Gautam Gambhir fans troll KKR, Shah Rukh Khan for dumping him in IPL 2018 retention

Gautam Gambhir has been the second most successful captain in the history of IPL

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) have decided not to retain their two-time Indian Premier League (IPL) winner skipper Gautam Gambhir. The IPL 2018 retention saw a few bizarre decisions from the franchises as they chose not to retain some of their star players. Before the retentions, Gambhir revealed that he has not been contacted regarding the retention. There were also reports that Gambhir will be playing for Delhi Daredevils (DD) this season after KKR let go of him ahead of the IPL 2018 auction.

KKR retained two Windies players — Sunil Narine (Rs 8.5 crores), Andre Russell (Rs 7 crore). Other players who did not make it into retention list were Manish Pandey, Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa, Umesh Yadav and Kuldeep Yadav. However, it is still unknown whether some of these players will be on KKR’s list when they enter the auction and practice their Right to Match (RTM) card.

KKR’s decision has not gone down well with Gautam Gambhir fans.

Here are some of the reactions:

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Gambhir led KKR to their first title win in 2012 followed by another title in 2014. He is the second-most successful captain in the history of the league after Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma who has won the league three times. KKR’s performance in the IPL 2017 was not bad either. They dominated in the league stages and were knocked out in the eliminator by Rising Pune Supergiant.

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Talking about his form, Gambhir has been in fine nick in the domestic circuit. He recently scored a century for Delhi in the Ranji Trophy 2017-18 final. However, Delhi could not finish the league at the top as Vidarbha made history by winning their maiden title.