MS Dhoni should bat at No.4 in the playoffs – Gautam Gambhir

Former India player Gautam Gambhir wants MS Dhoni to bat at the number 4 position in the playoffs of the ongoing seasons of the Indian Premier League.

He said that Dhoni should be playing at that position regardless of whether his team bat first or second in a match.

“MS Dhoni should bat at No.4 once CSK qualifies for the playoffs, irrespective of whether you are chasing or batting first so that you are able to spend time in the middle. I will want to see that, hopefully, it happens. The best thing about a captain is that it is his own wish, he can bat anywhere he wants,” Gambhir said on Star Sports.

MS Dhoni has scored just 51 runs thus far in the 14th edition of the league.

“Your No.3 and No.4 will not always score runs. You need to bat a little more. The more runs you score, it will keep getting easier,” he added.

“You will qualify for the playoffs but it should not happen that the responsibility falls on you, you lose early wickets and you have to come and score runs,” Gambhir signed off.