I’ll retire when there are no emotions involved: Gambhir
Despite performing consistently in the domestic cricket, doors are not getting opened for opener Gautam Gambhir in the national team and the 37-year old is now closer than ever to the end of his international career.
Gambhir is in the cricketing field for over a decade now and the only man for India who scored hundreds in five consecutive Test matches.
The former Indian opener has been in outstanding form since the last few months and he also scored 104 runs on Sunday which helped his side Delhi to book the semi-final spot in the Vijay Hazare trophy.
Gambhir has said that getting no opportunities doesn’t bother him and insists that he will only retire when no emotions will be involved anymore.
“Till the time I have that passion in me, where I want to come back to a happy dressing room, I want to be a part of that happy environment — I am going to keep going, and the day I feel that there are no emotions involved in it then I would think it’s time to go.”
Under Gambhir’s captaincy in Indian Premier League (IPL), Kolkata Knight Riders won the trophy twice in 2012 and 2014. He also played a massive part for India in helping to lift the 2011 World Cup. In 2009, in the ICC rankings, he was also the number one Test batsman in the world.
Despite achieving so many, the opener believes there is always something you can fill in.
“You can always fill in something. There is never an end to your journey and probably the day I would feel that has been achieved, I obviously could not have continued playing. There is a vacuum and there is always something more to achieve in life as well and that is what makes a person work hard and keep going forward as well.”