Gambhir played 58 Tests, 147 ODIs and 37 T20Is for India.
Vengsarkar had played a key role in reviving Ganguly's career. After being dropped from the national side in 2005, the former captain was brought into the side by Vengsarkar.
Team India, at this point in time, would be looking to win the upcoming Test match at any cost, and level the series 1-1.
Another former chief selector Dilip Vengsarkar feels the selectors have to take a bold step forward.
He shared stories of his former roommates, identifying MS Dhoni's talent and KL Rahul's prospects in this team.
He also predicted India besides England and defenders Australia to make the last four in the World Cup.
There are also three icon players from Afghanistan, Australia and New Zealand for the mega event.
Kohli had recently thanked Dhoni for backing him and giving him the No.3 spot in the batting order.
The national selectors opted to go with the experienced Karthik over Pant in the World Cup 2019 squad.
"There are a lot of them who are good enough."