Fans assume that former India skipper MS Dhoni and Gautam Gambhir have problems with each other. The fans have always created a mess of the complaints by Gambhir about Dhoni, as when he says something about the 2011 World Cup and how all the attention has gone on one man and the contributions of the likes of Yuvraj Singh, Sachin Tendulkar have gone unnoticed.
The left-handed batter believes that the world of cricket may not have seen everything that Dhoni’s batting ability can do. The Chennai Super Kings captain (CSK) had an incredible career filled with leadership, quickness, and a natural feel for the game.
MS Dhoni was the first wicketkeeper of India who could change the game with his batting: Gautam Gambhir
Gambhir said in a show on Star Sports, “MS (Dhoni) was the first wicketkeeper of India who could change the game with his batting. Earlier, they were keepers first and batters later, but MS was batter first and then was a wicketkeeper. It was a blessing for Indian cricket that in MS Dhoni, we got a wicketkeeper-batter who can win you matches from No 7 because he had that power game.”
He further added, “If MS would have batted at No 3, I am sure he could have broken several ODI records. People always talk about MS Dhoni and his achievements as a captain, which is absolutely true. But I feel due to captaincy, he sacrificed the batter in him, and he could have achieved much more with his bat which he didn’t. And this happens when you are a captain because then you put the team ahead, and you forget about yourself.”
The 41-year-old batter said, “He started batting at No 6 or 7. If he had not been captain, he would have been India’s No 3, and I think he could have scored more than what he has scored and could have scored more hundreds also. People always see MS with the trophies but in my opinion, he sacrificed his international runs for the team’s trophies.”
Here’s how fans reacted:
Except for the WC2011 final .. where he came early
— VisionaryVoid (@VisionaryVoid) September 18, 2023
He is not correct. Virat Kohli is best choice for No. 3 position
— Statistics of Bharat 🇮🇳 (@Stats4Bharat) September 18, 2023
Is it true? What am I hearing? I can’t believe. Gambhir who always gets insecure talking about Dhoni, how on earth he will accept the dhoni’s sacrifice.
— abhinav shukla (@_shukla_abhinav) September 18, 2023
Not agree with him
— 💯% Follow back (@hasnainmalik22) September 18, 2023
Still Dhoni won us the 2011 final..😂😂
— VJ (@VJsGamer) September 18, 2023
Thala Dhoni at his best for team & his legacy ❤️
— Mithran R (@r_mithran) September 18, 2023
That's true. Agree with this 💯
— Anupama Singh (@anupamaasingh) September 18, 2023
Pehli bar koi sahi baat boli he bande ne Dil jeet liya gambhir bhai ne aaj ❤️
— Hussain (@imhussy92) September 18, 2023