Cup disappointment over, Gambhir looks to future
Delhi opener Gautam Gambhir was ecstatic after earning a recall to the Indian ODI team for the tour of Bangladesh on Friday and said that he is focussed on cementing his place in the side, reports Varun Gupta.cricket Updated: Apr 21, 2007 01:16 IST
Delhi opener Gautam Gambhir was ecstatic after earning a recall to the Indian ODI team for the tour of Bangladesh on Friday and said that he is focussed on cementing his place in the side.
"I'm delighted to have made a comeback," Gambhir told the Hindustan Times minutes after Board of Control for Cricket in India secretary Niranjan Shah announced the one-day international and Test teams in Mumbai.
"I have worked really hard on my game. I did well in the Ranji one-dayers and am glad to have got another opportunity to prove my mettle.
"This is a critical tour, especially for me, and it is very important that I seize the opportunity and cement my place in the side," he added.
Although Gambhir admitted that was hurt after getting a cold shoulder for the World Cup, he insists that he has put the disappointment firmly behind him.
"The World Cup is over and I would like to forget that chapter. What matters is that I do well now," he said.
Gambhir said he's in fine fettle and is raring to play Bangladesh, the team he made his debut against. He also refused to read too much into the selectors' decision to snub him for Tests, saying that whatever happens, happens.
"Qay sera sera," he said.
First Published: Apr 21, 2007 01:13 IST