Not just bowlers, all players responsible for win or defeat, says Gautam Gambhir

Gambhir said there was no need to be harsh on gangly paceman Ishant Sharma and argued that the England bowlers too struggled in the first game.

updated: January 14, 2013 19:09 IST
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Kochi: Opener Gautam Gambhir on Monday backed the under-fire Indian bowlers, saying they alone cannot be blamed for defeats and the responsibility of a result lies with all the 11 players of the side.

India had very expensive last two overs in the Rajkot ODI, where England scored a huge 325 runs and won the match by nine runs.

However, Gambhir said it would be wrong to paint the bowlers as villain as the side prepares for the second ODI, here on Tuesday.

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