Former India batter, Gautam Gambhir has recently revealed former skipper MS Dhoni’s advice to him during the 2011 World Cup.
The final of the tournament was a memorable one for both Dhoni and Gambhir.
Both of them contributed well with the bat. Gambhir laid the foundation for India as he made 97 runs.
On the other hand, Dhoni played a fabulous inning of 91 from 79 balls and took India over the line, and ended India’s wait for the World Cup.
Gambhir has revealed that Dhoni was ‘very supportive’ of him and continuously asked him to get to his hundred and together they had a great 109-run partnership.
However, Gambhir fell short by just three runs and had to depart without reaching his hundred.
Gambhir says that Dhoni gave him full support and wanted him to get a hundred
In a recent interaction on Star Sports, Gambhir says,
MS Dhoni was very supportive because he wanted me to get a 100. He always wanted me to get a hundred. He told me between overs as well that ‘get your hundred, take your time and don’t rush into it. I can accelerate if there is any need to.
After the departure of Gambhir, Dhoni and Player of the Tournament, Yuvraj Singh completed the game for India and they shared a 54-run partnership for the fifth wicket. Dhoni hit Nuwan Kulasekara for a massive six that sealed the game off.
But credit must be given to Gambhir who kept India’s ship steady right from the beginning. He played some very risky shots and kept moving the scoreboard while also maintaining a partnership with Virat Kohli.
Gambhir wanted to have a century during the big final of the 2011 World Cup but Thisara Perera denied him this opportunity as he bowled Gambhir out.
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