Ranji Trophy: Lady luck and grit takes Gautam Gambhir to eight shy of 100

Ranji Trophy: Retiring Gautam Gambhir Unbeaten On 92 As Delhi Take Advantage Against Andhra3Photo© firstpost.com

Ranji Trophy: Lady luck and grit takes Gautam Gambhir to eight shy of 100

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Gautam Gambhir is on the cusp of making his last innings a memorable one. He was unbeaten on 92 off 154 balls at stumps on Day 2 of the Ranji Trophy encounter between Delhi and Andhra Pradesh at the Feroz Shah Kotla on Friday. Andhra were bowled out for 390, the stage was set on Friday noon for the southpaw as he arrived into the middle to a guard of honour. In a throwback to the yesteryears, Gambhir got off to a brisk start cracking a couple of crisp boundaries off the first two deliveries he faced.

The 37-year-old showed no signs of nerves and raced to 25 in 17 balls courtesy of two more fours. Along with Hiten Dalal (58 off 77), Gambhir provided a solid start to Delhi as the duo added 108 runs for the opening wicket. However, lady luck played a huge part in Gambhir’s last act as Andhra’s fielders dropped more than a couple of chances, including one stumping opportunity.