File photo of Gautam Gambhir.© AFP
Former Indian batsman Gautam Gambhir has recalled how a fight with a rival cricket team resulted in him being suspended for two months during his final year of school. While speaking to Jatin Sapru on his YouTube show ‘Over and Out’, Gambhir revealed that his ‘supervisor’ badge had also been taken from him as a result of a fight, and he was only allowed to sit for board exams. “I’ve been involved with a lot of fights at school … In the 12th standard, when every kid wanted to go to school, attend the last few days, and I played Ranji Trophy too-I was suspended for two months. I kept occupying board exams after that. Even my invigilator badge was taken. We went to Mayo College and played this ITSC tournament and we had a fight with DPS, “Gambhir said.
Gambhir also recalled another incident when a shoe fight damaged a famous portrait in the ‘House of Oman’, something he later regretted.
The former Indian opener also said that the headmaster of Oman House, who got the painting from Oman, cried after seeing the portrait.
“We also did other things that I now realize are very wrong. As a child you were passionate. We lived in the Oman House. The man in whose name the House was built, had brought a large portrait with a large frame from Oman. At night, we quarreled over shoes with nails and all and ruined the picture. The headmaster of the Hall started crying, “he added.
Gambhir, who made his debut for Team India, announced his retirement from all game formats in 2018.
During his gaming career, Gambhir appeared in 58 Tests, 147 ODIs and 37 T20Is, amassing more than 10,000 runs across formats.
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