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Can return to No.3 if needed: Gambhir

IANS
Apr 20, 2012 at 07:01pm IST

New Delhi: Kolkata Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir Friday said he was ready to bat at No.3 if the team needed any time during the Indian Premier League (IPL). Gambhir batted at No.3 without much success in the first two matches scoring 16 and 0. But in the last four matches he has opened and twice he has notched up a fifty.

"[Kolkata] Knight Riders is not just my team, it is all about 23 players. In the first two matches I thought I needed to go and bat at number three and after that there was a need to open the innings. I will again go back to number three if needed. There is no place for individuals in the team and it is all about winning," he said.

The Delhi boy, who was here in the capital for a promotional event, also jumped to defend out-of-form allrounder Yusuf Pathan. "Only six matches have been held now. I think Yusuf only needs one match to turn things around. I have full faith in him and all the 23 players," he said.

Can return to No.3 if needed: Gambhir

The KKR captain also backed out-of-form allrounder Yusuf Pathan to come good in the coming matches.

Gambhir also said that as professional cricketer he had no problems with the hectic schedule of the IPL. "I am not alone who has this hectic schedule. In fact, in most professions people have hectic schedules," he said.

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