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Gautam Gambhir dropped himself, says Shreyas Iyer

ANI
Published : Apr 29, 2018, 1:25 am IST
Updated : Apr 29, 2018, 1:25 am IST

Delhi Daredevils skipper Shreyas Iyer has revealed that it was not his decision to drop former skipper Gautam Gambhir from the playing XI.

Gautam Gambhir
 Gautam Gambhir

New Delhi: After clinching a thrilling victory over Kolkata Knight Riders in their Indian Premier League clash, Delhi Daredevils skipper Shreyas Iyer has revealed that it was not his decision to drop former skipper Gautam Gambhir from the playing XI.

Iyer took over the reins of the captaincy after Gambhir stepped down from his position following Delhi’s disastrous start to the ongoing 11th edition of the IPL season, which saw the side lost five of their first six games.

And Iyer made a fine start to his captaincy tenure as he struck a scorching 93-run knock to help Delhi seal only their second win of the IPL with a 55-run victory over KKR at the Feroz Shah Kotla yesterday.

Munro was roped in for Gambhir for the game against KKR and Iyer confirmed that it was not his, but Gambhir’s ‘courageous decision’ to drop himself from the team.

“I didn’t make any call, to be honest. It wasn’t my decision to drop him. He himself decided to sit out, which was really courageous decision with him being the captain in the previous matches,” Iyer said.

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