Friday, February 6, 2009


In the cricket everyone has certain followers, in my cricket life my follower is gautham gambhir. i was very impressed in his beautifull cover drive . Gautam Gambhir's attacking strokeplay at the top of the order for Delhi set tongues wagging as long back as 2000, but it took him almost seven years to polish his technique and cement his place in the Indian team in all forms of the game. His short stature and diminutive build belie the power he packs in his off-side shots. Domestic bowlers were at the receiving end of his strokeplay early, as Gambhir creamed six hundreds and averaged 66.78 in his first four Ranji Trophy seasons. A place in the Indian one-day team followed, but that was to be the start of a four-year period where Gambhir was only intermittently a part of the Indian side. Along with his shot-making ability came a tendency to drive loosely at deliveries outside off, and a habit of falling over to the off side when playing to leg. Both these flaws were ruthlessly exploited by Australia's bowlers in Gambhir's Test debut in Mumbai in 2004, and runs against Bangladesh and Zimbabwe failed to convince critics as Gambhir spent most of 2005 and 2006 in the outer. That, though, gave Gambhir the opportunity to work on his flaws and hone his technique. When changes were called for in the wake of a disastrous 2007 World Cup, Gambhir foundhimself back in favour in the shorter versions

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