5 Indian cricketers who were not backed by Dhoni when he was captain

MS Dhoni has quite the record when it comes to captaincy. However, under his leadership, there were a few talented, as well as established, players who could have done way better if they he had lent them his support.

Here’s a list:

Gautam Gambhir: Unlike most of the others in the list, Gambhir was a big name in Indian cricket, starring with the bat both in the 2007 T20I World Cup and the 2011 World Cup finals. In an explosive interview with India Today, Gambhir revealed that he was "shocked" when Dhoni told him during the 2012 Australia-Sri Lanka tri-series that he would not be a part of the 2015 World Cup squad as the team was looking at the future. Gambhir was the second highest scorer in the 2012 tournament, second only to Virat Kohli. The southpaw from Delhi got to play in ODIs for just one more year after that.

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