Indian Cricket star MS Dhoni has not been in action since the conclusion of 2019 World Cup, it has been long rest as he shows his unavailability to BCCI for several home series. There have been intense speculations started over his future in international cricket. Now the news is coming out that Dhoni will take a call on his future after the Indian Premier League (IPL) next year where he is confirmed to lead Chennai Super Kings (CSK).
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Initially, MSD had opted for a two-month-long break, to serve in the Indian Army post World Cup. He spent 15 days training with the Army in Jammu and Kashmir but has since extended his sabbatical to over 5 months now.
Dhoni has missed three series for India and will not play in upcoming limited over series against West Indies which gets underway next month.
Dhoni missed India’s tour of West Indies followed by South Africa and Bangladesh series at home. However, fans going to witness him featuring in upcoming IPL, for that he started working on his skills, yes A source close to Dhoni revealed that he has been training hard for over a month and will be deciding his future after the IPL.
“If at all MS will take a call on his future, it will only be after the IPL. You can’t stop speculation as he is such a big player. He is in the best shape possible fitness-wise and has been training hard for the last one month,” A Source told PTI.
“However the number of competitive games he will play before the IPL will be decided in due course,” he added.
“It all depends on when he (MS Dhoni) starts playing and how he is playing during the IPL. What are the other people doing with the wicket-keeping gloves or what is the form of those players as opposed to Dhoni’s form? The IPL becomes a massive tournament because that could be the last tournament after which more or less your 15 is decided,” Ravi Shastri told IANS.
“There might be one player who might be there and thereabouts in case of an injury or whatever. But your team I would say would be known after the IPL. What I would say is rather than speculating of who is where wait for the IPL to get over and then you are in a position to take a call on who are the best 17 in the country,” he said
Recently Dhoni captured during training with the Jharkhand U-23 team at the JSCA Stadium in Ranchi, that video instantly went viral and it sparked speculations about his comeback in the national side
The MSK Prasad-led selection panel has earlier made it clear that they are looking beyond Dhoni with the World T20 2020 in focus.
The question arises here who is going to be in the place of him as Pant has been already given many opportunities in limited-overs, but he failed to fix his place despite Dhoni’s absent and he was removed from Test team by Wriddhiman Saha. Sanju Samson is also expected to be handed more opportunities in the future.
Indian star cricketer Dhoni, who has played 90 Tests and 350 ODIs for India, was last spotted in the Indian dressing room after the conclusion of the third Test against South Africa in Ranchi.