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HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times
New Delhi, December 12, 2012
Nothing can be more sensational than pitting one player against the other. The only problem is that such stories generally never get confirmed.

The latest is MS Dhoni complaining to the BCCI that Gautam Gambhir was playing for himself, and that his attitude was dangerous for the team.

As expected, it was denied by the BCCI. And Dhoni too looked unaware, going by what he had to say about Gambhir on the eve of the last Test in Nagpur. "If you see the last few games, he has batted beautifully. There has been a lot of improvement in his batting. I think he is batting well. He is a big-game player..."


Besides, the timing of the story also raises eyebrows. Is it a mere coincidence that it appeared on the day when a former selector said he was in favour of making Gambhir the Test captain.

So, is it all about undermining Gambhir's captaincy chances?