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Gautam Gambhir acknowledges MS Dhoni’s sacrifice, saying, “He couldn’t achieve what he would as a batter due to captaincy.”


If MS Dhoni was not a captain, he would bat at No. 3, and if he was only batting for a competitive team, he could have broken the ODI records so far, says former cricketer Gautam Gambhir.

When former India opener Gautam Gambhir praised the famous wicketkeeper-batsman MS Dhoni, praising him as a selfless skipper who put teams’ success over personal glory, it was clear that attitudes had changed dramatically.

The Southpaw cricketer, who has been outspoken in his criticism of Dhoni, has changed his tune. This is the truth of the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup final, in which the coolest captain produced around 91 runs in an innings against Sri Lanka.

Gambhir noted that Dhoni’s captaincy was exclusively high for playing the best captaincy role and also being an excellent batsman for his team. If he couldn’t lead India, he was an exceptional player for his team. However, he could have broken the ODI record, as quoted by Gambhir on the National Channel.

I think, as a captain, he missed many opportunities to perform as a batter. As a captain, you have to keep the team on top. I am very sure that if he had no burden on his team, he could perform fluently and might also break the ODI record, as added by Gambhir.

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