Gambhir flies back to Delhi after grandmother dies

hidden, Nov, 18 2012

India opener Gautam Gambhir on Sunday flew back to Delhi before commencement of the fourth day's play in the first Test against England following the death of his grandmother.

Confirming the development, media manager Vinod Deshpande told PTI that the opener took a flight to Delhi this morning after hearing the news of his grandmother's death.

The left-hander put up a century partnership with Virender Sehwag in the first Test against England. Reuters

"I don't know when he will be back. It probably will depend on what happens today in the match," Deshpande said.

Reserve Ajinkya Rahane came as a substitute for Gambhir when play started at the Sardar Patel Stadium in Motera on Sunday.

The left-hander put up a century partnership with Virender Sehwag in the first Test against England. He scored 45 runs before being dismissed while fellow Delhi-man Sehwag went on to score a century.

The reserve openers in India's team are Rahane and Murali Vijay.

With inputs from PTI

Published Date: Nov 18, 2012 | Updated Date: Nov 18, 2012



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