IPL 2021: MS Dhoni not the best IPL captain in Gautam Gambhir’s book, says CSK should not retain him

IPL 2021: MS Dhoni is not the best IPL captain in Gautam Gambhir's book. The former Indian opener also says CSK should not retain him.
IPL 2021: MS Dhoni is not the best IPL captain in Gautam Gambhir's book. The former Indian opener also says CSK should not retain him.

IPL 2021: Gambhir isn’t impressed by Dhoni – Four IPL titles and two World Cups would be enough to consider a captain best in India but former India opener Gautam Gambhir isn’t convinced that MS Dhoni is the best captain, at least in IPL. After Dhoni led Chennai Super Kings to their 4th IPL title last week, Gambhir said, it is Rohit Sharma, who is the best captain of IPL and not Captain Cool. Furthermore, according to the cricketer-turned-politician, CSK should not retain Dhoni for IPL 2022.

Gambhir, while answering a question on ESPNCricinfo show Han ya Na, said that he does not consider Dhoni as the best IPL captain and cited the number of trophies Dhoni has won as the reason. “No, it is Rohit Sharma. If you talk about titles, one has won 4 and the other five,” Gautam Gambhir said straightaway.

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IPL 2021: MS Dhoni not the best IPL captain in Gautam Gambhir’s book, says CSK should not retain him

IPL 2021: Who is the best captain of IPL?

  • MS Dhoni has captained CSK and Rising Pune Supergiants a record 204 times in the IPL.
  • He has a winning percentage of 59.60% as a captain. Rohit Sharma is slightly ahead with a 59.68% winning percentage.
  • MS Dhoni has led his teams to a record 10 IPL finals including CSK a record nine times.
  • However, Dhoni has also lost five IPL finals, most by any team in the tournament.
  • But that Dhoni has led CSK to a record nine IPL finals and missed the playoff stage just once (IPL 2020) says a lot about his records.

IPL 2021: He further went on to talk about CSK’s IPL 2021 campaign and also predicted the name of three players Chennai Super Kings should retain ahead of the IPL 2022 mega auction. Gambhir claimed that the opening pair of Ruturaj Gaikwad and Faf du Plessis, who accumulated 756 runs together at the top of the order, was the key reason behind Chennai’s success.

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“To a certain extent but not 100 percent because Robin Uthappa, Moeen Ali, and the way the bowlers performed. But yes, they have been a major factor considering the kind of form they have shown,” Gautam Gambhir pointed out.

IPL 2021: MS Dhoni not the best IPL captain in Gautam Gambhir’s book, says CSK should not retain him

Taking about the players who should be retained Gambhir left out Dhoni and said it will be up to Dhoni to what role he should play for CSK. Gambhir picked Faf du Plessis, Ravindra Jadeja, and Rurturaj Gaikwad as the three players.