Days after Gautam Gambhir surprised his critics with a praise-worthy remark for MS Dhoni, former Indian cricketer S Sreesanth joined the same debate by issuing an eye-catching statement. It was under the leadership of magnanimous Dhoni that India were crowned champions in the limited-overs format for the second time in 2011.
Gambhir, who remained an integral part of Dhoni’s Team India for several years, gave the ex-Indian skipper a special mention during the coverage of the Asia Cup. Though it has been perceived on the internet that Gambhir always has an axe to grind against Dhoni, the former India cricketer and full-time cricket pundit surprised many with his recent take on the legacy of the Ranchi stalwart.
The former India opener lauded Dhoni for his unparalleled contribution to Indian cricket. According to Gambhir, Dhoni couldn’t achieve what he could have as a batter because of his captaincy. Gambhir claimed that Dhoni would have shattered several batting records if the wicketkeeper-batter batted at the No.3 position for India. The ex-India skipper even went on to claim that Dhoni sacrificed his international runs for trophies.