Raina pulled out of the IPL resulting from “personal reasons” and Gambhir thinks that Dhoni, who has been away from the sport for over a 12 months, ought to attempt to play as many balls as doable.
“It will be a good opportunity for MS Dhoni to come and bat at No. 3,” Gambhir mentioned on Star Sports’ present ‘Cricket Connected’.
“And he has been away from the game for the last one year, so he would end up getting a lot more balls to face and then he can actually play the anchor innings as well which he has been doing for India for the last couple of years,” the two-time IPL-winning skipper mentioned.
Gambhir mentioned that Dhoni can come at one down as there are batsmen who can play the ending recreation.
“So, MS Dhoni at No. 3 and then they have got depth with Kedar Jadhav, Dwayne Bravo, Sam Curran, all those guys they can come in. So, I think it is going to be a great opportunity for someone like MS Dhoni and I am sure he is going to relish that. Also, Suresh Raina not being there, you want to have some experienced player batting at No. 3, so it could be MS Dhoni now,” he added.
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