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The trio that stayed away from 'Mahi' tributes!

By Aditya Pratap Arya -



Cricket family is in mourn since last two days. Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni stunned us with his decision on his captaincy. He took a bold step and left the responsibility for someone who can take his legacy forward. Twitter instantly erupted and Dhoni start to trend on Social media. Several former cricketers wished him luck and advised his fans to respect the decision.

From Harsha Bhogle to Alan Wilkins and Virat Kohli to Sachin Tendulkar, several members of the cricket fraternity posted something to show their love for Captain Cool. But three veteran players and Dhoni's team mates were absent from the tributes. Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir and Yuvraj Singh, who all shared the same dressing room with MS didn’t respond on his exit. At the same time, they all tweeted some tweets but none of them was related to the captain.

These players (Dhoni, Sehwag, Yuvraj, Gambhir) belong to the same batch and teams who won the World T20 and World Cup together. Meanwhile the trio had their words for Bengaluru mass molestation and Guru Purab on twitter, but they totally avoided to come out on Dhoni.

In the late feg of their carrier, news came out of their grudges. This includes that Captain Dhoni don’t want oldies in his team as they are slow in field. Yuvraj Singh’s father Yograj Singh stated that Dhoni is responsible for Yuvi’s exit from the Indian team and claimed some jealousy issues. During the 2012 CB series in Australia, Dhoni opted for the rotation policy in the top of the order between Sachin-Sehwag-Gambhir. All three played together only in one fixture, which turned out as India’s last match in the Triangular series.

In Dhoni's biopic several eye brows stood, when Reel life Dhoni asked to axe three players from the team. But the answer was escaped and the debate of team politics again took a dragon breath.

Sehwag played his last match against Australia in March 2013 and was removed from the team for poor show of batting. After three years, the aggressive opener retired. While Gambhir played under Dhoni last time in 2012 against England and then made a come back under Kohli. He is yet to retire and can’t drop his hope for another come back. On the other hand, Yuvraj was the part of Indian team last year during the World T20 held in India until he twisted his ankle while batting against Australia and was left out for the semi final. Recently, Dhoni and Yuvraj were seen together in latter’s wedding function.

Mahi is the greatest Indian captain without a spot of doubt. His career is also quite fair and having no black spot. But these rumors are having a life since a long time. Every player is thanking MS for his services and wishing him luck. We can only expect these trio to come up too and share their feelings for their captain with whom they created history.

Aditya Pratap Arya

One life, One love. Cricket