Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir has criticized MS Dhoni for his decisions during the 2012 CB series played in Australia and has revealed that Dhoni’s decision to not play Sachin, Sehwag and Gambhir together came as a shock for him.
While recalling the 2012 Tri-series in Australia, Gambhir noted that Dhoni, the then captain of the India team declared that he can’t play all three (Gambhir, Sachin, and Sehwag) together as he was looking ahead at the 2015 World Cup.
The left-hand batsman revealed that it was a massive shock, and he thinks it would have been a massive shock for any cricketer.
He explained that he hadn’t heard anyone being told in 2012 that they would never be a part of the 2015 World Cup. He always had the impression that if you keep scoring runs, age is just a number.
The Indian cricketer noted that when India were in a desperate need to win a game, Viru and Sachin opened and he batted at three with Virat batted at four. India won that game and they had to chase in 37 overs.
He noted that at the start of the series, they didn’t play together, it was a rotation thing. When it was a desperate moment, MS had to play three of them. He feels that if you take a decision, back your decision, stick to it. Don’t back on something on which you have already decided.
The left-hander noted that first you decided that you won’t play the three of them together, then you decided that you are going to play the three of them together. According to Gambhir, this means either the original decision was wrong, or the second decision was wrong.