MS Dhoni is one of the greater players that have played for the Indian national team. He continues to receive praises from many across the globe as a player and as a captain.
The former Indian opener, Gautam Gambhir, believes that the world could not witness the former captain at his greatest form. He is of the opinion that Dhoni would have made much more runs and broken many more records had he not taken over captaincy.
“Probably world cricket has missed one thing… that is MS (Dhoni) captained India and did not bat at No. 3. Had MS batted at No. 3, probably world cricket would have seen a completely different player.”
Gambhir believes that MS Dhoni’s quality batting would have been the one of the greatest things in cricket industry. According to him, if everyone is to look at the current situation across teams such as Bangladesh or West Indies, there is no way Dhoni would not have broken such records.
“MS Dhoni batting at No. 3 on flat wickets with the quality of bowling attack now in world cricket… look at Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and West Indies in the current situation, with the quality there is no international cricket, MS Dhoni would have broken most of the records.”
MS Dhoni has played only 16 ODIs as a top order batsman. During this time, his average score is 82 and a striking rate of 100. Overall, he scored 993 runs.
Unfortunately, MS Dhoni has not been a part of any competitive event since the 2019 World Cup. He was supposed to return to the field for IPL 2020. However, the event is indefinitely postponed due to COVID-19 outbreak and lockdown protocols. His performance during IPL 2020 would have dictated his future in the national squad.