Gambhir reveals he is '100 percent fit'
Indian opener and Kolkata Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir insisted that he has completely recovered from the concussion he sustained during the recent tour of England.
"I am 100 per cent fit and that is why I was playing," he said after the Kolkata Knight Riders lost to Somerset by five wickets on Sunday.
Gambhir was out for a duck in his IPL team's loss to Somerset in the Champions League Twenty20.
Gambhir, who didn't compete in the event's qualifying stages due to the concussion, said his team would look to rectify the mistakes made in the match against Somerset."The way they batted in the first six overs, it took the game away from us. But I think we did really well to take the game to the last over. So, there are a lot of positives from this game. Hopefully, we don't make the same mistakes that we made today. Hopefully, we will try and come back hard," he said.
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'We can really bounce back'
Gambhir said 161 runs made by his team against Somerset was a good total.
"162 runs is a good total on the board and Yousuf (Pathan) batted well. Hopefully, we can make 162 again; I have a lot of confidence in our bowlers. Today, they batted really well and all credit goes to Somerset," he said."I think, we have got three more games. Hopefully, we can will three and gear to the semi-finals. Sometimes, when you know that you have got to win all, you go out and give everything. We can really bounce back, I have confidence in this squad," Gambhir said.
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'We respect the opposition but don't fear anybody'
Meanwhile, Somerset Captain Alfonso Thomas expressed happiness over his team winning the match against Kolkata Knight Riders.
"Hyderabad has become a home away from home. It has been good for us to win three (games) it is good," he said.
Asked if he still considered his team to be underdogs as he did earlier, Thomas said he prefers it that ways as the pressure is easier to handle."We certainly believe that we can win. Like I always said we respect the opposition but don't fear anybody. Obviously, we play to win," he said.
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