Sun, 18 Nov 2012 14:45:00 GMT | By PTI

Gambhir flies back to Delhi after grandmother dies

The Indian opener had to leave the match on the fourth day.


Gambhir flies back to Delhi after grandmother dies (© Reuters)

Ahmedabad: India opener Gautam Gambhir on Sunday flew back to Delhi before commencement of the fourth day's play in the first Test against England following the death of his grandmother.

Confirming the development, media manager Vinod Deshpande said that the opener took a flight to Delhi this morning after hearing the news of his grandmother's death.

"I don't know when he will be back. It probably will depend on what happens today in the match," Deshpande said.

Reserve Ajinkya Rahane came as a substitute for Gambhir when play started at the Sardar Patel Stadium in Motera on Sunday.

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