Gautam Gambhir is Dropped for the Rest of India Vs England Test Series
Question in detailAs expected, veteran opener Gautam Gambhir is dropped for the rest of IND Vs ENG Test series 2016. Just turned 35, Delhi-born southpaw has a well-reasoned question mark on his Test career ahead. Given his age and the availability of young talent India has for the time being, it's unfair to expect Gambhir donning Indian jersey again. The fit-again KL Rahul who, was replaced by Gambhir in the first Test, has everything by his side whether be it age, fitness, confidence, technique, vehemence or future prospects. No wonder if this comes as the end of Gambhir's career.
With KL Rahul's call-up in the second Test, the selection committee had made it quite clear that Gambhir would not be a part of the team anymore. Banking on Karnataka's opener Rahul, the committee showed Gambhir the exit door. Is this the end of Gambhir's career? Well, many of you would say yes as the senior pro doesn't have much to do with bat for his country now.
Gautam Gambhir is dropped for the rest of India Vs England Test series 2016. Gambhir, who played the first Test as Rahul's replacement, failed to cut a promising figure not living up to the selectors' expectations. Opening the Indian innings in the Rajkot Test, Gambhir scored 29 and 0 in his respective first and second innings. Gambhir's exit falls into place given his disappointing performance in the only chance he got in Rajkot. As a matter of fact, Gambhir's chances to make a comeback again are of no account now.
Is this the end of Gautam Gambhir's career?