Legendary batsman Robin Uthappa has given a big reaction to his former captain Gautam Gambhir of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). Robin Uthappa has described Gautam Gambhir as one of the best captains of Indian cricket.
Robin Uthappa played for many years in the IPL under the captaincy of Gautam Gambhir. Uthappa got a chance to play under Gambhir’s captaincy while playing for KKR. This is the reason why he knows about them very well.
During a conversation on 22 Yarns Podcast, Robin Uthappa told how Gautam Gambhir did not allow the feeling of insecurity in the players. Which helped the players to focus on their performance. Robin Uthappa said,
Gautam Gambhir is one of the finest captains of Indian cricket. Especially in the IPL, he has done a great captaincy. He is a great leader who does not allow the feeling of insecurity in the players. This is very important for a team sport because then your focus is only on your performance.
Gautam Gambhir’s record in IPL is tremendous
Let us tell you that Gautam Gambhir’s record in IPL has been very good. He made Kolkata Knight Riders the champion of IPL twice under his captaincy. In 2012 and 2014, the team won the IPL title under his leadership. Gautam Gambhir captained a total of 129 matches in the IPL and won 71 matches and lost 57, while one match ended in a tie.
Earlier, Robin Uthappa also reacted to bowling a ball out against Pakistan in the 2007 T20 World Cup.
Uthappa says I remember when we tied that match, then we went to dressing room and found out it was a ‘ball out’, I went straight to MS (Dhoni) and I said ‘Bhai I have to bowl and he didn’t even blink. He said yes okay, you will bowl.