Former India opener Gautam Gambhir has praised MS Dhoni, describing him as a selfless captain. Based on Gambhir, Dhoni sacrificed his worldwide runs and centered extra on main India to main ICC trophies.
Gambhir has been a vocal critic of Dhoni prior to now. He has typically said that one man didn’t win the World Cup for India [in 2011], referring to the latter’s 91* within the last towards Sri Lanka.
Nonetheless, in a current video on Star Sports activities, the previous cricketer lauded the Indian legend for placing staff above self.
“Due to captaincy, he couldn’t obtain what he might have achieved as a batter. Quite a lot of occasions as captain you must preserve staff first. If MS was not captain, he might have batted at No 3. I’m certain he might have damaged a number of ODI data. He has gained a whole lot of trophies, however individually he sacrificed his worldwide runs for trophies,” Gambhir opined.
The 41-year-old went on to explain Dhoni as the primary wicketkeeper of India who might change the sport together with his batting.
Elaborating on his ideas, Gambhir mentioned:
“Earlier, they had been keepers first and batters later, however MS was batter first after which was a wicketkeeper. It was a blessing for Indian cricket that in MS Dhoni, we obtained a wicketkeeper-batter who can win you matches from No 7, as a result of he had that energy recreation.”
One among India’s most profitable ODI batters, Dhoni scored 10773 runs in 350 matches at a median of fifty.57, with 10 a whole lot and 73 fifties.
“Rohit Sharma is Rohit Sharma immediately due to MS Dhoni” – Gambhir
Throughout one other interplay on Star Sports activities, Gambhir opined that Dhoni has had an enormous function to play in present Indian captain Rohit Sharma’s success.
Talking after Rohit grew to become the second quickest batter to attain 10000 runs in ODIs, the previous opener mentioned:
“Scoring 10,000 runs was not simple for him. Noticed many ups and downs. Having seen that section, Rohit, as a captain, will again children who undergo a tough interval. Rohit Sharma is Rohit Sharma immediately due to MS Dhoni.
“MS backed him constantly in his preliminary struggling section. If he needs to depart a legacy behind, not by way of runs however as a captain, quite a bit will depend upon how he backs the younger gamers. It is going to be fascinating to see how he grooms the upcoming gamers,” the 41-year-old added.
Rohit led Group India to a 10-wicket win within the Asia Cup 2023 last towards Sri Lanka in Colombo on Sunday.
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Edited by Renin Wilben Albert