Rumors of a bitter relationship between MS Dhoni and Gautam Gambhir never took a pause since the latter openly differed with the former's opinions.
When the two cricketers played together, there were talks of a tiff between them. But both the cricketers never spoke about it in media. They always snubbed the rumors and only accepted that their views were different but that never affected their relationship.
Recently, Gambhir put a full stop on all the speculations on their relationship. “We’ve always been good friends. We’ve shared a room together during a camp in Bangalore, an Indian team camp. We’ve shared a fabulous relationship. These are all rumors. When you’ve done so many special things together for the country and you’ve shared the lowest moments and the best moments, how can there be any differences?
"I’ve never tried clarifying it. And I’m sure that he never tried clarifying that either because you trying to clarify things which are true. You don’t clarify rumors. You don’t need to clarify rumors either,” Gautam Gambhir was quoted as saying in The Quint.
The rumors were sparked during India's tour to Australia where Dhoni had initiated a rotation policy between Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar, and Gambhir for the opening slot.
The former India captain believed playing all three together wasn't possible as it was affecting the fielding. So, Dhoni came up with an idea of playing with just two of the three senior cricketers which even received criticism.
“I think 2012 was too early for anyone to plan for 2015. I think you don’t plan three years before. I personally felt there was no need for that because you end up picking the best playing eleven which can win you the match. That is what I’ve always believed irrespective of what age you are at.
"If you aren’t good enough, you shouldn’t be a part of the team. It’s not about you, it’s not about me, it’s about the entire nation. It’s not a club side. It’s about doing something for the nation because you are responsible and answerable to the entire country. I was a bit surprised, but that’s his call. He’s the captain and he has taken those decisions,” the former India opener added.
(With the Inputs of THE QUINT)