Former Indian Captain, MS Dhoni, has been the hot topic of debate ever since the 2019 World Cup. The champion player has not played any kind of Cricket since the loss against New Zealand in the semi-final of the Men’s ODI Cricket World Cup 2019. After the loss, Indian stalwart MS Dhoni took indefinite sabbatical from the game.
MS Dhoni has been planning to stage a comeback in the international team through IPL 2020. But now with the lockdown extending till 3 May, the chances of IPL 2020 look very slim at least in near future.
In current scenario MS Dhoni’s future largely depends on the fate of IPL 2020 The cancellation of IPL 2020 will not only harm his chances of international comeback but it will also make him vulnerable as a long time prospect for Chennai Super Kings.
However, VVS Laxman is optimistic about the legends future at least with CSK as speaking on Star Sports’ ‘Cricket Connected’ show, former Indian player said, “I think, playing for CSK will keep him going because he’s supremely fit and age is just a number, and especially when someone like MS Dhoni is not only physically fit, but mentally very astute as a captain as a leader he enjoys leading the CSK franchise.
“He’s been very successful doing that and as far as Dhoni’s cricket is concerned, I’m sure you’re looking forward to watch him play in the IPL,” he added.
MS Dhoni has not played any competitive cricket in last 9 months and if the IPL 2020 gets cancelled, MS Dhoni would be lacking the much needed game-time to force a comeback and regular place in the playing XI. Laxman, though believes that Dhoni has readied himself for the next couple of IPLs at least before making any call on his retirement. However, the international call up will depend on the new selection committee and Dhoni.
“Not only this IPL, he will probably play in the next couple of IPLs, and then we will take a call about his future as a cricketer. The new selection committee will have to sit down with MS Dhoni and understand his future, as far as Indian cricket is concerned. But MS Dhoni will continue to play for CSK and do well for CSK,” said VVS Laxman.