I have so much mutual respect for him – Gambhir on a rumored rift with MS Dhoni
Former Indian opener Gautam Gambhir denies all the rubbish claims of a rift between him and MS Dhoni, says that they both have mutual respect for each other.
Former Indian opener Gautam Gambhir rubbishes all the false claims of a rift between him and MS Dhoni, says that he has a lot of “mutual respect” for the former wicket-keeper batter.
Gautam Gambhir and MS Dhoni started wearing the blue jersey almost at the same time. Gambhir made his debut for India in 2003 while Dhoni started his career in the next year.
It was a lovely coincidence that, seven years later, they formed the epic partnership in the World Cup Final 2011 to guide India to a marvelous victory.
However, after the start of IPL, they became the biggest rivals, and KKR vs CSK was the only thing that fans had anxiously waited for.
And after that rivalry grew bigger, fans started believing that there is something wrong between Dhoni and Gambhir.
Gambhir, who has been criticized now and then for making bad comments on MS Dhoni, denies all those allegations being put on him and says that he will be the only person standing next to him whenever the need arises.
Speaking with Jatin Sapru on his YouTube channel ‘Over and Out’, Gambhir cleared this rumored rift with MS Dhoni for once and all on air.
“See I have so much of mutual respect for him and it’ll always remain. I’ve said it on air, I’ll say it on your channel, I can say it anywhere in front of 138 crore people, that if ever in need, I hope he’s never in need, but if ever in need in life, I’ll be the first one standing next to him because of what he’s done for Indian cricket, what he’s as a human being,”said Gambhir.
To make his point stronger, Gambhir pointed out the fact that he was the vice-captain of India during the majority of Dhoni’s campaign as a leader for team India.
“I’ve actually been the vice-captain the longest time when he was the captain. We’ve been rivals on the field when we played for our respective teams. But I’ve got so much mutual respect for him, for the kind of person, the kind of cricketer he is,”he added.
“See we can have differences in opinion, you might look at the game a different way, I might look at the game in a different way. I’ve got my own opinions, he’s got his own opinion. I’ve actually been the vice-captain the longest time when he was the captain… We’ve been rivals on the field when we played for our respective teams. But I’ve got so much mutual respect for him, for the kind of person, the kind of cricketer he is.”
He further added the fact that if Dhoni had batted up at the order, he would have broken all the records in the white-ball cricket.
“Had he batted at No. 3, he would’ve broken all the records. We talk about some of the greats of No. 3 – he would’ve broken everything in white-ball cricket,”he concluded.