Time to look ahead instead of resting on laurels of 2011 : Gambhir

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Gautam Gambhir , who was one of the cornerstones of Indian World cup final win on April 2 2011 with his brilliant 97 is not ready to bask in the glory of the World cup win .

He feels that 10 years is too long a time now and he has moved on.

Gambhir also feels that as cricketers it was their job to perform for the country and win the cup and therefore they achieved their targets and did not do anything that they were not meant to do.

In 2011, we didn’t do anything that we weren’t meant to do. When we were picked to play the World Cup, we were supposed to win the World Cup. When we were selected, we didn’t just go out there to compete, we went out there to win,” Gambhir said.

“There were no such emotions as far as I was concerned. We didn’t do anything extraordinary, yes we made the country proud, people were happy, it’s time to move on to the next World Cup,” he said.

Gambhir further pointed that if India had won the next two World Cups as well, they would be considered as superpower in cricket.

“Probably, India would have been considered super power in world cricket if we had won the 2015 or the 2019 World Cup. It’s 10 years and we haven’t won another World Cup. That’s why I never go too overboard with things that ‘oh this is a special achievement’.

“If I got 97, I was supposed to get those runs. Zaheer Khan’s job was to pick wickets. We were supposed to do our jobs. What we did on April 2, we didn’t do anyone any favours,” he added.

“I simply don’t understand, why people just keep going back and get that high of 1983 or 2011. Yes, it’s nice to talk about it and it’s ok. We won the World Cup, but its always good to look ahead instead of looking back.

The more we look backwards , we never be able to move ahead.— Gambhir concluded.

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