Former India left-hander Gautam Gambhir has confirmed that his return to the cricket field under playing capacity is not too far away. The news comes as a blessing for those who love the stylish batsman.
Gautam was the unsung hero of Team India’s both limited-overs world cup wins that came under MS Dhoni, top-scoring in the finals of the 2007 T20I WC (75 off 54) as well as the 2011 ODI WC (97 of 122).
It was the purple patch of Gautam Gambhir that played a pivotal part in India’s surge to the number 1 position in test cricket. He also led Kolkata Knight Riders to two IPL trophies.
Gautam Gambhir to play in Legends League Cricket Season 2
The 40-year-old icon has confirmed that he is set to be a part of the second season of the Legends League Cricket.
“I am glad to share that I have committed to take part in the upcoming Legends League Cricket from September 17th onwards. I’m excited in anticipation of being on a cricket field once again. It’ll be a privilege and an honour to rub shoulders once again with the glitterati of world cricket,” Gautam Gambhir has been quoted as saying in an official release.
On September 16, a one-off exhibition match is scheduled at Eden Gardens, Kolkata where India Maharajas will clash against The World Giants.
Following this, a 15-match tournament under the name ‘Legends League Cricket’ will be played from September 17, in which Gauti will be a part of the Indian Maharajas.
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and co-founder of the Legends Cricket League, Raman Raheja has also addressed the arrival of Gautam Gambhir.
“Who will ever forget Gautam’s match-winning 97 runs in the 2011 WC Finals?” I am sure fans will be expecting to experience the same nerve-chilling performance(s) from Gautam and other iconic players in (LLC) Season 2″.