Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and India fast-bowler Navdeep Saini has taken to social media to wish his ‘dear mentor’ former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir on his birthday. Gambhir turned 39 today and wishes poured in from the cricketing fraternity. Amongst all those wishes, the one that stood out was the poignant thank-you message cum birthday wish from Saini.
Navdeep Saini has been shining for RCB in the IPL with his express pace and his showings in the IPL and in the domestic circuit rightfully earned him a call-up to the national team. Saini has represented India in 5 ODIs and 10 T20Is picking up 5 and 13 wickets respectively. He is being touted as the player who will lead India’s bowling attack in the future.
‘You stood by me’ – Saini to Gambhir
On the occasion of Gautam Gambhir’s 39th birthday, Saini took to Instagram to acknowledge the person who ‘believed in him the most’. He captioned his post saying, “On this day I want to acknowledge someone who believes in me the most, my dear mentor! You always kept your faith in me. You stood by me and always cheered me up, and even when I wanted to give up on myself, you didn’t. It was your belief in me that made me who I am today. Thank you and happy birthday bhaiya 🌹🌹”
This heartfelt and poignant message has caught the attention of cricket fans around India. As wishes continue to pour in for the unsung hero of Indian cricket, Gambhir, this post takes the cake for being the sweetest.
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