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Gambhir thought of leaving cricket in 2007 after being left out of 50-over World Cup squad


Gambhir thought of leaving cricket in 2007 after being left out of 50-over World Cup squad

Ahmedabad (Gujarat), Sep 20 (ANI): Cricketer-turned-politician Gautam Gambhir on Thursday stated that he thought about leaving cricket in 2007 after being left out of the 50-over World Cup squad. India had a disappointing 50-over World Cup in the Caribbean in 2007 as they were knocked out in the group stages.

However, in the same year, the Men in Blue lifted the maiden T20 World Cup in South Africa under the leadership of MS Dhoni and Gambhir finished as the leading run-scorer in the tournament. "In 2007, when I missed the 50-over World Cup, that was the lowest moment in my cricketing career.

I had given up on cricket. Before that, I had missed both U-14 and U-19 World Cups.

In 2007 I thought I was the closest to play the World Cup, but when they did not include me in the squad, I had given up on cricket," Gambhir said. "Then I was chosen in Twenty-20 World Cup in 2007 and I got dismissed for a duck in the first match against Pakistan.

But as fate has it, I finished as the leading run-

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