MS Dhoni’s Rotation Policy Was Completely Crap: Gautam Gambhir

Gautam Gambhir has used some very strong words for MS Dhoni’s captaincy again as he has said that the rotation policy that Dhoni had adopted during the CB series in Australia in 2012 was completely “crap”.

Dhoni, during the CB series 2012, had told three senior cricketers of India Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir that he was not going to play all three of them together in the playing XI.

The reason why the then Indian captain had decided that was because he was of the view that the three veterans were slow movers on the ground.

Dhoni didn’t term them as poor fielders. He said the trio were “safe” catchers, but the wicketkeeper batsman insisted that they couldn’t move as quickly across the outfield as some of the young players could and that was hurting the team’s chances.

According to Gambhir, he obviously didn’t agree with the thought process of Dhoni, but he believes in the fact that the players should respect the decisions of the captain.

The problem he had with Dhoni was that he didn’t stick to what he decided. He said he would rotate the three openers and then when he got into a situation where India had to play a must-win game, he opted to play all three of them.

“I believe that one should follow the captain’s decision but it was complete crap. You started with the rotation policy but played all the three in the must-win games. If you make a decision, back your decision, stick to it.” Gambhir said in his exclusive interview with The Lallantop.

India had got to the final of the CB series 2012 courtesy a mind-blowing hundred by Virat Kohli in Hobart where India had chased down the target of over 300 in less than 40 overs, but, the men in blue couldn’t clinch the title eventually.


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