Gambhir is the guide of the Lucknow team and Rahul is the captain of this team. Gambhir cited the example of current India captain Rohit Sharma as to how the previous team management supported him so that he could be successful in Test cricket. When Rohit started the innings, he started getting success in the traditional format.
He said, ‘You have to back players who have talent. Look at Rohit Sharma. He also went through a bad phase. See how he started his career. He achieved late success. Compare his past performance with his present performance. Everyone could see his talent and supported him. Now see the result. He is doing brilliantly. Rahul can do the same.
Gambhir believes that if the team is winning matches easily then there is no point in tinkering with winning combinations and targeting any one player. He said, ‘India is ahead 2-0 and not behind 0-2. So don’t single anyone out and appreciate the team’s performance. I think the Indian team management is doing the right thing by backing Lokesh Rahul. He is a great player. He has scored runs in international cricket.
On the Indian women’s cricket team’s semi-final clash against Australia in the ICC T20 World Cup, Gambhir said, “I think India has the talent to beat Australia.” Of course Australia is a good team but I am sure Indian women’s team has the ability to beat Australia. If you play those 240 balls better than Australia, then the team can beat them.
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