Gautam Gambhir might not share the warmest of relations with MS Dhoni and even though he’s mostly at the receiving end of the Dhoni fan army, he has come out with all praises for the former Indian captain, for the way he backed the current Indian captain. While Gambhir doesn’t come across as someone who would make truth the casualty in his quest for making a favourable image amongst Twitter warriors, this will surely help.
The southpaw who was part of the Indian squad in 2014, where Virat Kohli had an astonishingly bad time and only a mere presence of Jimmy Anderson was enough to see Virat nicking off. Gautam Gambhir said that MS Dhoni should be credited for the way he backed Kohli during and after that difficult tour. The southpaw also praised Kohli for having the mental strength to comeback from that tour and eventually conquer those English conditions in next tour.
“The sort of series it was in 2014, even I was there on that tour. You have to give credit to MS Dhoni because a lot of careers have ended after such a series, especially in one format. But he gave that kind of security to Virat Kohli plus his own eagerness,” the former opener said. “If he was a mentally weak player, he could have said after that tour that his focus will only be on white-ball cricket. If he gets to play Test cricket it is fine else he will focus just on the other two formats. But credit needs to be given that he gave importance to Test cricket and conquered it,” Gambhir said.