'Gambhir has unfinished business with Daredevils'
New Delhi: Delhi Daredevils CEO Hemant Dua feels that Gautam Gambhir is back to where he belongs and would like to complete his "unfinished business", which is winning the elusive Indian Premier League title for the franchise.
Gambhir, who was a Daredevils player from 2008-10, will be leading the capital franchise after seven eventful years with Kolkata Knight Riders in which he led them to two trophies.
"We were always keen to bring Gautam back home as he has unfinished business with the franchise (winning the trophy).
He was the second highest scorer after David Warner during last IPL. And above all, he is a leader," Dua said during an interview.
Dua is happy that the newly-appointed chief coach Ricky Ponting and Gambhir are on "same page" with regards to team building as the franchise gears upto win their maiden title. "I had personally ensured that both Ricky and Gautam speak to each other and express what's there in their minds. I am glad they are both on the same page on team building. They have had extensive discussions on the way forward," the CEO said. Dua admitted that Gambhir wasn't a very tough choice once the player had told KKR not to retain him using 'Right To Match' (RTM) card. "Look, there were only three potential Indian captains — Ravichandran Ashwin, Ajinkya Rahane and Gautam Gambhir. There were five franchises who had settled captains — MS Dhoni for CSK, Steve Smith for Royals, David Warner for Sunrisers, Rohit Sharma for MI and KKR I believe have some plans, which I would not like to get into. "Therefore, our option was pretty straightforward. Once Ashwin was picked by Kings XI Punjab, we always knew that we would go for Gautam," he explained. At Rs 2.80 crore, Gambhir seemed a real deal for DD and Dua isn't denying that.