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“He sacrificed his international runs for trophies”

Former India opener Gautam Gambhir has praised MS Dhoni, describing him as a selfless captain. Based on Gambhir, Dhoni sacrificed his worldwide runs and targeted extra on main India to main ICC trophies.

Gambhir has been a vocal critic of Dhoni prior to now. He has usually said that one man didn’t win the World Cup for India [in 2011], referring to the latter’s 91* within the ultimate in opposition to Sri Lanka.

Nonetheless, in a latest video on Star Sports activities, the previous cricketer lauded the Indian legend for placing crew above self.

“Due to captaincy, he couldn’t obtain what he may have achieved as a batter. A number of instances as captain you need to hold crew first. If MS was not captain, he may have batted at No 3. I’m positive he may have damaged a number of ODI data. He has gained plenty 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 may change the sport along with his batting.

Elaborating on his ideas, Gambhir stated:

“Earlier, they have 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 mean of fifty.57, with 10 a whole lot and 73 fifties.

“Rohit Sharma is Rohit Sharma at this time due to MS Dhoni” – Gambhir

Throughout one other interplay on Star Sports activities, Gambhir opined that Dhoni has had a giant position to play in present Indian captain Rohit Sharma’s success.

Talking after Rohit turned the second quickest batter to attain 10000 runs in ODIs, the previous opener stated:

“Scoring 10,000 runs was not straightforward for him. Noticed many ups and downs. Having seen that part, Rohit, as a captain, will again kids who undergo a tough interval. Rohit Sharma is Rohit Sharma at this time due to MS Dhoni.

“MS backed him repeatedly in his preliminary struggling part. If he desires to go away a legacy behind, not by way of runs however as a captain, lots will rely upon how he backs the younger gamers. It is going to be attention-grabbing 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 ultimate in opposition to Sri Lanka in Colombo on Sunday.

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Edited by Renin Wilben Albert

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