Gautam Gambhir was one the top players for team India during his playing days. No one can forget his valuable 97-run knock in the 2011 ODI World Cup final. His knock along with MS Dhoni’s 91*-run knock were crucial as the Men in Blue won the tournament. Currently, Gambhir is busy doing commentary and working with broadcasters as a cricket pundit.
But, his statements regarding some active and former players like Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni make headlines. There are many instances where Gambhir was seen making cheeky comments to take a dig at Kohli. Now, he came up with a huge comment regarding Dhoni and his fans went crazy after that.
“No one bats better in the nets than MS Dhoni,” - Gautam Gambhir
Dhoni is currently preparing for the upcoming edition of the Indian T20 League in 2023 for his Chennai franchise. Many videos have gone viral where the Chennai skipper was seen hitting big sixes at the net sessions. There are reports that it might be the final season when Dhoni will don the yellow jersey. Now, while commenting on the same matter, Gautam Gambhir said: “When it comes to Indian T20 League, no one bats better in the nets than MS Dhoni.” Gambhir will be also seen in the league but as the mentor of the Lucknow franchise.
Last year, Lucknow got knocked out after losing in the eliminator against Bangalore. Fans were not happy with such a statement from Gambhir as it seemed that he trolled the former team India skipper. Speaking about these players’ contributions in the league, Gautam Gambhir won two titles for the Kolkata franchise while Dhoni has managed four for Chennai. Gambhir scored 4217 runs in 154 matches, at an average of 31.24 and a strike rate of 123.88. On the other hand, Dhoni has scored 4978 runs in 234 matches, at an average of 39.20 and a strike rate of 135.20.
Here is how fans have trolled Gambhir for his insulting comment on Dhoni’s batting ahead of the Indian T20 League:
Man of the net practice 🤣🤣— 127.0.0.1 ❤ (@NelloreVaasi) March 7, 2023
Savage by Gambhir 😂😂— Gautam Jack (@gautamjack22) March 7, 2023
Kisi ko nahi chhod raha hai ye bc 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣— Lokesh mehra (@Lokeshmeh96) March 7, 2023
Kohli par bhi aayega ruko ek do din 🤣🤣🤣🤣
Better in the nets 😂😂😂— IamWatchingYou (@NationPassion) March 7, 2023
Trolled😭😭— Riyan (@Riyan93145119) March 7, 2023
Comes from the person who bats good on cricket pe charcha pitches— Keshav Singhal (@stxrnritxxr) March 7, 2023
This is such a backhanded compliment.— Akshay Swamy | ಅಕ್ಷಯ್ ಸ್ವಾಮಿ (@captain_swamy) March 7, 2023