Gautam Gambhir, who recently announced his retirement from cricket, has criticised the captaincy of decisions taken by Mahendra Singh Dhoni during by the 2012 CB series. It was a forgettable tour for the Indian team as they had been to blanked in 4-match Test series and then they did not have an entirely convincing tri-series which followed.
The Indian team had three openers in Gautam Gambhir, Virender Sehwag, and Sachin Tendulkar in the side and the captain made it clear that he could only play two players in the side in order to give more opportunities to the youngsters before the 2015 World Cup, a decision which did not sit well with Gambhir.
“In the 2012 Tri-series in Australia, Dhoni declared that he can’t play all three (Gambhir, Sachin and Sehwag) of us together as he was looking ahead at the 2015 World Cup. It was a massive shock, I think it would have been a massive shock for any cricketer. I have not heard anyone be told in 2012 that they would never be a part of the 2015 World Cup. I always had the impression that if you keep scoring runs, age is a just a number,” Gambhir told India Today.