Abu Dhabi. Kolkata Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir today rubbished speculations that he approached ex-Indian fast bowler Ajit Agarkar to take some tips and first hand guidance on how to come out of a strings of ducks.
It should be recalled that Ajit Agarkar attained the feat of seven consecutive innings resulting in ducks against Australia in 1999 tour, later showing remarkable will power and resolve to come out of it.
Playing against KXIP, Gambhir showed immense maturity by not raising his bat even after reaching the landmark of one run, claiming that no body but he himself was responsible for scoring one run and coming out of poor form.
“It is due to my own hard work, dedication, focus and may little bit of luck (he was dropped on first ball) that by the grace of god I was able to open my account,” Gambhir told Faking News.
Gambhir who had made hat-trick of ducks prior to getting off the mark and playing this sensational knock of 1 almost got a standing ovation from the crowd.
The ex-Indian opener however rued that he couldn’t capitalize on the good start he got and help his team pose a challenging total.
“The key is to convert such starts into a double digit score,” KKR coach reportedly told Gambhir.
Ajit Agarkar, also known as “the bombay duck”, on the other hand too called it a rumour and denied reports that he was having sleepless nights and thus came to the rescue of Gambhir, to hold on to the only record he has against his name in his entire career.
“I have never gone after records, otherwise it wouldn’t have been difficult for me to have highest economy rate ever against my name,” said Agarkar who claimed he always kept team above self.