We are pretty good friends on and off the field: Gautam Gambhir on Virat Kohli

Gautam Gambhir Pink BallGautam Gambhir has compared his characteristics with Virat Kohli as both of them shares a common goal to give their best for their respective teams on the field.

According to a report in The Economic Times, Gautam Gambhir said, "When you are playing against an opposition you want to go out there and win a game and for that you have to be aggressive. As a leader you want your team to play as you are. Both of us are aggressive and passionate individuals and want to do well for our respective teams.”

Gautam Gambhir had a verbal tension with Virat Kohli in an IPL match in 2013. He commented on the difference of opinion he has with his captain.

According to a report in NDTV, Gambhir said, “Even if we have difference of opinion, there is nothing wrong in it. We both have same ambition that is to make our country proud and try to win each and every game as possible and try to contribute in the team's success. There is nothing personal about it. This is what professional people do. We are pretty good friends on and off the field.”

Gambhir has been out of International cricket for nearly two years before his comeback in the recent India-New Zealand Test. He cites out how he kept himself mentally strong inn these years.

According to a report in Cricbuzz, he said, “I tried not to think about the platform. Had I done so, it would have been very difficult to keep myself motivated. That helped me stay hungry”

Gambhir also points out how exactly he trained himself to perform to be at ease with himself.

“My endeavour was to be at peace with myself. It is important to cut off from the world at some point of time. That's when you get to know about yourself. When I went to Australia to train with Justin Langer, those 15 days I was cut off from everybody .I explored myself,” he said.

According to a report in The Times of India, Gambhir said, “Passion drives this team’s energy.”