The former Indian cricketer, Gautam Gambhir has preferred KL Rahul over legendary MS Dhoni and says KL Rahul shall be selected in place of Dhoni as he has performed well as a wicket-keeping batsman recently.
Dhoni, who has not played international cricket for more than a year shall not now think of a comeback according to Gambhir. He has taken a dig over Dhoni and raises a controversy that why he now wants to play if he has not been part of Team India for a year.
The retirement of MS Dhoni has taken over social media recently. Some want him to play more for India and serve his country more. Some are of the view that he shall have retired earlier with dignity whereas, hypocrite like Gambhir doesn’t want him to play anymore.
Gautam Gambhir prefers KL Rahul over MS Dhoni
“If the IPL does not happen this year, then it will become very difficult for MS Dhoni to make a comeback. On what basis can he be selected since he’s not been playing for the last one or one and a half year,” Gambhir said.
“The apt replacement for Dhoni could be KL Rahul. Ever since he has donned the ’keeper’s gloves in white-ball cricket, I’ve seen his performance, both batting and ’keeping. Obviously his keeping is not as good as Dhoni’s, but if you are looking at T20 cricket, Rahul’s a utility player, can keep and bat at No. 3 or 4,” he added.
“If the IPL does not happen, then MS Dhoni’s chances for a comeback look dim. Ultimately, you are representing India, so whoever dishes out the best performance and can win the match for India should play for the team,” he said.