IPL 2018: Gambhir to abandon his salary after stepping down as Delhi Daredevils captain

Gambhir will continue to play as a player for Delhi Daredevils.

Gambhir will disown his salary for the season. (IANS)

After stepping down as Delhi Daredevils skipper for the rest of the season, Gautam Gambhir has decided to abandon his salary because he has underperformed as a skipper for his side. 

Gambhir resigned from captaincy after Delhi Daredevils lost five of their six games with the skipper managing a meagre 85 runs opening the batting, including a half-century in the first game. 

"Gautam has decided that he won't take any salary from the franchise for the season. He will play remaining part of IPL for the Delhi Daredevils for free," a source privy to the development told PTI on the condition of anonymity.

"Gautam is someone who puts pride above everything else. He has been a proud performer. He doesn't want to take any money and it's a very personal call. In fact, he wanted to quit just after the KXIP game," the source added.

He concluded in a press conference where he the statement saying that he will continue to play as a player for his team and will take a call on his career after the end of the IPL. 

"I don't know, it's too early for me to decide on that. Let me sit down and decide. I have to think where my game goes and I go as an individual," Gambhir said during media interaction.

By Anshuman Roy - 25 Apr, 2018

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