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Need to take practical decisions and not be emotional: Gambhir on Dhoni's retirement

Friday, July 19, 2019 • Tamil Sport News Comments

Need to take practical decisions and not be emotional: Gambhir on Dhonis retirement

The Indian team's exit in the semi-finals of the ICC World Cup 2019 has led to a lot of debate surrounding the retirement of MS Dhoni from all forms of cricket, who is well past his prime, despite being one of the most valuable players and arguably the best captain ever of the Indian cricket team. It is being speculated that Dhoni, who has already retired from the Test format, has played his last ODI in the World Cup, although the former skipper hasn't made any announcements regarding the same.

Meanwhile, former Indian opener and current MP of East Delhi Gautam Gambhir, has said that emotions needed to be kept aside and practical decisions had to be made. He added that unless the younger lot got enough chances, they wouldn't be able to deliver for India. "It's important to look into the future. And when Dhoni was the captain, he invested in the future. I remember Dhoni saying in Australia that me, Sachin and Sehwag can’t play the CB series (in Australia) together as the grounds were big. He thought young players were needed for the next World Cup. It’s necessary to take practical decisions than being emotional," Gambhir stated.

"India now have a chance to give opportunities to youngsters. Be it Rishabh Pant, Sanju Samson, Ishan Kishan or any other wicketkeeper, whoever is believed to have the potential should be made the wicket-keeper. Give him chances for one and half-years and if he doesn’t perform, then others should be tried out as well. Then one would get to know who the keeper for the next World Cup is," he further added regarding the three players who could replace Dhoni in the future.

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