Former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir recently said in a Star Sports show that India needs to ‘move on’ from their past successes, namely the 2011 and 2007 World Cup Wins (ODI World Cup in 2011 and T20 World Cup in 2007 as soon as possible. Gautam Gambhir feels that team India must do the needful if they want to be successful at the upcoming 2021 T20 World Cup.
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“It was special (being a part of the 2007 T20 World Cup squad), but I have forgotten about it. To be honest, India needs to move on from that. 2007, it’s what, more than 13 years ago and I think we need to get rid of this obsession of 2007 and 2011,” Gambhir said on Star Sports’ ICC T20 World Cup Special show.
Robin Uthappa, who was also present in the show, agreed with Gautam Gambhir’s analogy. He said,“Of course, for me personally, it’s a special moment, but I tend to agree with Gautam Gambhir. I think we achieved that in 2007, so we know that is achievable,” Uthappa said.
Gautam Gambhir was a part of both the World Cup winning teams – in 2007 and 2011 and Robin Uthappa was a part of the T20 World Cup winning team of 2007. We all know the pride that Gautam Gambhir holds in having been elemental in India’s world cup wins. He especially played an important part in India’s 2011 ODI World Cup campaign and even played a brilliant knock of 97 in the finals against Sri Lanka.
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Last month, Gambhir had posted a picture of his 2007 World Cup jersey that had been signed by all the team members, on his facebook page with the caption “It’s not just a piece of cloth! It’s a piece of ME! #2007Jersey”
Gautam Gambhir has always been very outspoken as a cricket commentator and analyst and this was yet another display of the same.