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‘Coming home will never be the same’: Gautam Gambhir on losing his pet dog | cricket news


Gautam Gambhir expressed grief over the loss of his dog.© X (Twitter)

Former cricketer Gautam Gambhir is one of the best opening batsmen produced by India in the 21st century. Gambhir won the match with the bat, scoring important knocks in the final of the 2007 T20 World Cup and the 2011 ODI World Cup as India lifted both titles. Following his retirement from the sport, Gambhir conducts unfiltered analysis of games and has often been overly critical of some current Indian players. However, taking to social media on Saturday, Gambhir expressed his grief over the loss of his dog.

Sharing an old photo of him with his pet, Gambhir wrote that he won’t feel the same joy of returning home without his dog.

“Coming home will never be the same! Goodbye darling,” Gambhir captioned an old photo on X (Twitter).

Coming back to his analysis of cricket, Gambhir recently said that he is not in favor of hyping up Yashasvi Jaiswal’s double hundred, saying it increases the pressure of expectations on them, which negatively affects their natural game.

Jaiswal scored his first Test double hundred in the second Test against England in Visakhapatnam on Saturday, becoming the third-youngest Indian to achieve the feat in his nascent but notable career.

Playing only his sixth Test, the 22-year-old’s sensational knock of 209 off 290 balls propelled India to 396 in 112 overs on the second day of the match.

Jaiswal’s achievement marked him as the first Indian left-hander since Gambhir to score a double hundred in the traditional format. Gambhir achieved the feat in 2008 against Australia.

“I want to congratulate the young man for his achievement but, more importantly, I want to tell everyone who let the young man play. We have seen in the past that in India we have a habit, especially the media, of overvaluing their achievements and giving them labels and making make them look like heroes,” Gambhir told PTI during an interaction.

“The pressure of expectations takes over and the players are not able to play their natural game. Let them grow and enjoy their cricket,” Gambhir added.

(With PTI inputs)

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