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Gambhir labels T10 cricket as exhilarating yet challenging

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India’s former cricketer, Gautam Gambhir is participating in the ongoing US Masters T10 tournament in Florida.

He is leading the New Jersey Tritons in the tournament and has also labelled the explosive format as exciting yet challenging.

Meanwhile, Gambhir is one of the most respected icons in Indian cricket because he was a part of two world-cup winning teams.

Firstly, he won the 2007 ICC T20 World Cup’s inaugural edition under MS Dhoni, and then in 2011, he won the ICC ODI World Cup under him once again.

Moreover, he was the skipper of the IPL franchise, Kolkata Knight Riders wherein he led the team to two title wins in 2012 and 2014.

Says Gambhir on the T10 tournament,

The T10 format is a really good one and quite challenging as well. It is a very exciting format, and hopefully, this tournament will help bring in more fans for the sport in the USA.

Furthermore, Gambhir also cited the difficulties that the T10 format brings with itself and what opportunities the players will get from it.

I think the shorter the format, you’ve got more opportunity, especially with the bowlers because you know the batter is going to look to hit you every ball. So, there will always be an opportunity. But for the batters obviously going to be difficult because it’s about going out there and hitting it from ball one. So, which is sometimes not easy.

Gambhir talks about the development of cricket in the United States

Meanwhile, Gambhir also took a dig at how many of the associate nations can benefit from the development of T10 cricket.

He says that while T20 cricket allowed batters to invent new shots, T10 cricket will allow them to be even more creative.

A lot of the associate nations do play a lot of white-ball cricket, so obviously it will help them develop new shots as batters, which has happened a bit in T20, but you might get to see more of it in the T10.

However, Gambhir has yet not started a fire trail in the T10 tournament, his team New Jersey Tritons is in a strong position.

With two wins from four, they are placed 3rd in the points table at the moment.

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