New Delhi: There has been a long-going rumour on Gautam Gambhir and his apparent rivalry India's limited overs skipper MS Dhoni. Some talks even claim that Dhoni was the one to force Gambhir's exit from the national team.
In his first Facebook live on social media, Gautam Gambhir has come out to clear the air on cold war with MS Dhoni.
On being asked about the subject by a fan, Gautam said, “There’s no rivalry between me and Dhoni. I feel whenever we’ve played for India, irrespective of the differences of opinions we’ve had, the ultimate aim to make the country proud and try and make our country win.
Till the time your goal is to make your country, I don’t think there will ever be any differences. I think he’s a fantastic player, a fantastic human being. We’ve had our best moments of our life together, whether it’s winning the World T20 in 2007 or the World Cup in 2011, being No 1 Test side in the world.”
Gambhir's statement clears doubts of any possible rift with Dhoni despite rumours of the captain's hand in his and Virender Sehwag's exit from the Indian team.
Despite putting his focus only on ODIs and T20Is, MS Dhoni has not been out of the news.
Earlier, Dilip Vengsarkar had questioned his measures to keep match-fitness intact considering he no longer players Tests or First Class cricket.
Mahi, who is likely to play for India A ahead of the start of ODI series, did respond saying he is working on his fitness in the gym.