Gautam Gambhir might in the recent days have lost his regular place in the team, but on Wednesday he once again showed that he is not yet out of the league.
The Indian Opener had scored a whopping 147 against Odisha in a Ranji Trophy match. This happens to be the 39th century of the cricketer in first-class cricket. With this ton, Gambhir also surpasses 14000 runs in the first class cricket.
The Captain of the Delhi Ranji team started off with his innings steadily and played off only on loose deliveries. However, his shots clearly showed that he was looking forward to a great innings and he had finally scripted it perfectly. Although the conditions were not ideal for any player to play on the surface, even still Gambhir as sensible enough to wait for the correct deliveries to play his shots and din loose the temperament till the end of his innings. He had a relatively much slower start, where he did play as many as 32 dot deliveries in the first half of his game. However, this was the need of the situation, as there was regular loss of wickets on the other end.
Rishab Pant, who happens to be in form played some good strokes and showed his form once again. He has recently scored his maiden triple century against Maharashtra.
The veteran cricketer has helped the Indian cricket team in several occasions and also have a lot of runs to his name. He along with Sehwag has been one of the most successful opening pairs in the history of Indian cricket. He also has a major contribution in the world cup finals, where he scored a match winner for the team. He has returned to the test team recently and has shown his class in the matches that he has played.