February 23, 2024

File photo of Gautam Gambhir (L) and Brendon McCullum© X (formerly Twitter)

Former Indian cricket team batter Gautam Gambhir recalled apologising to one-time Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) teammate Brendon McCullum just ahead of the side’s IPL 2012 final against Chennai Super Kings. Gambhir, who led the franchise to two IPL titles, was put in a tight situation with pacer Lakshmipathy Balaji getting ruled out due to injury ahead of the summit clash. As a result, he decided to drop the in-form McCullum and include former Australia pacer Brett Lee in his place. In a video posted by Gambhir on Instagram, the former India opener revealed that he said sorry to McCullum in front of the entire KKR team after taking the decision and added that it is how one can grow ‘as a leader’.

“Before leaving for that final at Chepauk, I actually said sorry to Brendon McCullum in front of the entire team. I said ‘I am really really sorry I had to drop you. The reason is not your performance, the reason is our combination.’ No one wanted to do that. But I had the courage to apologize to him in front of the whole team. Nothing wrong in apologizing,” Gambhir recalled.

“Had I not apologized in front of the entire team, somewhere deep inside my heart, I would have had that guilt that I have not communicated well enough. Leadership is not only about taking appreciation or shutting yourself off or taking credit. It’s about doing this stuff as well. Sometimes it’s awkward but that’s how you grow as a leader,” he added.

KKR went on to win the IPL 2012 final against CSK by five wickets with two balls to spare. Incidentally, it was Manvinder Bisla – the player who replaced McCullum – who ended up guiding the side to victory.

Topics mentioned in this article

Source link

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Batman138 Bro138 Dolar138 Gas138 Gudang138 Hoki99 Ligaciputra Panen77 Zeus138 Kilat77 Planet88 Gaspol168 Sikat88 Rupiah138 Garuda138 Gacor77 Roma77 Sensa138 Panen138 Slot138 Gaco88 Elanggame Candy99 Cair77 Max7 Best188 Space77 Sky77 Luxury777 Maxwin138 Bosswin168 Cocol88 Slot5000 Babe138 Luxury138 Jet77 Bonanza138 Bos88 Aquaslot Taktik88 Lord88 Indobet Slot69 Paus138 Tiktok88 Panengg Bingo4d Stars77 77dragon Warung168 Receh88 Online138 Tambang88 Asia77 Klik4d Bdslot88 Gajah138 Bigwin138 Markas138 Yuk69 Emas168 Key4d Harta138  Gopek178 Imbaslot Imbajp Deluna4d Luxury333 Pentaslot Luxury111 Cair77 Gboslot Pandora188 Olxtoto Slotvip Eslot Kuy138 Imbagacor Bimabet