Sourav Ganguly, the BCCI president-elect who was present on the sidelines of a felicitation ceremony organised by Ajanta Shoes gave a much clear picture of a “burning question” (Where is MS Dhoni and his future cricket plans?) in the cricket world. After the loss in the semi-finals of the Men’s ODI Cricket world Cup 2019, Indian stalwart MS Dhoni has not represented India even in a single international cricket match.
“Please ask MS Dhoni,” said Sourav Ganguly on Sunday when a scribe asked about the possibility of Dhoni featuring in the upcoming T20 World Cup.
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As the whole of the cricket fraternity is curious about the status of MS Dhoni’s future as Indian International, BCCI president finally ‘broke the ice’ by stating that “There was ‘absolute clarity’ among the team think-tank on how to deal with Dhoni’s future.” “No-no, there is clarity, but certain things cannot be said on the public platform. There is absolute clarity on MS Dhoni and you’ll find out in time.” He added, “There’s transparency between the Board, MS and the selectors. When you deal with such champions — MS Dhoni has been an unbelievable athlete for India — certain things have to be kept within the closed doors. It’s very transparent and everybody knows where they stand.”
Earlier MS Dhoni who has been on sabbatical for a long time, when asked about his future by a media person in a promotional event said:” Don’t ask until January.” Making clear that at least till January he is not going to play any kind of international cricket. This might be disheartening to the fans who was eager to see the champion back in action.
But as the selectors indicated after the world cup debacle that they are going to groom some youngsters for the role of Wicket-Keeper Batsman, this scenario came as a pleasant one for the Indian Management and the selectors as it would have been difficult for them to keep MS Dhoni out of the eleven If he had been available for selection. Now, with MS not available they are giving some precious game time prior to the World T20 to the youngsters like Rishabh Pant and Sanju Samson.
Keeper Sanju Samson has been the latest contender to be groomed for the role of Wicket-Keeper Batsman as Rishabh Pant who was seen as the successor of MS has not done enough to justify his place.
India is building up for the T20 World Cup 2020 which is scheduled to be held in October-November 2020.