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Gambhir steps down as Delhi Ranji captain

IANS  |  New Delhi 

on Monday stepped down as the of the Ranji team and said it was time for young guns to lead the squad.

The 37-year-old left-handed batsman took to 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 for the ongoing 2018-19 Ranji season after Gambhir's decision.

is slated to face on November 12 at their homeground Feroz

However, the experienced batsman did not clarify his role in the team as a for upcoming assignments.

The in-form recently led to the summit clash of the Vijay Hazare Trophy. He also scored a brilliant 151 against followed by a clinical 104 against in the quarterfinal.

Earlier in the year, had stepped down from captaincy of (IPL) outfit Delhi Daredevils and warmed the bench in the last eight games of the tournament.



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First Published: Mon, November 05 2018. 19:02 IST