Most of us were excited to watch Gautam Gambhir play after his recovery from the injury post-IPL, We did see him and he did play but not like the usual Gautam Gambhir plays, He was down on aggression, but he tried and tried hard but was unfortunate enough to add an injury to his report.
After he missed the Tour of West Indies, fans were all going crazy to watch him knock the ball here and there against English team, He came when our hopes were high, We all forgot that he was still recovering from that injury and were expecting much from him. Believe me we shouldn’t have, we should have given him his time and his space, to recover to come in full form, to play like gautam does, Still he came, he played a brave innings of 15 runs which wasn’t expected at all from the opener but still I won’t complain a bit because I know who he is and what talent does he possess and I have full faith in him and expect you to have that as well.
Nasser Hussain rightly said about Gautam Gambhir : ” Gautam Gambhir: An impressive guy and a tough batsman in the new Indian mould. When India lost two quick wickets in the World Cup final, Gambhir was the bloke who came in and steadied the ship. He’s not an old-style Indian bully, scoring easy runs on flat tracks. He loves the competition and I know Duncan Fletcher’s very impressed with him… ”
Siddharth Ravindran mentioned it as well by quoting ” What will make it worse is if Gautam Gambhir, who is still recovering from a blow to the elbow he took in the first Test, joins the injury list. While India at least have a couple of back-up quick bowlers to choose from to replace Zaheer, Gambhir’s absence could end up upsetting the batting configuration. One of three makeshift openers will have to be employed – Yuvraj Singh, Rahul Dravid or Wriddhiman Saha – and the experienced middle order, India’s biggest strength, could be exposed early to the swinging ball. “
But still, We are hopeful that after his innings, rather Disappointing innings of First test and his injury-led-miss from second, He will return with Sehwag into the big picture and will surely create a big bang……….
So just let’s cheer him up, And hope for the best….