Mumbai: India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni hinted that the side would miss the experience of opener Gautam Gambhir in South Africa. Dhoni surprised the media at a press conference in Mumbai on Sunday by saying that Gambhir, who is not part of the Test squad, is the third opener in the five-day format. Gambhir has done well in the ongoing Ranji Trophy for Delhi.
"If you see, Gautam is definitely the third opener that we are considering. As of now, Murali Vijay and Shikhar Dhawan, they have done really well for us. So third opener as of now is Gautam," Dhoni said. (The battles in South Africa)
"I know (Gambhir is not part of the team) but he is the third opener. But you never asked if he is part of the team," Dhoni added before India left for their African Safari.