Gautam Gambhir decided to step down as the captain of Delhi Daredevils and now he has also decided to forego his entire salary while taking responsibility for the team’s disappointing run in the Indian Premier League.
It is possibly the first time in the history of the IPL that a captain has decided not to take any salary because of non-performance.
Gambhir called an emergency press conference on Wednesday and announced his decision to step down from his leadership role and now he has decided to play the rest of the tournament without any fees.
“Gautam Gambhir has decided not to take any salary from the franchise for the season. He will be playing remaining part of IPL for the Delhi Daredevils for free,” a source suggested.
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“Gautam is someone who has always puts pride above everything else. He has always been a proud performer. He has made personal call and has decided not to take any money.” the source added.
While he would still be playing this season as a player, he would be taking a call on his future only after the tournament gets over.
“I don’t know, it’s too early for me to decide on that. I will sit down and decide. I need to think where my game is going and where am I going as an individual,” Gambhir said during the press conference.
Gautam Gambhir refuses to take salary and if he plays any match he will play for free. What a man 🙇🏻🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/wG7xzEUzyd
— Team Gautam Gambhir (@gautamgambhir97) April 25, 2018
Gautam Gambhir HATS OFF to you man!!!! You are more than an inspiration idol! He just forego his salary cuz of non performance n will be playing rest of the matches of the season for free..!
Who in the cricketing world has so much courage??!
I Stan Mr Gambhir 💗
— Addy #GG 💗 (@dreamsredefined) April 25, 2018
He'll play the entire tournament without any salary.
That is Gautam Gambhir for you.
A man with the purest heart ❤
— Sukanya Chatterjee (@GautiSukanya) April 25, 2018
That's #Gauti for you…😢😢😢 The real champ…💖💖💖
Having relinquished captaincy of Delhi Daredevils, Gautam Gambhir has decided to forego his entire Rs 2.8 crore salary while taking responsibility for the team's poor show.
— Magesh kumar (@atmageshkumar) April 25, 2018