Former Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni will decide on his future after the Indian Premier League (IPL) next year.
Former Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni will decide on his future after the Indian Premier League (IPL) next year. Sources close to the star cricketer said this on Tuesday, which could have stopped the long-running speculation about his career. Dhoni has not played in a match since India crashed out of the semi-finals of the ODI World Cup played in England in July.
Dhoni did not tour West Indies and did not play in the domestic series against South Africa and Bangladesh thereafter. “If Dhoni decides on his future, it will happen only after ipl,” . You can’t stop speculating, because he’s a very big player. He is in good fitness and has been practicing hard for the past one month.”
“But how many competitive matches he will play before ipl will be decided at an appropriate time,” he said. Three T20 internationals and so on will be played in this series.
MsK Prasad, chairman of the National Selection Committee, has already made it clear that the panel is now thinking about the future and Dhoni is aware of his intentions to give more chances to young players like Rishabh Pant in view of next year’s T20 World Cup in Australia. Pant, however, has not been able to take advantage of the opportunities so far and has been consistently criticised for his performance as wicketkeeper.
Pant was also criticised for wrong decisions in drs recently, while Dhoni is fantastic in this case. Dhoni, however, has not talked about his future. He, however, was seen practicing with the Jharkhand U-23 team a few days ago, after which his possible return was speculated.
BCCI president Sourav Ganguly has also said that Dhoni will be given the same honour as he deserves. He also refused to retire the star wicketkeeper batsman immediately. After taking over as board chairman last month, Ganguly said, “You know the champions don’t end soon.”
Dhoni led India to the T20 World Cup 2007 and ODI World Cup 2011. He has played 90 Tests, 350 ODIs and 98 T20 internationals, scoring over 17,000 runs.
Shastri says, don’t put a curfew on Dhoni, wait till IPL
India beat Bangladesh 2-0 in the two-match Test series. The last match of the series was played in the day-night format at the Eden Gardens Stadium. After the match, Shastri discussed several aspects of the Indian team. Shastri said that after the World Cup defeat, the team has made a strong comeback which says a lot about the team.
The past cannot be changed, but next year’s T20 World Cup on the front and if we win, it will further strengthen the team of Virat Kohli’s captained invincible, but before that the question is whether former team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni Will play? The coach said everyone should wait for the IPL for the same.
According to the coach, “it depends on when he starts playing and how he plays in IPL. What other players are doing in wicketkeeping and what is their form against Dhoni? IPL will be a big tournament at end 15 of players will be finalised.”
He said, “I can say that the team will be almost certain after ipl. At the same time, I want to say, don’t talk about who’s where and wait till IPL. Only then we will be in a position to decide who are the best 17 in the country,” he said.