India cricketer Gautam Gambhir has leaped in defence of MS Dhoni and slammed the people for criticising him time and again.
The former Indian captain attracted a lot of ire after struggling to rotate the strike during the second T20 International against New Zealand in Rajkot. Some of the cricket experts even said that the wicket-keeper should retire from the shortest format of the game. However, Gambhir believes that credit should be given where it’s due and Dhoni deserves it according to him.
“You need to give credit where (it’s due). (At times) People have criticized his (MSD’s) captaincy. What he has done for Indian cricket, not a lot of people have done that, especially the way he handled the lows. It is very easy to handle the highs. But the way he has handled the lows has been remarkable. Especially in Australia and England (2011-12) where we were hammered (4-0) and still being as calm as he was, not showing too many emotions, (for that) I think a lot of credit needs to go to MS,” Gambhir said during Kolkata Knight Rider’s weekly TV show Knight Club.
Gambhir also revealed that he enjoyed a lot playing under Dhoni. The southpaw said that Dhoni used to keep things simple when he was the captain of the team and that worked wonders for the players.
“I have played under Sourav (Ganguly), Rahul (Dravid), Viru (Virender Sehwag) and MS (Dhoni). I felt, I enjoyed a lot under MS. (We) had great fun; we are around the same age as well. He was pretty chilled out. He kept things very simple which was very good,” he added.