The former stylish southpaw of the Indian National Cricket Team Gautam Gambhir opined that there are better captains than Mahendra Singh Dhoni in the game of cricket. However, he feels that MS Dhoni is the best when it comes to statistics but feels that there are other captains for India, who had a fair bit of success.

Gambhir was an integral part of Dhoni’s game plan and the duo has won the 2007 World T20 in South Africa together. In the 2011 World Cup final, Gambhir powered India’s chase with a classy 97 and India’s surge to No. 1 team in Test in 2009.

A lot was said and written about the relationship between Gambhir and Dhoni when the former was leading the Indian team in all three formats. There were rumours that the two didn’t look eye-to-eye and were constantly at loggerheads with each other. However, later, they thrashed all the reports.

Gautam Gambhir, MS Dhoni
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As per Statistics, MS Dhoni is the best – Gautam Gambhir

Meanwhile, in the latest, Gautam Gambhir quoted that the captains like Rahul Dravid, Sourav Ganguly and Anil Kumble also had success for the team. He also pointed out the Test victory in Australia under the captaincy of Virat Kohli.

“If you see the statistics, then he (Dhoni) is the best captain,” Gambhir said to TV9. “But that doesn’t mean that other captains have done badly. Sourav Ganguly has done good captaincy; we have won outside under him. Under Virat Kohli’s captaincy, we have won ODI series in South Africa and Test series in Australia.

Shouldn’t criticise only the skipper:

Further, he went on to add saying that the credit must not be given to the skipper in the game of cricket. In the same way, he urges people to not criticise only the skipper, as the entire team has been the part of a success or a failure.

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”It is true that MS Dhoni has won us two World Cups (2007 and 2011) but it is not fair to give all credit to the captain for success and criticise only him when it doesn’t go your way. Captains like Anil Kumble have done the job though not for long; Rahul Dravid also led India to win in England,” he added.

Well, as Gautam Gambhir said, the success or failure must be given to the entire team. Currently, it is Virat Kohli, who is leading the Indian team across the formats with different vice-captains.

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