The former Indian cricketer, Gautam Gambhir, takes a dig on MS Dhoni and queries that why he wants to play for India if he has not played for his team for a year.
Gautam has preferred KL Rahul over Dhoni and says he deserves a place in the squad instead of Dhoni who has not been part of the team for more than a year.
The retirement of MS Dhoni has been a burning question for the last few days on social media platforms. Many are backing a legend like Dhoni and don’t want him to retire as age doesn’t matter but the talent does. However, few think he shall have retired earlier with dignity and he still has much more to serve to his nation. Among these two categories, Gambhir exists in the mid who thinks Dhoni shall not even think of coming back instead he prefers KL Rahul over him.
“If the IPL does not happen this year, then it will become very difficult for MS Dhoni to make a comeback. On what basis can he be selected since he’s not been playing for the last one or one and a half year,” Gambhir said.
“The apt replacement for Dhoni could be KL Rahul. Ever since he has donned the ’keeper’s gloves in white-ball cricket, I’ve seen his performance, both batting and ’keeping. Obviously his keeping is not as good as Dhoni’s, but if you are looking at T20 cricket, Rahul’s a utility player, can keep and bat at No. 3 or 4,” he added.
“If the IPL does not happen, then MS Dhoni’s chances for a comeback look dim. Ultimately, you are representing India, so whoever dishes out the best performance and can win the match for India should play for the team,” he said.