Its good fun (to be a part of Daredevils) and it can bring the best out of me. It will be good that I will be able to play in a good, peaceful and happy environment, Gambhir said at franchises jersey unveiling ceremony.
Having led a successful franchise like KKR for many years, Gambhir believes that one shouldnt look at impact players like Glenn Maxwell with their hefty auction price in mind.
Its not at all difficult to manage players as its the performance that will keep them in the playing XI. And it starts with me. I need to perform to be in that playing XI.
And sometimes, its not about price tag but about game-changers, who need to be given a longer rope because they can change the game. You dont expect them to be consistent but you expect them to win 3 or 4 games, Gambhir made his point clear.
Its not about price tag as its not in players hand. The only thing in players hand is to perform for the team. Thats what is going to keep him in the side, the skipper added.
Questioned if it is difficult to lead a new side which is not his handpicked, the stylish southpaw replied, It was same when I took charge of KKR in 2011. But in this team, my inputs have been taken. Our CEO Hemant (Dua) got me and Ricky on the same page. When I look at the side, I see theres a lot of potential.
Gambhir also took a dig when a scribe asked the most cliched question about whether IPL could be a vehicle for India comeback.
Every year before IPL, I am asked a standard question as to how important the tournament will be for my comeback. You dont play a tournament eyeing a comeback, you play to win it.
It is a selfish way to think that you are playing a particular tournament for comeback. You can never win the IPL like that and my aim is to win it for DD. PTI
Source : http://assamtribune.com