The life as Indian Cricket chief selector isn’t an easy one. One has to fend off a lot many questions while keep on providing the solution of problems. MSK Prasad’s journey as an Indian Cricket team selector was not an easy one either. MSK Prasad led selection panel had to made some tuff calls like moving on from stalwarts like MS Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh along with facing severe criticism for some of their calls.
Now, after vacating his position as Indian Chief Selector, Prasad has opened up on MSD’s career in Team India. Prasad made it clear that MS Dhoni has decided about his future with the Team India – and the team management and the board are well aware of the fact.
“MS is clear about his future which he expressed to me and the team management. I cannot disclose details as it is confidential. It’s best that whatever discussed and shared between us (selection committee and the team management) remains there. It’s an unwritten code,” Prasad said.
MS Dhoni’s case has been a curious one since 2019 World Cup semi-final. The wicket-keeper batsman took an indefinite sabbatical from cricket right after the semi-final loss against New Zealand and has not represented man in blue since then.
After the World Cup 2019, Pant has been given ample opportunities by Indian team in quest for a young dynamic replacement of MSD. The youngster has been given numerous chances across formats in this period but Pant never came close to making the spot his own in any format. While a fit again WriddhimanSaha is breathing down his neck in the Test setup. KL Rahul’s new Avatar, as Wicket-keeper batsman in limited overs cricket, has almost shut the gates for him for the time being.
Though MSK Prasad did not reveal the conversation that he had with Dhoni, one thing is sure that if Dhoni is looking to make a comeback to theInternational Cricket the upcoming IPL season is going to be a critical one. And if Dhoni manages to pull off one more good season under his belt, Dhoni might still have an outside chance of making it to India’s ICC T20I World Cup 2020 squad.