New Delhi: Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who was the most successful captain of Team India, was one of the most powerful batsmen of his time. Apart from his captaincy, Dhoni has also turned the dice of big matches with the bat. But ever since Dhoni has said goodbye to international cricket, his form in the IPL has been very bad. For the last two years, Dhoni’s fans have been waiting for a big innings from him.
Gambhir gave advice to Dhoni
Former India batsman Gautam Gambhir has now given him a big advice regarding Dhoni’s form. Talking to Star Sports, Gambhir said, ‘Dhoni has been a player who has always batted at number 4 or 5. But in the first half of IPL 2021, it was seen that he is going to bat at number 6 or 7. Many times it happened when he sent Sam Curran to bat instead of himself.
Former batsman made this comment
Talking further about Dhoni, Gambhir said that he is probably focusing more on becoming a mentor now. Gambhir said, ‘Maybe Dhoni is now playing the role of mentor and wicketkeeper. Dhoni is putting more emphasis on leading the team. If such a situation arises that Dhoni has to play only 8 to 10 balls, then Dhoni can go and hit big shots. But now even this task is not so easy for them.
Gambhir further said, ‘If you stop playing international cricket, then you find it difficult in a big tournament like IPL. It is not like CPL or other leagues. Top quality bowlers have to be faced in IPL.
Bad season for Dhoni
The last season and the 2021 season have also not passed anything special for Dhoni. In IPL 2020, Dhoni scored 200 runs in 14 matches at an average of just 25. Because of that CSK could not even reach the playoffs. At the same time, only 37 runs have come out of Dhoni’s bat in IPL 2021 too. In such a situation, the CSK team may have to face a lot of difficulties.