June 26, 2022
Cricket IPL 2018 News

Gautam Gambhir will be a part of IPL for the Delhi Daredevils for free: Sources

Gautam Gambhir will be a part of IPL for the Delhi Daredevils for free: Sources

Having stepped down from the captaincy of Delhi Daredevils, Gautam Gambhir has decided to refrain his entire Rs 2.8 crore salary while taking responsibility for the team’s poor run in the ongoing Indian Premier League 2018.

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It is possibly the first time in the history of IPL that a captain has decided to refrain his salary because of non performance.

Gambhir who led KKR for 7 years and got them 2 IPL titles, resigned from captaincy after Delhi Daredevils lost five of their six games. He didn’t fire with the bat too and just managed to score 85 runs opening the batting, including a half century in the first game.

“Gautam has decided that he won’t take any salary from the franchise for the season. He will play remaining part of IPL for the Delhi Daredevils for free,” a source privy to the development told PTI on the condition of anonymity as reported by TOI

“Gautam is someone who puts pride above everything else. He has been a proud performer. He doesn’t want to take any money and it’s a very personal call. In fact, he wanted to quit just after the KXIP game,” the source added.

While he is still available for the season as a player, he will take a call on his future only after the IPL gets over.

“I don’t know, it’s too early for me to decide on that. Let me sit down and decide. I have to think where my game goes and I go as an individual,” Gambhir said during an media interaction.

Whatever the situation is, but it may be a possibility that we are watching Gautam for the last time in the IPL.

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