Srinagar: Former India pacer S Sreesanth has reacted in negative to former India opener Gautam Gambhir’s claim that MS Dhoni sacrificed his batting for better good.
Gambhir recently gave the ex-Indian skipper MS Dhoni a special mention during the coverage of the Asia Cup.
Gambhir claimed that Dhoni would have shattered several batting records if the wicketkeeper-batter batted at the No.3 position for India. The ex-India skipper even went on to claim that Dhoni sacrificed his international runs for trophies.
Speaking to Sportskeeda, ex-India pacer Sreesanth recalled Gambhir’s recent statement about Dhoni and pointed out that the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) skipper aced the finisher’s role to perfection in his international cricket.
“Gautam Bhai said recently that Dhoni would have scored more runs had he batted at No.3. But for Dhoni it was always about more victories than more runs. He always had the ability to finish games when the team needed him and he won two World Cups as well,” Sreesanth said.
“Credit should go to Dhoni, but he didn’t sacrifice his batting position. He worked a way to find out which players would do well for the team in which position and then slot them in those positions accordingly. His captaincy had the ability to bring the best out of his players. He has always thought about the team first,” Sreesanth added.