Gautam Gambhir is a well-known name in Indian cricket history. He has been a key part of India’s two World Cup titles. Gambhir has been India’s top scorer in the 2007 T20I World Cup and the 2011 ODI World Cup.
The left-handed batsman has seen bad times many times in his career, but there is one incident from childhood, which left him very disappointed and he burst into tears.
The 1992 edition was one of the worst World Cups in the history for India. The Indian team finished seventh and was eliminated in the round robin stage. The Indian team had won only two out of 8 matches. India was defeated by Australia by 1 run in a close match. This defeat made young Gautam Gambhir cry a lot.
The former Indian opener revealed that the narrow defeat against Australia was the only time he cried for cricket while not a single tear came out of his eye after the 2011 World Cup triumph. Gambhir said in a conversation with Star Sports, ‘I remember the World Cup was going on in Australia when India got a one-run defeat at the hands of Kangaroos.’
Gambhir further said, ‘I remember only once I cried because in my cricket career. Probably cried because India lost the match by just one run. I never cried after that. Didn’t cry even after winning the World Cup.’ Let us tell you that in the 1992 World Cup, Australia scored 237/9 by batting first.
Dean Jones played an inning of 90 runs in 108 balls. For India, Manoj Prabhakar and Kapil Dev took three wickets each. Due to rain, this match was played for 47 overs.
In response, the Indian team was made a contender for victory by captain Mohammad Azharuddin by playing an innings of 93 runs. However, the Indian innings fell apart and Venkatapathy Raju was the last batsman to be dismissed. He was run out and India fell short of winning by only 1 run.