The former Indian opener Gautam Gambhir believes that, It’s high time for the Indian wicketkeeper batsman MS Dhoni to take the retirement from the International cricket and it;s time to look ahead of Dhoni for the new Indian wicketkeeper.
He said,”It’s important to look into the future. And when Dhoni was the skipper, he invested in the future. I remember Dhoni saying in Australia that me, Sachin and Sehwag can’t play the CB series together as the grounds were big. He wished for young players for the World Cup. It’s necessary to take practical decisions than being emotional.”
“And it’s time to groom the youngsters. Be it Rishabh Pant, Sanju Samson, Ishan Kishan or any other wicketkeeper, whoever is believed to have the potential should be made the wicket-keeper. Give him chances for one and half-years and if he doesn’t perform, then others should be tried out as well. Then one would get to know who the keeper for the next World Cup is,” Gambhir added.
As we all know that, the Indian selectors already confirmed that, Dhoni won’t be the automatic choice for the West Indies tour and Rishabh Pant is the first choice for the wicketkeeper.