New Delhi : Former India captain Gautam Gambhir on Tuesday said Delhi chief coach KP Bhaskar has made talented youngsters “so insecure” that he was left with no option but to ask him a few tough questions.
A media report accused Gambhir of engaging in an ugly confrontation with Bhaskar which the two-time World Cup winner rubbished. But Gambhir did not deny that he had asked questions after Delhi’s disastrous home season under Bhaskar.
“If protecting a youngster is a crime, I am guilty. If making 20-22 year olds feel secure in an insecure environment is a crime, then I am guilty. But I could not have let this man (Bhaskar) play with careers of young players like Unmukt Chand and Nitish Rana,” Gambhir told PTI in a no-holds barred interview at his residence.
“Dressing room is a private environment. There may be many discussions but that’s not supposed to be discussed. I never spoke what h(Bhaskar) said after we lost a T20 match in Himachal as to what laurels he had brought to Delhi cricket and where these youngsters are taking it to? Is it how you deal with youngsters?” questioned Gambhir. Asked whether he will speak to selectors, Gambhir was sarcastic. “Who are selectors? None of theem watched a single game. One selector is busy on channels and other partying.” Gambhir’s reference was towards Nikhil Chopra and Atul Wassan.