Batsman Gautam Gambhir, who is making a comeback after two years in the Indian Test side, expressed his nervousness on Thursday on the eve of the second Test match in the three-match series against New Zealand in Kolkata.
“It’s a feeling of being nervous, it’s a feeling of being excited as well,” Gambhir told BCCI.TV. “Obviously whenever you get to represent your country, especially in Test cricket, the most important format of the game, it is very exciting. Very few people get to play with the blue cap on and for me to get that chance one more time is an unbelievable feeling.”
It is still not clear whether or not he will play in the final eleven on Friday. Captain Virat Kohli has not opened his cards whether he would play him or Dhawan.
When asked whether Gambhir or Dhawan will be selected, the 27-year-old didn’t reveal much. But he shared that if a player is practicing at nets or isn’t, that doesn’t imply anything about the team selection.
“We basically do the segregation according to who’s had batting practice on the previous day. Generally, we try and stick to the batting order. Sometimes, it does happen that a player just wants throw-downs and then he walks away. If you don’t see a player at the nets, doesn’t mean he is not going to play. It all depends on the preparation preference that an individual has,” Kohli said.
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Gambhir has a different idea of playing cricket. He said he just want to be a part of a winning dressing room.
“I just want to be a part of a winning dressing room and that is where the happiness is and that is what a happy dressing room is all about. Whenever you play a game of cricket, you want to get back to a happy dressing room. Even after Duleep Trophy the feeling was that we won the competition and not thinking or (was) too much worried about selection,” he told BCCI.tv.