Australia tour a turning point: Gambhir

Updated: 04 March 2008 09:07 IST

The batsman from Delhi has been reading the Bhagwad Gita to draw inspiration.

Australia tour a turning point: Gambhir

Brisbane:

India's young batsman Gautam Gambhir believes the ongoing tour of Australia has been the "turning point" of his career and reading the Bhagwad Gita has given him the mental courage to face any adversity.

Gambhir, who has made five comebacks since his debut in 2003, concedes that this tour has been the defining moment of his career.

"People may think that Twenty20 was where it all started but I'd say that this tour is the turning point of my career.

I was always scoring runs but getting them in Australia is a different high altogether," said the Delhi batsman, whom the player of the series award is beckoning with most fours and most runs to his credit.

Gambhir has two centuries to Tendulkar's one in the series, but he denies that any comparison could be drawn between the two.

"It feels good but please don't compare me to Sachin paaji, it's unfair. I'm only happy that my performances are helping the team win," he said.

Gambhir disclosed that of late he was following the philosophy of Bhagwad Gita and learning to "handle crisis the Lord Krishna way" but as a batsman he remained the same old aggressive self.

"I feel transformed. My approach has changed since I started reading Bhagwad Gita. I've been following what is said in Gita Saar," he said.

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