Àfter the world cup 2019, one question is going that MS Dhoni should take retirement or Not. Some people are said that it is the right time to retire from cricket and some people say that he still has plenty to offer for Indian cricket. In that order, Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir expresses his view on MS Dhoni’s retirement.
“It’s important to look into the future. Moreover, when Dhoni was the skipper, he invested in the future. I remember Dhoni saying in Australia that me, Sachin and Sehwag can’t play the CB series together as the grounds were big,” Gambhir told TV9 Bharatvarsh, as reported by Hindustan Times.
“It’s necessary to take practical decisions than being emotional. And it’s time to groom the youngsters. Be it Rishabh Pant, Sanju Samson, Ishan Kishan or any other wicket-keeper, whoever is believed to have the potential should be made the wicket-keeper,” he said.
“Give him chances for one and half-years and if he doesn’t perform, then others should be tried out as well. Then one would get to know who the keeper for the next World Cup is,” Gautam Gambhir added.
“If you see the statistics, then he (Dhoni) is the best captain. 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,” Gautam Gambhir further added.
“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. Dhoni has won the Champions Trophy and World Cups but other captains have also taken India forward. Captains like Anil Kumble have done the job though not for long; Rahul Dravid also led India to win in England,” he signed off.