Gautam Gambhir believes Yuvraj Singh is India’s greatest white-ball cricketer.
Gautam Gambhir is a member of the Star Sports commentary team for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, which is currently underway. During the second Test between India and Australia in Delhi, a fellow commentator posed some intriguing questions to the former India opener. The former Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) captain was asked to select two players from his previous KKR squad. Despite acknowledging that it was a difficult question, he chose two players.
“It’s a difficult question, but the answer is straightforward. If I had to pick two players, it would be simple. My first choice would be Rohit Sharma, followed by Yuvraj Singh. Apart from these two, I didn’t require any other player. “I’m not saying we’d have a perfect team, but we’d have won more than two titles (if these two players had been available),” Gambhir said.
“The only captain who gave me nightmares was Rohit Sharma. I didn’t need to make plans for anyone else, and I didn’t give much thought to others. “I believe Yuvraj Singh is India’s greatest white-ball cricketer, not just because of his World Cup player of the series performance, but because of his vast talent and ability,” Gambhir said.
Gambhir was instrumental in India’s World Cup victories in T20s (2007) and ODIs (2011). The former opener has seen more action under India’s most successful captain, Mahendra Singh Dhoni. The 41-year-old cricketer also had a stellar performance in the Indian Premier League (IPL). He captained KKR and led the team to championships in 2012 and 2014.