‘I promise to deliver’ – Gautam Gambhir announces East Delhi Cricket League

‘I promise to deliver’ – Gautam Gambhir announces East Delhi Cricket League

Gautam Gambhir shared some stunning pictures of the newly-developed Yamuna Sports Complex.

NEW DELHI, INDIA-DECEMBER 12: Gautam Gambhir during (Photo by Qamar Sibtain/The India Today Group via Getty Images)

In what can be called a major announcement, former Indian batsman Gautam Gambhir has announced a new cricket tournament called the East Delhi Cricket League. Gambhir, who’s also a Member of Parliament, made the major announcement on Twitter on Friday (September 10). The southpaw shared some stunning pictures of the newly-developed Yamuna Sports Complex where the competition will be played at.

In the pictures, the infrastructure of the complex and the condition of the stadium are highlighted. In one of the snaps, Gambhir was also seen delivering on a podium. With the venue looking ideal for a cricket match, Gambhir’s post went viral in no time. While several lauded his hard work, many were left impressed by the venue’s facilities.

World Class Stadium ready at Yamuna Sports Complex: Gautam Gambhir

“I PROMISE TO DELIVER! World Class Stadium ready at Yamuna Sports Complex! East Delhi Cricket League to start very soon! #DelhiNeedsHonesty,” Gambhir captioned the post. Hailed as one of the finest left-handed openers ever, the former batter earned a lot of accolades during his playing career. He even won as many as two World Cup titles with Team India.

With the star batter announcing retirement from all forms of cricket in 2018, he might take the field again. However, the former Kolkata Knight Riders skipper seems determined to extend his contribution towards Indian cricket. With Delhi being a hub of producing prominent cricketers, Gambier’s newly-announced tournament is expected to see some exciting tussle between the bat and the ball.

While the schedule and dates of the competition are yet to come, Gambhir has mentioned the East Delhi Cricket League is set to start soon. It will indeed be a great opportunity for several players as no domestic matches have taken place in India since January this year. However, with the dangerous COVID-19 virus not eradicated yet entirely, Gambhir faces the challenge of conducting the matches smoothly.

As far as Gautam Gambhir’s cricket career is concerned, he represented India between 2004 and 2016 and tasted success in all three formats. Overall, he scored 4154 runs, 5238 runs and 932 runs in 58 Tests, 147 ODIs, and 37 T20Is. The talismanic cricketer retired from all forms of cricket in 2018 and started his new innings in politics.