New Delhi. Gautam Gambhir has come out in favor of Team India’s mentor MS Dhoni. The team has lost both the opening matches of the T20 World Cup 2021. The team not only made 2 changes in the match against New Zealand (India vs New Zealand) but also changed the team’s batting order. Batting first, the team could score only 110 runs. New Zealand won this match easily by 8 wickets. Due to this it has become difficult for the team to reach the semi-finals.
Former cricketer Gautam Gambhir wrote in the column of Times of India, ‘Dhoni has nothing to do with these changes in the team. I have played with Dhoni for a long time. It cannot be their decision. I also know that other support staff can hardly challenge Kohli’s decision. He said that as a strategist, I was disappointed by Virat Kohli. Why was the team playing against Pakistan changed? That was not enough. He sent Ishan Kishan for the opening instead of Rohit Sharma.
didn’t need to play big shots
Gautam Gambhir said that looking at the conditions, it was favorable for Indian batting. Apart from big shots, Virat Kohli takes the innings forward by taking one or two runs. KL Rahul’s game has also been excellent. Suryakumar Yadav was not fed in the match. He said that even after the powerplay was over, he could have taken a couple of runs in the gap. Overall, instead of playing big shots, our batsmen had to focus on one or two runs and show struggle.
Kohli’s final tournament as captain
Virat Kohli will leave the captaincy of Team India’s T20 team after the T20 World Cup. In such a situation, this is his last tournament as a captain. Whereas MS Dhoni has been given the responsibility of mentor. Under the captaincy of Dhoni, Team India has also won the title of T20 World Cup, ODI World Cup and Champions Trophy. On the other hand, the tenure of coach Ravi Shastri is also ending after the World Cup.