MS Dhoni has been on sabbatical since CWC 2019 semi-final exit of team India. Amidst all the speculations over his future in Indian Cricket Team he seemed to be enjoying this period. He joined Indian Army in August and tried his hand at golf also before taking part in a football charity game.
The legendary batsman also refused has not made himself available for the international cricket yet. He also refused to talk about this till January.
There is also a big question mark over his availability for the upcoming T20 World Cup. Recently, Indian Coach Ravi Shastri stated, “His participation in the next year’ s T20 World Cup will subject to his performance in the Indian Premier League.”
While all the world is busy in speculating his return, the dashing wicket-keeper batsman is slowly returning to the Cricket World again as first he was seen in Indian Dressing room after the test match against West Indies and then with the U-23 cricket team giving the youngsters some valuable tips.
Meanwhile, former Indian bowler Joginder Sharma gave reason behind the Dhoni’s prolonged sabbatical. He said, “Dhoni is very strong, both physically and mentally. There must be a lot of reasons behind the decision (to not play after the 2019 World Cup) he has taken. He has a family, a personal life, maybe he is himself in a different way,” talking at the side–lines of the Ekamra Sports Literature festive.
Joginder Sharma was the part of Indian T20 team that won inaugural T20 World Cup under the captaincy of MS Dhoni. Sharma bowled the historical last over as India beat arch-rivals Pakistan in a tense encounter. That over made him an overnight star.
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Joginder than went on to represent Chennai Super Kings in the IPL under the captaincy of MSD. The speedster also suffered a career-threatening head injury in a car accident in 2011 but he returned to the cricket fold again and went onto represent his state in domestic tournaments.
“Until 2017 I was playing for Haryana. After that, I continued my job with the police and am doing it regularly now. For that reason, I am a little away from cricket at the moment. But it remains my passion, to give back to the game in whatever way I can. Playing again is tough but I will come back to do something in cricket,” concluded Joginder.