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“He could have batted at No. 3 and broken several ODI records”- Gautam Gambhir lauded “selfless captain” MS Dhoni for winning ICC trophies


MS Dhoni is one of the biggest names to have played cricket for India. In fact, he is the most successful captain in Indian cricket history. He is also the only captain to win the T20 World Cup, the ODI World Cup, and the Champions Trophy as a captain.

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Whether with a bat or gloves, he was best at what he did. Many cricketers wanted to play under him once in their careers. His biggest trait as a captain was to groom the youngsters and give them opportunities. That’s what former Indian opener Gautam Gambhir talked about.

Gambhir lauded the former Indian captain and said that he was a selfless leader and sacrificed his own runs to focus on leading the country to ICC trophies. In a discussion on Star Sports, Gambhir, who is known to criticize MS Dhoni at times, said that Dhoni put the team above him.

Gambhir pointed out that he couldn’t achieve as a batter what he was capable of, and if he had not been the captain of the side, he would have batted at No. 3 and broken many records. The former opener stated, “If MS was not captain, he could have batted at No. 3. He has won a lot of trophies, but individually, he sacrificed his international runs for trophies.”

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Gambhir, who was part of the 2007 and 2011 World Cup-winning teams under Dhoni, said that the biggest plus with MSD was that he was a batter first and then the keeper, who won many games for India down the order with his hitting ability.

Dhoni retired with 350 ODIs and scored 10773 runs at an average of 50.57. He also scored 10 centuries and 73 half-centuries. Earlier. Gambhir also claimed that Rohit Sharma has achieved so much success because of MSD, who gave him a chance to bat up the order, and Rohit has never looked back since then.