India’s opener Gautam Gambhir made a comeback to international cricket after 2 long years in the third Test of the recently concluded Test series between India and New Zealand. Many Indian cricket fans believe that there is a rift between Gambhir and Virat Kohli and they don’t get along too well with each other after their ugly on-field spat in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
While speaking to NDTV in an interview, Gautam Gambhir said that he shares a good friendship with Virat Kohli, on and off the field. Gambhir said they both are passionate and aggressive and there is nothing wrong in having a difference of opinion.
“When you are playing against an opposition you want to go out there and win a game and for that you have to be aggressive. As a leader you want your team to play as you are. Both of us are aggressive and passionate individuals and want to do well for our respective teams,” Gambhir said.
“Even if we have difference of opinion there is nothing wrong in it. We both have same ambition that is to make our country proud and try to win each and every game as possible and try to contribute in the team’s success. There is nothing personal about it.
“This is what professional people do. We are pretty good friends on and off the field,” Gautam Gambhir told NDTV.
Gautam Gambhir also spoke about playing international cricket with Pakistan, and said that he can’t even think about playing with Pakistan. Gambhir said that he is speaking as an Indian and not as a cricketer.
“Not at all. I cannot think about playing Pakistan. Life of people of this country is far more important than any sports or any other thing,” the left-handed opener said.
“I am talking as an Indian and not as as a cricketer. I believe we should not have any ties or relationship with Pakistan. For me it is very important to protect out people,” Gambhir concluded.