Gautam Gambhir. (TOI Photograph)
NEW DELHI: Historical opener
feels Indian gamers lack “psychological toughness” to address stress in crunch eventualities and can no longer call themselves world champions unless they demonstrate themselves in grand-label tournaments just like the
India won the ODI World Cup twice in 1983 and 2011 but were knocked out in the semifinal stage in four editions, in conjunction with the final two editions in 2015 and 2019. In T20 World Cups, India had triumphed in the inaugural version in 2007 and reached the final in 2014.
“What sets you rather than being a supreme participant to being a if truth be told very unbiased correct-wanting participant in a crew squad is what you impact in these important video games. I feel doubtlessly we hold no longer been in a fetch to address the stress, doubtlessly other groups were in a fetch to address the stress that manner,” Gambhir acknowledged on ‘
“Whilst you happen to explore on the total semi-finals and final, it unbiased correct-wanting reveals when playing if truth be told nicely in the league stage and you do now not play nicely in the semi-finals or knockouts, or no longer it is doubtlessly your psychological toughness as nicely.”
Gambhir, who modified into segment of the 2011 World Cup which the nation won after 28 years, acknowledged India can no longer call themselves world champions unless they demonstrate themselves.
“We will retain talking that we’ve got obtained every thing, we hold the potential to be the realm champions, but unless the time you do now not go on the cricket self-discipline and demonstrate that, you’re going to never be called the realm champions,” the 38-one year-inclined acknowledged.
“Or no longer it is unbiased correct-wanting your potential in these crunch eventualities. In bilaterals and league stages you would simply hold obtained doubtlessly a gigantic gamble to impress the mistake, reach to knockout stages, you establish no longer hold a gigantic gamble to impress that, you impact a mistake and you’re going abet home. That is the fetch perception comes into play and that’s the reason what India lacks in all these important video games.”