Piyush Chawla is among the lucky players who were part of the 2007 and 2011 world-winning Indian cricket team but played only 35 international matches. Piyush was a member of the youth team that won the first T20 World Cup under the captaincy of MS Dhoni. Although he was part of the team, he did not make it to the final 11 in any match, in the opening match of the 2011 ODI World Cup, he was included in the final 11, preferring R Ashwin.
Piyush Chawla, 31, has been away from international cricket for the last 8 years, but he is one of the best spinners in the IPL. He was bought by Chennai Super Kings for auction for the IPL 2020 season for Rs 6.75 crore.
Piyush Chawla is set to play in the IPL under Dhoni’s captaincy for the first time. However, before that, he played most of the IPL matches under the captaincy of Gautam Gambhir, who captained the Kolkata Knight Riders from 2011 to 2017.
Talking with Akash Chopra on YouTube channel, Piyush Chawla selected his favorite captain from MS Dhoni and Gautam Gambhir. He praised both captains before making the selection. Then he said that I would say that Mahi Bhai is a better captain. You cannot compare these two captains. To be fair, everyone has a different view of the game. Sometimes Goti Bhai used to say that you can work in this way, if this happens then Dhoni also gives responsibility to you.
Piyush Chawla said that you cannot really compare between the two. Some of these things were quite common. These two give you a free hand as a bowler, but if it does not work, they will shift to Plan B.