Gautam Gambhir steps down as the captain of Delhi Daredevils, will not take salary for the IPL!

Gautam Gambhir stepped down as Delhi Daredevils captain for the 2018 season after his team lost five matches out of the six matches they have played till now. Shreyas Iyer has replaced him with immediate effect.

“It was my decision. I haven’t contributed enough to the team. I had to take the responsibility being the leader of the ship. I feel it was the right time,” Gambhir said in a press conference.

“I take full responsibility for the position we are in. And looking at the position, I have decided to step down as captain. Shreyas Iyer will take over. I still feel we have the team to turn things around this,” he added.

He also took to twitter to share this heart-breaking news with his fans and also cleared all the ongoing rumors by saying that the decision was taken by him only and not by the franchise or the management. Here’s what he tweeted:


According to sources, Gautam refused to charge any salary for this season. Yes, he has decided to forego his entire Rs 2.8 crore salary while taking responsibility for the team’s disastrous run in the ongoing Indian Premier League.

Gautam Gambhir has decided to play it for free in this season. In his recent interview, he said that as he has failed to perform as a skipper and a player and therefore, he believes there is no point of charging any salary.

It is possibly the first time that an IPL captain has decided to forego his salary because of non-performance.

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As soon as Gautam announced his decision, Twitteratis pride on him. Here’s how his fans reacted to his bold decision, have a look:


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