Indian opening batsmen Gautam Gambhir replaces injured KL Rahul for the remaining part of the New Zealand series. Gambhir returned to the Test team after sitting out for two years, last making an apperance in 2014 on the ill fated tour to England. He scored a total of 25 runs on that tour from four innings, as India went from a 1-0 lead to losing the five-match series 3-1. That series, too, was a comeback for him, as he was dropped in 2012 and missed all India’s Tests in 2013 due to a sharp decline in form.
Gambhir’s comeback has come about on the basis of his performance in the Duleep Trophy where he scored 356 runs at an average of 71.20. As Gambhir made it back to the team, this is how the twitter world reacted :
Gautam Gambhir In Duleep Trophy:
77, 90, 59, 94, 36
— Sir Jadeja fan (@SirJadejaaaa) September 27, 2016
Gautam Gambhir returns to India squad after the England tour in 2014.https://t.co/srM2vPOsIo
— HT Sports (@HTSportsNews) September 27, 2016
— BCCI (@BCCI) September 27, 2016
Congratulations @GautamGambhir bhai. You have proved hard work never fails. All the best for the series.
— Parvinder Awana (@ParvinderAwana) September 27, 2016
— Ashish Nehra (@TheAshishNehra) September 27, 2016
Dhoni's politics caused loss of 2 valuable years of Gautam Gambhir 's career.
— Vivek Sharma (@KhamoshVIVEK) September 27, 2016
RT if you are Happy!!! pic.twitter.com/Wv7qPtqcPU
— KolkataKnightRiders | Kolkata Knight Riders | KKR (@KkrKnightRiders) September 27, 2016
for god shake this should be true @GautamGambhir is a legend.. U can't ignore this guy..come on..gauti
— Omi.. (@omibhatt1) September 27, 2016
MS Dhoni is definitely not a great finisher.
Tried so hard but couldn't finish Gautam Gambhir's career.
Welcome back, Gauti!
— Pratik (@fake_engineer7) September 27, 2016
— Maneesh kumar (@DilKhushAadmi) September 27, 2016
This would be interesting. https://t.co/xQkaRakQwm
— SportySundae (@SportySundae) September 27, 2016
Irony is Gautam Gambhir 's career is restarting on Dhoni's biopic release date.
— Urban Monk (@iUrbanMonk) September 27, 2016
Gautam Gambhir in last 5 innings. This man deserves place in Indian cricket team. pic.twitter.com/nZx5f3rON4
— #UdtaIndian (@MrBing2104) September 27, 2016
When Gautam Gambhir came to know about his return, he smiled for exactly 0.1 sec. He is very happy it seems!
— Lamengineer (@Lamengineer) September 27, 2016
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