He has been vindicated in backing Manvinder Bisla and the way he has handled Sunil Narine and Eoin Morgan.
But blooding Ryan McLaren on a lively pitch against RCB instead of Brett Lee was a debatable call. Or asking McLaren to bowl the last over against Mumbai where he conceded 25 runs.
A loss on Sunday will end KKR’s chances of qualifying for the playoffs. But Gambhir remains a positive captain.