New Delhi: It's more than 48 hours now, but Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Gautam Gambhir is still cursing himself for dropping the crucial catch of Royal Challengers Bangalore's Virat Kohli, which later cost KKR the match.
In the 11th over bowled by Shakib Al Hasan, Kohli cut the 4th ball hard in the air, towards point region, but it somehow spilled out of Gambhir's hands. At that point of time, Kohli was batting on 31. After getting a chance, the RCB skipper made sure that KKR pay a heavy price as he went on to play an unbeaten match-wining knock of 75.
Gambhir feels that the dropped catch was the turning point of the game.
“Somehow, I am struggling to get the Virat Kohli dropped catch out of my system. The team won’t make me feel like a villain but I don’t know how to move on. It was easily the turning point of the match. Virat’s dismissal at that stage would have created an opportunity. Moments like these are akin to a wardrobe malfunction on an international red carpet. A simple and controllable thing but goes bust in front of the world,” Gambhir, wrote in his column in Hindustan Times.
It seems that the incident has literally shaken up Gambhir badly. “As a cricketer, you get nightmares of these situations but then you go back to sleep telling yourself that it was only a bad dream. Guess what? I am living that nightmare since Monday night. Like all good players, Virat made us pay big time for the miss,” Gambhir added further.