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I stay cool now: Gambhir

Gautam Gambhir have realised that you can't be aggressive all the time when you are batting. It's doesn't work that way at the international level. So as far as possible, I try to stay cool now, reports Heena Zuni Pandit.

cricket Updated: Apr 11, 2009 22:36 IST
Heena Zuni Pandit

Gautam Gambhir would like Daniel Vettori and Glenn McGrath to lead Delhi Daredevils along with current skipper Virender Sehwag if the team ever laps up the multi-skipper idea. The left-hander refrained from airing his opinion on Buchanan's much-debated idea, but was quite forthright in naming the players he would like to have at the helm under this arrangement.

"Vettori is an astute leader and is leading his team well. As for McGrath, he has years of experience behind him, which would stand him in good stead in a captain's role," said Gambhir, explaining the rationale behind choosing the two for the top job. Besides, the Delhi boy also spoke his mind on various other things.

On his stupendous performance in New Zealand

Playing for the country is the greatest honour. The runs you have scored become even more satisfying if it helps your team win the game.

On Sehwag calling him ‘the next wall’

Virender Sehwag is my favourite player and a very special person. So a compliment coming from him is special.

On playing under pressure

Pressure brings out the best in a person. A lot of emphasis is placed on playing your natural game, but I am the one who believes in playing according to the situation.

On being consistent

I have realised that you can't be aggressive all the time when you are batting. It's doesn't work that way at the international level. So as far as possible, I try to stay cool now.

On playing in IPL

IPL has become an important tournament, and it's essential to play it with utmost sincerity. As for handling the pressure in IPL, I don't think it's an issue at all once you have done it at the international level.