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Gambhir steps down as Delhi Ranji captain

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Delhi's senior-most has decided to step down from the state Ranji side's captaincy and has told the team management to pick a younger for the job, an said Monday.

"Gautam has intimated state team's selector that he would like to opt out of captaincy. He has suggested that someone younger be groomed for the job," a senior office-bearer of the and Districts Association (DDCA) told

The squad, for the first match scheduled on November 12, at the Feroz Shah Kotla will be named later on Monday.

was reinstated as at the start of the season and led to the Vijay Hazare finals and scored close to 500 runs in the National One-Dayers.

It is learnt that Gambhir, who is now 37, decided against continuing at the helm as it is still not clear whether he will play all the four-day games this season.

Gambhir's decision to opt out of captaincy is also an indicator that he might not continue playing competitive for a very long time.

However, with no Shikhar Dhawan or Rishabh Pant, Gambhir's experience will certainly be required.

Gambhir, however, had a slump in form during the IPL and his return to Delhi Daredevils' fold ended in a nightmare.

The senior opener stepped down from captaincy and also didn't take part after the first six games of the cash-rich league.

Of late, has been active on on various issues ranging from politics to

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First Published: Mon, November 05 2018. 13:05 IST
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