CLT20: Would Rather be a Mean Winner Than Polite Loser, Says Gautam Gambhir

Gautam Gambhir feels that Kolkata Knight Riders and other Indian franchises certainly have a better chance to win the CLT20 by playing in familiar conditions than teams like Barbados Tridents, Perth Scorchers or Dolphins.

updated: September 09, 2014 19:50 IST
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Gautam Gambhir led Kolkata Knight Riders to two Indian Premier League titles and hopes to rekindle that form in the CLT20.


New Delhi: Winning is all what matters to Kolkata Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir as he intends to be "mean winner than a polite loser" when the reigning IPL champions take part in the upcoming Champions League Twenty20.

"We always take the field thinking that we will win and this time it is no different. Ideally, one should not be thinking about the title in the first lap of the competition but such is the subconscious mind that it often takes you to the title leap even before you reach there. That is why I want to focus on the first game against Chennai (on September 17) and not go too far," Gambhir told PTI in an interview here on Tuesday.

Asked whether he hurts himself at times by being too intense, the 32-year-old left-hander says that "it's too late in the day to change himself".

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