India’s former cricketer, Gautam Gambhir, has been the critique of MS Dhoni. He believes that the successful captian has not passed on the quality players to his successor, Virat Kohli.
The debate has continued for a long time on the leadreship qualities of Sourav Ganguly and Dhoni. Admiring Ganguly’s leading quality, Gautam believes the player worked hard and created potent players and then passed on to Dhoni’s tenure. Gautam considers it as a reason behind why Dhoni has been a successful and lucky captain mentioning the victory of the World Cup 2011.
He believes that the ICC’s all trophies winning captain, however, has not passed on the quality players to Kohli.
MS Dhoni has not given world-class players to Virat Kohli: Gautam Gambhir
“When MS Dhoni finished [his captaincy stint], he hasn’t given enough quality players to Virat Kohli, apart from Virat Kohli himself and Rohit Sharma, or Jasprit Bumrah now. There are not too many world-beaters or probably people who win you tournaments,” Gambhir was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo.
“But look at what Sourav Ganguly gave to Indian cricket: Yuvraj Singh, Man of the Series in two World Cups [Yuvraj was only Man of the Series in the 2011 World Cup; Shahid Afridi was Man of the Series in the 2007 World T20], Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, Virender Sehwag – these kinds of world-beaters,” he added.
“Dhoni has been a very lucky captain because he got an amazing team in every format. Captaining 2011 World Cup team was very easy for Dhoni because we had players like Sachin, Sehwag, myself, Yuvraj, Yusuf, Virat, so he had got the best teams, while Ganguly had to work very hard for it, and as a result, Dhoni won so many trophies,” Gambhir had said.