Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Former India batsman Gautam Gambhir is the frontrunner for the team’s head coach post. He has won two World Cup titles during his illustrious career.

Despite having a brilliant career to cherish, the former southpaw revealed the only regret he has ever had and it pertains to that iconic MS Dhoni moment in 2011.

In the 2011 World Cup final against Sri Lanka in Mumbai 13 years back, the visiting side was restricted to 274 for six. In reply, India lost two big wickets-Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar for just 31 runs in six overs.

However, Gambhir stitched an effective partnership with Virat Kohli before being joined by captain MS Dhoni. The two stitched a 109-run stand with Gambhir on the verge of a stunning century. However, Gambhir was dismissed with India requiring 51 runs more.

Subsequently, Dhoni comfortably completed the chase with 10 balls to spare, hitting the final run for an iconic six. Gambhir has recently revealed that not finishing that final for India remains his only regret.

“I wish I had finished that game. It was my job to finish the game, rather than leaving someone to finish the game. If I had to turn back the clock, I would go back there and score the last run, irrespective of how many runs I scored,” said Gambhir during an interaction.

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