The two-time IPL champion captain had shifted to the Delhi franchise this season after seven years of successful run with the Kolkata Knight Riders.
He has however, failed to produce the results and has also failed with the bat putting a question mark on his place in the eleven. Gambhir has aggregated just 85 in six matches, averaging just 17.
Meanwhile, new skipper Shreyas Iyer said he was confident the team would bounce back with eight games in hand.
“I thank the management, coach and gauti bhai (Gambhir), we have the potential to bounce back with eight games in hand. I really love the responsibility,” said Iyer