Gautam Gambhir: Coaches of the teams playing and not commentators should decided on man-of-the-match award

Kolkata Knight Riders skipper has suggested a drastic change in cricket.

Last Updated: Apr 19, 2016, 13:53 PM IST
Gautam Gambhir: Coaches of the teams playing and not commentators should decided on man-of-the-match award

New Delhi: Gautam Gambhir always prides himself on being a good team player.

Despite being the leader of his squad, the left-hander always considers himself one among the boys.

During his press interactions through the years, the Delhi batsman has often avoided praising one particular player and always spoken about his team as a whole.

After winning the man-of-the-match award for his 90-run knock, the Kolkata Knight Riders skipper has suggested a drastic change in cricket.

The left-hander wants the game to do away with the man-of-the-match award.

"I want to make a confession – I am not for awarding man of the match in a team sport and believe it should be done away with.

I know it is a tradition, which has been on for years, but in a team sport like cricket, where there are so many contributions from team-mates, it is unfair to appreciate just one player," he wrote in a column for the Hindustan Times.

In case this cannot be done, Gambhir wants the two coaches involved to take a call on who the best players in the match was instead of the commentators.

"Even if they want to keep the tradition alive, why not let the two coaches decide the man-of-thematch. The coach of the losing team is the best person to suggest who in the winning team hurt them the most. Who took the game away from them, simple. I am told as of now it is left to the commentators, but I think if we are to continue with this practice, then let the coaches take a call," Gambhir wrote further.