Published: June 15, 2020 6:41:41 pm
Former India opener Gautam Gambhir believes that Mahendra Singh Dhoni would have been a unique participant with all batting data in his kitty had the Indian captain opted batting one down in 50-over format.
Gambhir was requested to decide on between present India skipper Virat Kohli and Dhoni, to chase down a goal.
“It’s very difficult to compare both of them because one bats at No. 3, one bats at No. 6 or 7,” Gambhir stated on ‘Cricket Connected’.
According to Gambhir, with the type of flat pitches on supply and high quality of present bowling assaults in world cricket now, the Jharkhand dasher may have broken most of the data had he batted at three.
“Probably, I would have taken MS Dhoni. MS Dhoni batting at No. 3 on flat wickets, with the standard of bowling assault now in world cricket.
“Look at Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, West Indies, in the current situation, with the kind of quality in international cricket there is, MS Dhoni would have probably broken most of the records,” added the southpaw, who’s a member of each 2007 and 2011 World Cup-winning Indian workforce.
Dhoni in his profession normally batted decrease down the order and was extra of a finisher.
The former left-handed opener felt that Dhoni would have been the most thrilling cricketer on this planet had he not captained India and batted up the order at quantity three.
“Probably, world cricket has missed one thing and that is MS didn’t bat at No. three . Had MS not captained India and batted at No. three, probably world cricket would have seen a completely different player, probably he could have got many more runs, he would have broken many more records.”
However former India speedster Irfan Pathan had a unique viewpoint.
Pathan stated that if one compares Dhoni to Kohli at quantity three, Kohli would have been a greater choice.
“But MS had all the possibility to bat at No. 3, he didn’t. Look, I actually consider that in case you evaluate Virat and Mahendra Singh Dhoni batting at No. 3, I nonetheless really feel Virat has a greater approach.
“There’s nothing that I am taking away from Mahendra Singh Dhoni, obviously he has been an absolute legend of the game. Everyone has their own opinion. I will still take Virat any day,” stated Pathan on the identical present.
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