Cricketer Gautam Gambhir who was leading the Delhi Ranji on Monday stepped down as the captain of the Delhi Ranji team. The former captain belives that it is time give chance to the young players.
The left-handed batsman took to Twitter to announce his decision and said: "Time to pass the captaincy baton to youngsters, hence have requested the DDCA selectors not to consider me for that role. I will be in the background helping the new leader to win games."
As per the reports, middle-order batsman Nitish Rana, 24, would be appointed as the new captain for the ongoing 2018-19 Ranji season after Gambhir's decision. Delhi will lock horn with Himachal Pradesh on November 12 at their homeground Feroz Shah Kotla.
Earlier in the year, Gambhir had also stepped down from captaincy of Delhi Daredevils in Indian Premier League (IPL). The reason behind stepping down from the captaincy of Delhi Daredevils is the poor performance of the team.
Gautam Gambhir is one of the most talented opening batsmen. Gambhir and virendra Shewag have started the India inning in many matches and made the century partnership numerous time. Gambhir is also considered as hero of the final of ICC world cup 2011 as he has played much needed inning of 97 runs.