New Delhi: Gautam Gambhir has urged his fans and well-wishers not to "sympathize" with him for being dropped from the Test team as he is ready to "fight" in order to earn his place back national squad.
"No sympathies plz," the diminutive opener tweeted after the news of his exclusion.
The left-hander will be leading India A against the Australians in a three-day first-class tie and the 31-year-old Delhi lad is looking forward to that game.
"Lookin forward to training n then d india a game. Chin up guys, its time to show some steel. Come on," he further wrote on his twitter handle @5gautamgambhir.
Gambhir is no stranger to exclusions as he had been in and out of the India team during his formative years in international cricket.
On his own admission this is not the first time that his back is against the wall and he is willing to fight it out with his "chin up."
"Had my bak to d wall in d past 2, dis is no difrent. Will fight," he commented.
The KKR captain however didn`t forget to congratulate his junior statemate Shikhar Dhawan as well as Murali Vijay for getting selected for the first two Tests.
"Very hapy 4 vijay n shikhar."
The teamman in him was evident as he signed off wishing luck to his teammates.
"Want India to win @ all costs, wid or widou me."
First Published: Sunday, February 10, 2013, 18:49