Indian Premier League: Former Indian cricket team player Gautam Gambhir believes that West Indies explosive batsman Chris Gayle should be in the opening for his team Punjab Kings in the second half of IPL 2021. Must bat. He also said that feeding Gayle at number three is beyond comprehension.
Gautam Gambhir said, “Chris Gayle should open. If Gayle is in your team then why do you want to play him at number-3. There is no point in feeding him at number three. West Indies and Punjab Kings have done this.” . I don’t know why they did this.”
The former Indian batsman further said, “If Gayle is included in the playing XI, then he should come as an opener. Because he does not waste the ball. At number three, he has to take singles than opening.”
Gambhir felt that it was finding it difficult for Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni to score runs quickly while batting after retiring from international cricket. He said, “Dhoni is a player who comes down to No. 4 or 5. But we saw in the first leg that he was landing at No. 6 or 7. There was also a time when he put Sam Curran before himself. Behind it The reason is that he is probably trying to mold into a mentor and wicketkeeper, who can lead and keep the team.”
Gambhir further said, “It is getting difficult for Dhoni, because once you stop playing international cricket, IPL becomes a very tough tournament. In IPL you have to face top quality bowlers.”