Gambhir cuts short county stint with Essex

Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir has cut short his maiden stint with English county side Essex for family reasons. The left-hander had signed up with the county in August.

According to a statement released by Essex Cricket, “Gautam Gambhir returned to his native India on Sunday for family reasons. At this stage Essex Cricket and Gautam are unable to make any further comment. Essex Cricket is fully supportive of Gautam and very much hope that he will return to Essex before the end of the 2013 English domestic season”.

Gambhir  had registered scores of 31, 21, 2 and 0 before bringing up a century in the second innings against Gloucestershire in Bristol.

The 31-year old last played for India in the 5th ODI against England in Dharamsala in January this year.