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Gautam Gambhir reveals his retirement plans from international cricket

Former India opener Gautam Gambhir has opened up on retirement saying he will call time on his career the day he feels there are no emotions involved in the game.

The 37-year-old has been in terrific form of late scoring runs in abundance in the ongoing Vijay Hazare Trophy for Delhi. He smashed a 104-ball 151 in an earlier group game against Kerala before leading his side to the semifinals of the competition with a whirlwind 72-ball 104 against Haryana on Sunday. He is so far the third-highest scorer in the tournament with 490 runs in eight outings at an impressive average of 61.25.

Having turned 37 during the quarterfinals, the questions on his retirement are doing the rounds now but Gambhir has illuminated the fact that he will keep playing until he enjoys the game.

Many factors led the left-hander out of the team ever since he last played for India against England in 2016 which also includes his age and although with a good show at the domestic grounds the chances of making a come back at an international level seem less.

No, till the time I keep scoring runs, that makes me happy. You keep doing it. I think scoring runs, winning, coming back to the dressing room happy, being in the winning environment makes me happy. Till the time I have that passion in me, where I want to come back to a happy dressing room, I want to be a part of that happy environment — I am going to keep going, and the day I feel that there are no emotions involved in it then I would think it’s time to go, the 37-year-old was quoted as saying by NDTV Sports.

AUTHOR’S TAKE

We probably might not see the world cup hero playing those international matches for India, But Gambhir is no less than any other star players of India currently playing for the country. Whereas the current situation is considered, he is focused on winning the trophy for Delhi and is preparing for the knockout clash against Jharkhand.

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