Gambhir seemed impressed with his former team IPL KKR for supporting wicket keeper Dinesh Karthik.
Former Indian opener Gautam Gambhir does not share a good camaraderie with the IPL franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and he was once again visibly upset with the RCB team leadership for their not enough policy. support their players after a bad season. The veteran sneakily searched Bangalore’s outfit after revealing his list of players who were held and released ahead of the 2021 IPL.
Gambhir seemed impressed with his former IPL Kolkata Knight Riders team (KKR) for supporting goalkeeper-batter Dinesh Karthik even after delivering a below-par performance in the previous edition. Karthik had stepped down as captain of the Knight Riders midway through the tournament and handed the responsibility of leading the team to England captain Eoin Morgan.
However, it didn’t work out well for Karthik on a personal level as there was no significant improvement in his stick. The batsman finished IPL 2020 with just 169 runs in various positions he has played over 14 innings with an average of 14.08 and a strike rate of 126.11.
Gautam Gambhir salutes the franchises which have not released their main players
While many believed that KKR will release the veteran player ahead of the 2021 edition, they showed their confidence in Dinesh Karthik and retained him for the upcoming tournament. While praising the Knight Riders for the support of their players, Gautam Gambhir did not fail to take a jibe at RCB who had released up to 10 players.
“Dinesh Karthik had a really bad season last year. He was also removed from the harbor master’s office, but despite that, if you picked him up, it shows that the franchise supports you. And because of that your confidence increases, and that’s the difference between KKR and RCB, ”Gautam Gambhir said on Star Sports ‘Cricket Connected’
Gambhir further felt that he believes in keeping the core of the team and just freeing up the extra baggage as it gives players confidence and helps them do better next time around.
“I agree with all those franchisees who haven’t released too many players. It shows that you have maintained confidence in your players. This is called the release of excess baggage. So, it’s not that surprising. The core is still there, they haven’t made too many changes, ”he concluded.