In case there is one Indian batsman who realized how to give it back to the bowlers and fielders while batting, it must be Gautam Gambhir. All through his profession, Gambhir has had a few quarrels on the field with players of the resistance group. In the beginning of his profession, he had a quarrel with Andre Nel. He likewise had on-field altercations with players like Shane Watson, Simon Katich, Kamran Akmal, and Shahid Afridi.
In a new cooperation, the previous Indian batsman Gambhir uncovered a standout amongst other sledging stories. During a show, he was inquired, “Who did you appreciate sledging the most?” To this, the Delhi batsman took the name of previous Australia skipper Ricky Ponting.
The previous opener reviewed an occurrence that had occurred back in 2008 during the Border Gavaskar Trophy in India. Gambhir uncovered that Ponting attempted to incite him by saying something during the Test in Bengaluru.
“Ricky Ponting, perhaps. That was in 2008 when Anil Kumble was the captain. In the series when I got my twofold hundred. In the first Test match, I think it was in Bengaluru, he said something when I was batting,” the 38-year-old recalled, during a Star Sports show Cricket Connected.
The Delhi batsman reviewed how he gave a savage answer to the then Australian skipper. “He was at senseless point, and he said ‘you haven’t set groundbreaking changes in motion’. I said ‘Neither have you in India. Truth be told, you have been a bunny’. His record says that too, he’s been a bunny in India,” Gambhir further added.
Ponting really has an extremely helpless record in India with the bat in Tests. He has scored just 662 runs in 14 Tests at a normal of 26.48. His average normal was 51.85. The Tasmanian batsman had his battle against turn which prompted his terrible record in India. He scored just a single century in India. Strangely, that solitary century came in the Bangalore Test against India in 2008.
His captaincy record was likewise bad in India. Australia has never dominated a Test game under the captaincy of Ricky Ponting in India. India even won the Border Gavaskar Trophy in India in 2008 by a 2-0 edge. Gambhir got a heavenly twofold ton at his home ground in Delhi in the third Test.