Gautam Gambhir said- It is necessary to take the name of the team, not any one player. It is necessary to have a name, not just the name of the team.
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Gautam Gambhir’s outspoken statements often become a part of the news and once again he is in the news for this reason. Gautam Gambhir said that Indian cricket should stop worshiping a cricketer. He said that we should only talk about the team except names like Kapil Dev, Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni. At the same time, Gautam Gambhir advised that the media should not only look at one player but also on other players of the team. Gambhir advised, ‘We should focus on making the entire team big instead of making one player big.’
Gautam’s ‘serious’ talk
Gautam Gambhir said that on the day Virat Kohli scored his 71st century, Bhuvneshwar Kumar had achieved the feat of taking 5 wickets in the same match but everyone was talking only about Virat. Gambhir said, ‘The day Virat scored a century, Bhuvneshwar Kumar of the small town of Meerut took five wickets but no one talked about him. This is unfortunate. I was the only person who was constantly talking about Bhuvneshwar during commentary. Bhuvneshwar took 5 wickets in 4 overs but I don’t think anyone else would know about it.
Gautam Gambhir further said in a conversation with the Indian Express, ‘When Virat Kohli scored a century, the whole country was celebrating. India has to come out of the culture of a hero. Be it cricket or politics. We should only praise Indian cricket.
This culture started with Kapil Dev: Gambhir
Gautam Gambhir further said, ‘If you keep talking about a man everyday, then one day he will automatically become a brand. This is what happened in 1983. Why should we start with Dhoni, it all started in 1983 when India won the first World Cup. Since then only talks of Kapiv Dev keep happening. After that we won the World Cup in 2007 and 2011. Then kept on saying the same things about Dhoni. Who started this? No player or BCCI did it. There is an investment of more than 2 or 3 people in Indian cricket. Indian cricket is run by 15 people sitting in the dressing room and not just one person. Everyone has their contribution.