“Coming Back Home Will Never Be Same”: Gautam Gambhir On Loss Of Pet Dog

Feb 11, 2024

Former cricketer Gautam Gambhir is one of the best opening batsmen of India in the 21st century. Gambhir was a match-winner with the bat, playing crucial innings in the finals of the 2007 T20 World Cup and 2011 ODI World Cup as India won both titles. After retiring from playing, Gambhir provides unfiltered analysis of games, and has often been highly critical of some of India's current players. However, Gambhir took to social media on Saturday to express his grief over losing his pet dog.

Sharing an old picture of himself with his pet, Gambhir wrote that he would not feel as happy coming back to his home in the absence of his dog.

“Coming back home will never be the same! Farewell, my dear,” Gambhir captioned an old photo on Twitter.

Coming back to his cricket analysis, Gambhir had recently said that he is not in favor of overhyping Yashasvi Jaiswal's double century, saying that it increases the pressure of expectations on him, which affects his natural game. Has adverse effects.

Jaiswal scored his maiden Test double century in the second Test against England in Visakhapatnam on Saturday, becoming the third youngest Indian to achieve the feat in his early but remarkable career.

The 22-year-old, playing only his sixth Test, single-handedly bowled out India for 396 runs in 112 overs on the second day of the match, with a sensational inning of 209 runs in 290 balls.

Jaiswal's achievement marked him as the first Indian left-handed batsman since Gambhir to score a double century in the traditional format. Gambhir had achieved this feat against Australia in 2008.

“I want to congratulate this young player for his achievement, but more importantly, I want to tell everyone to let this young player play. We have seen in the past that in India we have a habit of, Especially the media, for exaggerating his achievements. “Tag him and make him like a hero,” Gambhir told PTI during an interview.

Gambhir said, “The pressure of expectations overwhelms them and players are not able to play their natural game. Let them grow and enjoy their cricket.”

(With PTI inputs)

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