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Gautam Gambhir opens up about his relationship with MS Dhoni

Gambhir said he enjoyed playing under Dhoni's captaincy.

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Discarded Indian opener and Kolkata Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir opened up on his playing days along with former Indian captain MS Dhoni.

Speaking on Kolkata Knight Rider’s weekly TV show Knight Club, Gambhir spoke about the camaraderie he shared with Dhoni during their playing days.

“You need to give credit where (it’s due). (At times) People have criticized his (MSD’s) captaincy. What he has done for Indian cricket, not a lot of people have done that, especially the way he handled the lows. It is very easy to handle the highs. But the way he has handled the lows has been remarkable. Especially in Australia and England (2011-12) where we were hammered (4-0) and still being as calm as he was, not showing too many emotions, (for that) I think a lot of credit needs to go to MS,” he said.

 “I have played under Sourav (Ganguly), Rahul (Dravid), Viru (Virender Sehwag) and MS (Dhoni). I felt, I enjoyed a lot under MS. (We) had great fun; we are around the same age as well. He was pretty chilled out. He kept things very simple which was very good,” the 36-year-old added.

In case you didn't know...

Knight Club is a talk show hosted by the two time IPL champions Kolkata Knight Riders. Thanks to the show, fans get a sneak peek into what the cricketers have been up to in the off-season.

The details:

Gambhir and Dhoni have enjoyed a lot of success together and have involved in many important batting partnerships over the years.

Fans will never forget the vital partnership the duo put up in the 2011 World Cup final against Sri Lanka.

The KKR captain is currently playing for Delhi in the Ranji Trophy and is hoping to get another go with the Indian cricket team.

What's next?

Gambhir is in action in the fourth round of the Ranji Trophy with Delhi taking on Karnataka at the Alur Cricket Ground.

Author's take:

There have been a lot of reports and rumours over the years regarding the bitter relationship between Gambhir and Dhoni. However, the two seem to share a great camaraderie.

It was heartwarming to hear what Gambhir had to say about his former captain and we hope to see the two play together on the field once again.



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