My Losses Only Made Me Work Harder: Gautam Gambhir Retweets Muhammad Ali’s Inspirational Tweet After Being Ignored For Champions Trophy
Time and again, Gautam Gambhir has proved how strong a character he is. The man, who had played integral role in India’s triumphant World T20 and World Cup campaigns in 2007 and 2011 respectively, has not enjoyed the later part of his India career as he would have planned. One of the finest openers in modern day cricket, the southpaw has lost his place in the Indian team and is still struggling to win back his place in the team. But instead of regretting and expressing his frustration, the left-handed batsman has let his bat do the talking.
He has been scoring consistently in all the seasons of the Indian Premier League and the domestic circuits and was rewarded with a recall when he was picked in the team for the Test series against New Zealand. He was dropped once again but it did not hamper the southpaw’s determination as he has continued to score heavily in the ongoing Indian Premier League. In 12 matches so far, he has scored 425 runs at an impressive average of over 47.
But despite being in such a good form, the discarded Indian opener has found himself in a tough spot once again. He was once again ignored by the national selectors when they announced the 15-man squad for the ICC Champions Trophy.
With KL Rahul ruled out of the tournament, the in-form Kolkata Knight Riders skipper was tipped by many to get a recall in the ODI team. However, the selectors have pinned their hopes on Shikhar Dhawan while Ajinkya Rahane has been selected as a backup opener. What is even more disappointing for Gambhir is that he has not even made the 5-man backup players for the eight-team tournament in England.
But the 35-year old has once again showed that his character is made of steel and even this latest setback will not stop him from working hard. Hours after the team was selected, Gambhir took to Twitter to express his feeling by retweeting a Muhammad Ali tweet that read: “I am grateful for all my victories, but I am especially grateful for my losses because they only made me work harder.”
— Muhammad Ali (@MuhammadAli) May 8, 2017
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