Gautam Gambhir: Rohit Sharma the only captain who gave me sleepless nights

The Border-Gavaskar Trophy is currently being covered by the Star Sports commentary team, which includes Gautam Gambhir. A fellow pundit posed some intriguing questions to the former India opener during the second Test match between India and Australia in Delhi. The former captain of the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) was asked to choose the two players he would have preferred in his previous KKR lineup. He acknowledged that it was a challenging question, yet he chose two players.

Although it’s a challenging question, the solution is straightforward. I have a simple response if I had to choose two players. Rohit Sharma and Yuvraj Singh would be my first and second picks, respectively. Other from these two players, I didn’t require any others. Not that we would, mind youWe wouldn’t have had a flawless team, but we would have won more than two championships, claimed Gambhir.

I would start with Rohit, and Robin Uthappa at 3, Yuvraj at 5, Yusuf Pathan at 6, and Andre Russell at 7. What a team that would have been, you can just image. all in our power to get Yuvraj but it couldn’t happen.

The former cricket player continued by saying that Rohit Sharma was the only IPL skipper who gave him difficulties. Also, he claimed that other than the Mumbai Indians (MI) captain, he had no plans against anyone else. He referred to Yuvraj as India’s greatest white-ball cricketer while speaking about him.

Rohit Sharma was the lone skipper who gave me nightmares. Ineither did I need to think about or make preparations for anyone else. According to Gambhir, Yuvraj is India’s best white-ball cricketer, and not just because of his World Cup performance, where he won Player of the Series, but also because of his immense talent and skill.

Gambhir was crucial to India’s victories in the T20s (2007) and ODIs at the World Cup (2011). Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the most successful skipper in Indian cricket, oversaw more games for the former opener. Moreover, the 41-year-old cricketer excelled in the Indian Premier League (IPL). He served as KKR’s captain and guided them to championships in 2012 and 2014.

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