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Gautam Gambhir Targets MS Dhoni With His Comments On Jos Buttler’s Captaincy


Gautam Gambhir Targets MS Dhoni With His Comments On Jos Buttler’s Captaincy


Former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir took a subtle dig at MS Dhoni while commentating during the game between England and Sri Lanka in the ICC World Cup 2023. He while talking about Jos Buttler remarked that the captain alone cannot win the tournament. 

Gautam Gambhir’s comment came when he asked about Jos Buttler not having a good campaign as a captain of the team. He highlighted that the captain alone shouldn’t get credit for winning the tournament or be blamed for losing the event. 

“I have one question for all the fans. If a captain alone can win you World Cup then Jos Buttler could’ve won England this tournament. Why he couldn’t win? Because batters didn’t score runs and bowlers didn’t pick wickets. If the entire credit for the tournament victory goes only to captain the remaining 14 players would be upset. If the captain alone can win you World Cup then in one year Jos Buttler is not a bad captain nor he was good one year ago. So to maintain balance is important,” Gautam Gambhir said.

For unversed Gautam Gambhir has always raised his voice when people credit MS Dhoni for winning the ICC World Cup 2011. He has been stern in his statement and has often said that the whole team won the tournament for India, not the keeper-batter alone. 

MS Dhoni has often been credited for winning the ICC World Cup 2011 with his six. Gautam Gambhir also played a great role in the final. He smashed a vital knock of 97 runs that brought India back into the game after they lost two quick wickets. 

He along with MS Dhoni shared a historic partnership and the duo together won the game for India. With 4 runs needed in the end, the keeper-batter hit the big six to win the World Cup for India and end the 28-year-long wait. 

ENG vs SL: Gautam Gambhir Says hitting sixes and fours is easiest in ODIs 

Gautam Gambhir during the mid-innings break in the match between England and Sri Lanka said that hitting six and four in ODIs is the easiest task. But the rotation of strike is the most important and toughest thing in the format.

He said: “Hitting fours and sixes is easy in ODI cricket. Taking singles and doubles and taking the game deep is difficult because you have to control your urge to hit a six.”

Coming to the match between England and Sri Lanka, the defending champions were thumped by 8 wickets. They batted first and it was a torrid batting display from them. The wickets fell like a pack of cards and they were bundled out for just 156 runs. The island nation then chased the target comfortably and won the game by 8 wickets. They have dented their chances of qualifying for the semi-finals.


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