‘Kbhi kbhi gambhir bhi acchi baatein krleta haii’ – Fans react as Gautam Gambhir credits MS Dhoni for Rohit Sharma’s success in international cricket


India skipper Rohit Sharma needed only 20-odd runs to reach 10,000 ODI runs in the ongoing Asia Cup 2023. He was coming off a half-century against Pakistan on September 10 (the first day of the game). Meanwhile, the Indian skipper won the toss and elected to bat first. After all, less than 24 hours back, they defeated Pakistan by 228 runs. As the wicket was dry and used one, the decision seemed fine.

Meanwhile, talking about Rohit’s milestone, he reached it with a six against Kasun Rajitha in the seventh over of their innings. At this point, he was batting at 17 and this six helped him to reach the landmark. The 36-year-old ended up getting 53 off 48 balls including seven fours and two sixes on a wicket on which the ball came on well when it was new. As the ball older, batting started becoming difficult.

Meanwhile, talking about Sharma’s career, he made his ODI debut in 2007. He started opening the batting regularly during the victorious Champions Trophy 2013 campaign. Notably, he did the same against South Africa in January 2011 and six months before CT13. In this position, the right-hander has completed 8001 runs. Talking about his overall numbers, he has 10031 runs in 248 games and 241 innings averaging 48.93 including three double hundreds.

Meanwhile, during the rain delay in the ongoing game, former India opener, Gautam Gambhir credited MS Dhoni for Sharma’s success. Notably, Gambhir hasn’t spoken mugh highly of Dhoni’s captaincy, especially after the controversial 2012 CB series, including India, Australia, and Sri Lanka. Apparently, during the tri-nation series, Dhoni is said to have made a decision about not playing Gambhir, Virender Sehwag, and Sachin Tendulkar for the 2015 ODI World Cup.

Since then, Gambhir hasn’t been happy with Dhoni on cricketing terms.

Rohit Sharma-led side in the game despite the low score

Meanwhile, talking about the game, India went from 80/0 to 213 all-out. For the first time in their history, they lost all the 10 wickets to spinners, with Dunith Wellalage taking a five-for and Charitha Asalanka taking four and Maheesh Theekshana taking the last wicket. In reply, India reduced the Lankans to 26/3 but the home side is currently going at 58/3 at the time of writing.

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