‘Nothing wrong in losing but everything wrong in giving up’: Gambhir tells LSG players

MUMBAI: A visibly upset Lucknow Super Giants mentor Gautam Gambhir minced no words while reminding his team that abject surrender in a tournament like the IPL is not an option. Gambhir was upset after LSG were all out for 82 while chasing a modest target of 144 against Gujarat Titans.

A win would have assured them a place in the play-offs, although they are still within a touching distance of a top-four finish. “There’s nothing wrong in losing. One team has to win and one team has to lose. But there is a lot wrong in giving up. Today I thought we gave up and we were weak,” a sombre looking Gambhir was seen addressing the players in a dressing room video uploaded by the franchise on Instagram.

View this post on Instagram A post shared by Lucknow Super Giants (@lucknowsupergiants)Always a tough nut and a two-time IPL champion, Gambhir made it clear that there is no place for the weak in a tournament like the IPL. “And honestly, there is no place for being weak in a tournament like IPL or in sport. That’s where the problem is. We have beaten teams in this competition.

We have played really good cricket in this competition but today I thought we lacked game sense which was more important,” he said. “We knew they (Titans) would bowl well and we expected them to bowl well. It is a world class competition, you are playing against international bowlers and we want them to challenge us. that is what we play sport for,” he added.