Gautam Gambhir resigned from captaincy. This decision was taken after the IPL team named Delhi Daredevils lost five of their six games. The skipper managing a meagre 85 runs opening the batting.
Gautam decided to resign from his captaincy and that will cost him 2.8 crore which was his salary. He believes that the team disastrous runs are caused by him and hence he takes the responsibility for the same.
This has happened for the first time where an IPL captain decided to let go his salary because of non-performance.
Gambhir resigned from captaincy after Delhi Daredevils lost five of their six games with the skipper managing a meagre 85 runs opening the batting, including a half-century in the first game.
“Gautam has decided that he won’t take any salary from the franchise for the season. He will play remaining part of IPL for the Delhi Daredevils for free,” a source said.
“Gautam is someone who puts pride above everything else. He has been a proud performer. He doesn’t want to take any money and it’s a very personal call. In fact, he wanted to quit just after the KXIP game,” the source added.
While he is still available for the season as a player, he will take a call on his future only after the IPL gets over.
“I don’t know, it’s too early for me to decide on that. Let me sit down and decide. I have to think where my game goes and I go as an individual,” Gambhir said during a media interaction.