‘Stick to your decisions’: Gautam Gambhir slams Dhoni’s captaincy during 2012 CB series

New Delhi: Gautam Gambhir has rapped his knuckles over the decisions by then captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni during the 2012 CB series – in which the Men in Blue were not able to qualify to the finals.

The Indian-opener uncovered how he was not allowed to be the part of playing squad before the start of tri-series between Australia, India and Sri Lanka but was then brought back into the final XI in the last game of the series.

“In the 2012 Tri-series in Australia, Dhoni declared that he can’t play all three (Gambhir, Sachin and Sehwag) of us together as he was looking ahead at the 2015 World Cup. It was a massive shock, I think it would have been a massive shock for any cricketer. I have not heard anyone be told in 2012 that they would never be a part of the 2015 World Cup. I always had the impression that if you keep scoring runs, age is a just a number,” the former cricketer was quoted as saying in media reports.

“When we were in a desperate need to win a game, I remember in Hobart, Viru and Sachin opened and I batted at three with Virat batting at four. India won that game and we had to chase in 37 over. At the start of the series, we didn’t play together, it was a rotation thing. When it was a desperate moment, MS had to play three of us. If you take a decision, back your decision, stick to it. Don’t back on something on which you have already decided,” he added.

The former cricketer also stated that the most important thing in having captaincy is being selfless and honest.

On December 4, the 37 year-old-cricketer had announced his retirement from all forms of cricket.