in England and was set to join Essex, but chose Australia in the end.