Veteran Indian opener Gautam Gambhir has criticised former India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni for his decision during the CB Series (2011–12 Commonwealth Bank Series). India’s tour to Down Under in 2012 was a forgettable one as they were first blanked out in the four-match Test series by the hosts and then they failed to qualify for the finals of the tri-series that followed.
Speaking to India Today, Gautam Gambhir, who recently announced retirement from all formats of the cricket, said, “When we were in a desperate need to win a game, I remember in Hobart, Viru and Sachin opened and I batted at three with Virat batting at four. India won that game and we had to chase in 37 overs. At the start of the series, we didn’t play together, it was a rotation thing. When it was a desperate moment, MS had to play three of us. If you take a decision, back your decision, stick to it. Don’t back on something on which you have already decided.”
Gautam Gambhir has played 58 Test matches for India and scored 4154 runs at an average of 41.95. Gambhir also has nine hundreds and 22 fifties under his belt in the longest format of the game.
The stylish Delhi batsman has also guided Shah Rukh Khan-owned Indian Premier League team Kolkata Knight Riders to two IPL wins. Gambhir has played 147 One Day International (ODI) matches for India and scored 5238 runs with the help of 11 centuries and 22 half-centuries.