Gambhir is a fighter who doesn't like to accept defeat, Ashwin said- he is wrong…

Orhan Wadia
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Gambhir is a fighter who doesn't like to accept defeat, Ashwin said- he is wrong…


Chennai. Veteran off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has praised Gautam Gambhir. He has described Gambhir as a great 'fighter' and a source of inspiration. Ashwin, one of Team India's best spinners, said that the opener had encouraged him in the early days of his Test career. Gambhir is the frontrunner to replace Rahul Dravid as India's head coach.

R Ashwin recalled his conversation with Gautam Gambhir during his first full series for India against New Zealand in 2012. “I was playing my first full series. During the two years before the World Cup (2011), I would only carry drinks to the ground. He gave me a lot of confidence in the beginning. This had never happened before outside my state (Tamil Nadu),” he said at the launch of his book 'I Have the Streets – A Kutty Cricket Story'.

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'He is often misunderstood because of his nature'
The 37-year-old off-spinner said that Gambhir has often been misunderstood because of his temperament. According to Ashwin, 'Gautam Gambhir has been very misunderstood. It is all a matter of perception. He is like a warrior who does not like to accept defeat. The biggest problem with many of us is that we give someone the status of a hero in our mind and forget everyone else. This is a game, not a film story. There are no heroes and villains here. Gambhir is a competitor. His desire and hunger to win is incredible. I have a lot of respect for him.' Gambhir has been a member of the world champion team twice.

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