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Gautam Gambhir reveals what he’ll be doing during the upcoming IPL auction

The former Indian opening batsman revealed what he would be doing as the IPL auction gets underway.

Gautam Gambhir
Gautam Gambhir. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

Gautam Gambhir is the definite of a resolute and undying cricketing spirit, his life story full of astonishing comebacks. While the decision to not retain him by the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) came as a shock to many, Gambhir, himself, is as self-assured as he’s ever been. Ahead of the upcoming gala IPL auction, the southpaw revealed his expectations from the event, itself and what he’ll be up to during the proceedings of it.

Gambhir has consistently been a prolific player in the extravaganza called the IPL. The last season of the tournament saw him emerge as the second-highest run scorer, ahead of the likes of Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma. Gambhir is also the fourth-highest run-getter in the history of the IPL with 4132 runs to his name. He’s also led the KKR franchise to the title twice since the inception of the tournament.

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Gautam Gambhir still on very good terms with KKR management

Speaking to Times of India, Gambhir explained his reaction on not being retained by his previous franchise, in spite of having had a successful stint for them for years. “As a cricketer you have more bad days than good ones. I have learnt to handle reversals. I respect the decision that KKR management took and I share a super relationship with them. The communication was seamless and absolutely transparent between us. They had a point of view which was backed by solid rationale and I took that on board. So no hard feelings,” he said.

When asked about what he’ll be doing during the auction proceedings, Gambhir said, “I may be on the flight back to Delhi on January 27 when my name comes up for auction. Or I may already be home depending on our result of tomorrow’s Mushtaq Ali game. If I am home I don’t think my little one Aazeen will let me watch anything except our favourite Doraemon cartoon series. We both absolutely love it and who knows Doraemon has a gadget which can give me a fantastic auction!!!”

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