The 37-year-old left-handed batsman took to Twitter to announce his decision: "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."
Reportedly, middle-order batsman Nitish Rana, 24, would be appointed as the new captain for the ongoing 2018-19 Ranji season after Gambhir's decision.
However, the experienced batsman did not clarify his role in the team as a player for upcoming assignments.
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