The selectors dealt Gautam Gambir a poor hand by dropping him, and the opener has sufficient grounds to soak in self pity, or seek redressal for his grievance.
But he is doing neither and his reaction on being sacked was to reject any suggestion of sympathy. I have taken it on the chin, he said with a touch of heroism. This is the time to show steel .
One understands team selection can not always be reduced to reason and players are often picked by a mysterious logic where personal choices/judgements and inspired instinct plays a role.