Gautam Gambhir who recently stepped down as the captain of Delhi Daredevils after the team lost five of their six games, has now also decided to forego his entire Rs 2.8 crore salary along with taking the full responsibility for the team’s catastrophic performance in the ongoing Indian Premier League.
This is possibly the first time in IPL that a captain has decided to abstain from taking his salary due to non-performance.
The decision of Gambhir’s resignation came after a weak performance placed the team at the bottom of the IPL 2018 table. Taking his place would be Shreyas Iyer, former Kolkata Knight Riders skipper.
The cricketer will now lead the franchise for the rest of the IPL 11 series.
The announcement of Gambhir’s resignation was made public on April 25 in a press conference. The cricketer also tweeted it to his followers later on.
“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 later told on the condition of anonymity.