Dominica: India pacer Ishant Sharma has thanked teammate Gautam Gambhir for supporting him during his difficult times and said the left-handed batsman motivated him to make a strong comeback into the national side.
Ishant, who is the leading wicket-taker in the ongoing Test series against the West Indies with 18 scalps, said Gambhir always stood beside him during his lean patch that saw the lanky pacer lose his place in the Indian team.
"I would like to thank Gautam (Gambhir) bhaiya. He had great belief in me. When I was down I would speak to him, and he would tell me that I would make a comeback and do really well. A senior player like him was supporting me and telling me I should not lose hope in myself," he said.