Gambhir hoping Langer can revive fading career

Australia

India batsman Gautam Gambhir has turned to former Australia opener, and now coach of Western Australia, Justin Langer to work on his technique and try and revive his fading career.

The 33 year-old Gambhir, who was dropped from India's Test team in 2012, made a disappointing comeback into international cricket registering scores of four, 18, nought and three in two Tests in England last year.

Gambhir's desire to better himself has now taken him to Perth where he will work with Langer, who in many ways was a similar player to Gambhir.

The former India opener has played in 56 Tests,147 ODI's and 37 T20 Internationals before he was dropped and will now just work on a few technical and mental issues with Langer to see where it takes him.

Langer, who formed a successful opening partnership with Mathew Hayden in a golden era of Australian cricket, played 105 Tests for the Aussies and scored 23 centuries.

Gambhir said: "I met JL [Langer] during the last Champions League last year when he was touring with Perth Scorchers as their coach.

"We spoke about a few things, about my batting, and I realised that he could be my go-to man to work on my game. I'd read Langer's interviews and his books.

"I could relate to him a lot. He too is an intense character like me and these things pushed me to come here."

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