‘You’ve been a bunny in India’: Gautam Gambhir recalls 2008 sledging episode with Ricky Ponting – cricket

Gautam Gambhir, all through his cricketing profession, had been identified for being a simple buyer. The left-handed batsman not often shied away from confrontation on the sphere – usually entering into verbal exchanges with gamers from the opposition groups. Gambhir bought into a verbal altercation with Shahid Afridi throughout an ODI match in opposition to Pakistan in Kanpur in 2007. He additionally discovered himself in bother after allegedly elbowing Australia cricketer Shane Watson throughout a Test match in Delhi in 2008. He additionally bought into a heated change with Virat Kohli throughout an encounter between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders at IPL 2013.

In a latest episode of Star Sports’ chat’ present Cricket Connected, Gambhir was requested to speak concerning the sledging episode he loved essentially the most. “Who did you enjoy sledging the most?” the host of the present requested.

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In his reply, the previous India batsman went on to speak about his change with former Australia captain Ricky Ponting throughout the first Test match between the 2 groups in 2008.

“Ricky Ponting, maybe. That was in 2008 when Anil Kumble was the captain. In the series when I got my double hundred. In the first Test match, I think which was in Bengaluru, he said something when I was batting,” the 38-year-previous recalled.

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“He was at silly point, and he said ‘you haven’t set the world on fire’. I said ‘Neither have you in India. To be honest, you have been a bunny’. His record says that as well, he’s been a bunny in India,” Gambhir, who’s a presently a BJP MP, additional stated.

Ponting’s Test file reveals that he has performed 14 Tests in India in which he has scored 662 runs at a mean of 26.48 with only one hundred. His file in the ODIs is barely higher, as he has performed 46 ODIs in the nation in which he has scored 1,736 runs at a mean of 39.45 with 5 centuries.

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