It might be difficult for a cricketer who has enjoyed so much success with the Indian team, to find himself outside the hallowed dressing room. But Gautam Gambhir feels that he doesn't play cricket to make comebacks.
"I prefer not playing cricket just to make comebacks. I don't believe in that thought. Whether it's the Indian team or KKR or Delhi, India 'A' or any other team, I prefer to play to win. Even if it's for my club or my company", he was quoted as saying by the Times of India.
The left-handed batsman added that winning is what keeps him going.
"A batsman's job is to go out and score runs. If you ask me what benchmarks I've set for myself, it's about trying to score as many runs as possible and win it for whichever team I'm playing for," he said.
When asked about the critics questioning his technique, the 32-year old said that he was the best judge of his game.
"I think the problem in India is that you are dissected in all ways possible and that could be perhaps because there are so many people judging you at all times. When things don't go your way, all these opinions start coming out. But I really don't think much about the technical bit," quipped Gambhir.
When asked about fellow opener Virender Sehwag, Gambhir placed their future in the context of the Ranji Trophy.
"Honestly, I've been part of a Ranji-winning team and it can be quite a thrill. I've won the IPL too. He's never done that. I think he should try and do it this season," said Gambhir of Sehwag.