Gautam Gambhir might be in the news for a different reason of late, his successful foray into politics as he got elected as the Lok Sabha Member of Parliament representing the Bharatiya Janata Party from East Delhi. However, the cricketer in the politician can never vanish completely, and the former Indian captain did have thoughts over the World Cup 2019, that kicked off on Thursday and Team India captain Virat Kohli. The two-time World-Cup winner, who has had an on-off equation with his former teammate for both India and Delhi, stated that the captain’s intensity, something that was missing in his recent wax statue, was the key to India’s chances in the tournament. Nevertheless, the cricketer-turned-politician believes that India will make the semifinals along with Australia, England and New Zealand.
As per reports, Gambhir in a recent interview stated that Kohli’s recent wax statue missed his intensity. The former shared that the pose didn’t bring out his energy and his intensity. The Delhiite went on to draw a reference to India’s fate at the World Cup as he termed Virat’s intensity the key if India has to make the semifinals.
Nevertheless, Gambhir asserted that India will make the top 4. According to the southpaw, Australia, England and New Zealand will make up the rest of the semifinal line-up.
Gambhir said he was bullish about Australia because of coach Justin Langer’s man-management skills. He also stated that England and New Zealand had the manpower for the conditions, the batsmen to attack in hot weather and bowlers to trouble in moving conditions.
Gambhir also reserved special words for his former Kolkata Knight Riders teammate Eoin Morgan, who he felt could get the work done with his ‘good luck’ and charm and that their new jersey will add up to the ‘Morgan Magic.’