Gautam Gambhir, who has been in the news recently for his political stint, riled up MS Dhoni fans with blame on the former Indian captain. This is not the first time that Gambhir has put allegations on Dhoni but his latest blames have agitated many Indian fans.
Gambhir blamed MS Dhoni for missing out on his century in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 final against Sri Lanka. Gambhir was batting on 97 when he was bowled by Thisara Perera. “I have been asked this question many times, on what happened when I was on 97. I tell every youngster and every person that before getting to 97, I never thought about my own individual score but looked at the target set by Sri Lanka. I remember that when an over was completed, I and Dhoni were at the crease. He told me that 'these three runs are remaining, get these three runs and your hundred would be completed”, he said.
“Suddenly, when your mind turns to your individual performance, individual score, then, somewhere, you have a rush of blood. Before this moment, my target was only to chase Sri Lanka's target. If only that target remained in my mind, maybe, I would have easily scored my hundred," Gambhir said. Dhoni later went on to score 91 runs and led India to a historic World Cup win at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.