Gautam Gambhir has often been a subject of media attention due to reported tensions with MS Dhoni. The former Indian opener has frequently criticized the media for spotlighting MS Dhoni as the sole standout performer of the 2011 World Cup, often overlooking the contributions of other talented players.

In a recent departure from his previous stance, Gambhir offered effusive praise for the former captain, recognizing Dhoni’s willingness to forgo personal accolades in favor of team success.

Gambhir highlighted the unique role Dhoni played as the first Indian wicket-keeper who could profoundly influence a game with his batting prowess. He explained, “India has seen wicket-keepers who prioritized their keeping skills and batted later, but MSD was a batsman first and then a wicket-keeper. His explosive hitting abilities at the No. 7 position had the potential to single-handedly change the course of a match.”

Additionally, Gambhir commended Dhoni’s selfless approach as a captain, underscoring his unwavering commitment to the team’s success. He stated, “MSD could have continued batting at No. 3, amassing numerous records, but he willingly surrendered his batting position to secure victories and trophies for India.”

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MS Dhoni concluded his ODI career with an impressive record of 10,773 runs, including ten centuries and 73 fifties. Dhoni also holds the distinction of being the most successful Indian captain in ICC events and is the only skipper to have secured all white-ball trophies.