MS Dhoni, the former Indian skipper is one of the greatest cricketers to have ever played for team India. Not just he took the Indian cricket team to number one position with his captaincy but also played an important role as a batsman and wicket-keeper both. Despite playing constantly at number 6 position, he has scored 10773 runs in ODIs while averaging more than 50.
Former team member Gautam Gambhir feels that MS Dhoni could have been a more prolific batsman had he batted at number 3. Recently, in an interview, Gautam Gambhir claimed that if MS Dhoni wasn’t handed over the captaincy he would have broken many records. He stated:
“Probably world cricket has missed one thing… that is MS (Dhoni) captained India and did not bat at No. 3. Had MS batted at No. 3, probably world cricket would have seen a completely different player,”
“Probably he would have got many more runs, broken many records. Forget about records, they are meant to be broken. He would have been the most exciting cricketer in the world had he not captained India and had he batted at No. 3.”
Well, during his glorious career, Dhoni gave two memorable innings against Sri Lanka and Pakistan while batting the no. 3 position. However, he continued to play in the middle order for the majority of the career. Talking about how he would have broken many records batting at number 3 position.
“MS Dhoni batting at No. 3 on flat wickets with the quality of bowling attack now in world cricket… look at Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and West Indies in the current situation, with the quality there is in international cricket, MS Dhoni would have broken most of the records.”