Knight Riders all praise for Gambhir

Team coach Dav Whatmore and his assistant Vijay Dahiya praised Gambhir in unison ahead of their clash with Mumbai Indians on Sunday.

“He (Gambhir) has been a wonderful captain. He has been terrific for the quiet way he goes about his business. He leads by example, he has got a pretty shrewd brain. He is a likeable character and a popular figure in the dressing room,” said Whatmore on Saturday.

Former Delhi coach Dahiya added: “You grow over a period. The quality about him is whatever the situation, he has backed himself.”

“For him, team comes first and then the captain always. He is always thinking about the team first. That’s a huge quality as a leader. He has got all the qualities you need in a leader.”

The Knight Riders, who are assured of their place in the last four after Kings XI Punjab lost against Deccan Chargers in Dharamsala on Saturday night, have been one of the more consistent teams in the IPL fourth season.

Under Gambhir, the Knight Riders have displayed superb team effort.

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