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MS Dhoni very lucky, he became successful Test captain because of Zaheer Khan: Gautam Gambhir

  • 11 Jul 2020 18:36:01

Previous India opener Gautam Gambhir has credited ex-India pacer Zaheer Khan for MS Dhoni's prosperity as the skipper of Indian Test group.

Gutsy previous India opener Gautam Gambhir has called MS Dhoni a skipper who was "fortunate" as he had the best group on the planet during his captaincy. The cricketer-turned-government official said that the credit for MS Dhoni's prosperity as the Test commander ought to exclusively go to Zaheer Khan, who is the second-most noteworthy wicket-taker for India in the longest configuration after unbelievable Kapil Dev with regards to pacers.

Gautam Gambhir included that MS Dhoni was honored to have Zaheer Khan, India's best world-class bowler, as per the previous Delhi batsman. Gambhir figured that previous India commander Sourav Ganguly ought to be given kudos for bringing a player like Zaheer Khan in the crew.

"The explanation Dhoni turned out to be such an effective chief in test cricket is a direct result of Zaheer Khan. He was a major gift that Dhoni got, for which credit goes to Ganguly. As indicated by me Zaheer has been India's best world class bowler. Dhoni has been a fortunate skipper since he got an astonishing group in each arrangement," Gautam Gambhir said on Star Sports show 'Cricket Connected'.

Prominently, Zaheer Khan scalped 311 wickets in his very nearly 14-year-long Test vocation. Zaheer took most extreme, 116 wickets under the captaincy of MS Dhoni, while under the rein of Sourav Ganguly he scalped 102 wickets. Zaheer Khan, arrived at the midpoint of 30.62 with the ball while playing under the administration of Dhoni. Then again, while playing for Ganguly, Zaheer had a bowling normal of 35.98. Zaheer Khan made his Test debut under the authority of Sourav Ganguly and it's a given that he honed his aptitudes under his shadow.

Further, Gautam Gambhir said that captaining the 2011 World Cup-winning Indian side for MS Dhoni was not troublesome as players like Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Munaf Patel, Yuvraj Singh, Yusuf Pathan and Virat Kohli were there in the group. He again affirmed his point that Sourav Ganguly needed to fabricate a group from the cinders while "fortunate skipper" MS Dhoni got a readymade group served on his plate and therefore won numerous trophies.

"Captaining 2011 World Cup group was simple for Dhoni in light of the fact that we had players like Sachin, Sehwag, Myself, Yuvraj, Yusuf, Virat, so he had got the best groups, while Ganguly needed to buckle down for it, and therefore Dhoni won such huge numbers of trophies," Gautam Gambhir finished up.