Gautam Gambhir Steps Down As Skipper Of Delhi Ranji Team

Updated: 05 November 2018 17:37 IST

Delhi will face Himachal Pradesh in their first match of the Ranji season on November 12.

Gautam Gambhir Steps Down As Skipper Of Delhi Ranji Team
Earlier this year, Gautam Gambhir stepped down as the skipper of the IPL franchise Delhi Daredevils. © AFP

Former India opener Gautam Gambhir on Monday stepped down as the captain of the Delhi Ranji team. Announcing the news on Twitter, Gambhir said that he has requested The Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) not to consider him for the role in ongoing Ranji Trophy season. "Time to pass the captaincy baton to youngsters, hence have requested the DDCA selectors not to consider me for that role. I will be in the background helping the new leader to win games," Gambhir wrote in his tweet. The DDCA is yet to make an official announcement on the replacement of Gambhir for Delhi in the competition.

Earlier, this year, the 37-year-old also stepped down as the captain of the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Delhi Daredevils. Gambhir returned to the DD after seven long years association with Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). After a poor start to the 2018 IPL season Gambhir stepped down from the leadership role midway of the competition and youngster Shreyas Iyer replaced him as the captain in the remaining matches.

Gambhir has represented India in 58 Tests scoring 4,154 at an average of 41.95. The stylish left-hander also played 147 One Day International (ODIs) for the country amassing 5,238 runs with a highest of 150 not out.

In IPL, Gambhir has scored 4,217 runs in 154 matches at a strike rate of 123.88. The veteran, during his stint with KKR led the team to two titles in 2012 and 2014.

Comments
Topics mentioned in this article India India Cricket Team Delhi Daredevils Delhi Daredevils Gautam Gambhir Gautam Gambhir Mohammad Azharuddin Cricket
Highlights
  • Gambhir has stepped down as the skipper of Delhi Ranji team
  • Gambhir earlier stepped down as the skipper of Delhi Daredevils
  • Delhi lost to Vidarbha in the Ranji Teophy final last year
Related Articles
Gautam Gambhir Reveals How MS Dhoni
Gautam Gambhir Reveals How MS Dhoni's Reminder Led To His Dismissal In 2011 World Cup Final
India vs Bangladesh: VVS Laxman Accomplishes "Mission Impossible" With Photo Of Gautam Gambhir Laughing
India vs Bangladesh: VVS Laxman Accomplishes "Mission Impossible" With Photo Of Gautam Gambhir Laughing
India vs Bangladesh: People Should Be More Worried About Pollution Than Cricket Match, Says Gautam Gambhir
India vs Bangladesh: People Should Be More Worried About Pollution Than Cricket Match, Says Gautam Gambhir
Gautam Gambhir Tells Sanju Samson "Grab Your Moment" Ahead Of Bangladesh T20Is
Gautam Gambhir Tells Sanju Samson "Grab Your Moment" Ahead Of Bangladesh T20Is
Rohit Sharma Emulates Virat Kohli, Becomes Third Indian Batsman To Enter Top 10 Rankings Across Formats
Rohit Sharma Emulates Virat Kohli, Becomes Third Indian Batsman To Enter Top 10 Rankings Across Formats
Advertisement