Virat Kohli is considered the master of chases, but nobody can deny that former Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni is one of the best finishers the game has ever seen. Their former teammate, Gautam Gambhir was recently asked to pick between the two to chase down targets, and surprisingly he chose Dhoni over Kohli (provided they both batted at the same position).

“It”s very difficult to compare both of them because one bats at No.3, one bats at No.6 or 7. Probably world cricket has missed one thing, that is MS (Dhoni) captained India and did not bat at No. 3. Had MS batted at No. 3, probably world cricket would have seen a completely different player,” said Gambhir on Cricket connected.

Dhoni made his international debut in 2004 and soon played two memorable innings against Sri Lanka and Pakistan while batting the no. 3 position. Gambhir believes that Dhoni could have become one of the best No. 3 batsman in the world had he stayed a No. 3 batsman. He continued and said : “MS Dhoni batting at No. 3 on flat wickets with the quality of bowling attack now in world cricket. Look at Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and West Indies in the current situation, with the quality there is in international cricket, MS Dhoni would have broken most of the records.”

Gambhir’s praise for Dhoni continued and he went on to say : “Probably he (Dhoni) would have got many more runs, broken many records. Forget about records, they are meant to be broken. He would have been the most exciting cricketer in the world had he not captained India and had he batted at No. 3.”

Dhoni has an average of 82 runs while batting at number 3 but he continued to play in the middle order for the majority of the career. Dhoni, however, left his mark on cricket as he is known as one of the greatest finishers in the game.

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