Cricket is a fickle business. Following poor ODI outings against Pakistan and England, Gambhir was dropped from the India side. Younger stars like Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma took his opening place in the ODI team fair and square, but he can feel aggrieved at being dropped from the Test side. Though he was one of India's few consistent performers against England at home, he was dropped against Australia. He hasn't been called up to the tour of South Africa. It was also a quiet year on the IPL front where the reigning champions, his Kolkata Knight Riders side, went out without a whimper.
Fast Fact: ?Gambhir is doing just three endorsement deals this year.