Even a mention of the word cricket evokes a series of emotions. Such is the love and following of this game in India, the players are not just sportsmen but heroes that we believe in. And, for these heroes, the game does not remain only about the win or loss.
Gautam Gambhir is deemed as one such hero who has given us numerous moments of pride with his excellent game. However, the performance of his team Kolkata Knight Riders could not match up to expectations this season. With just one victory in the last five matches, KKR was disqualified from entering the finals after losing to Mumbai Indians.
IPL 10 has been pretty rough for Knight Riders. Realizing how their streak went downhill, Gambhir took to social media to address the fans. He tweeted:
Tks for being a wonderful support 4 @KKRiders,but 4 u all this journey won’t have been fun. Tried our best may b our best wasn’t good enuff.
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) May 20, 2017
KKR started with a bang this season by defeating Gujarat Lions by 10 wickets. Fans were looking forward to an equally impressive performance ahead. Contrary to that, the team managed to score only 108 runs in the Qualifier 2 which were easily chased down by the Mumbai Indians.
Gambhir’s message has been doing the rounds on social media for being honest and heartwarming. As dedicated fans, we also realize that in the end, trust and loyalty are the biggest gifts we can give to favorite players, and we are thoroughly touched by this gesture.