‘He will definitely be in the selectors frame’ – Deep Dasgupta opens up on MS Dhoni’s future in international cricket
Earlier, Team India coach Ravi Shastri had also opined that Dhoni's comeback to the national side will be dependent on his IPL performance.
Updated - May 7, 2020 8:58 pm
Since his absence from international cricket, speculations of MS Dhoni’s retirement have been doing rounds on the internet. The former Indian skipper played last competitive game for the Indian cricket team in the semi-final of World Cup 2019. Since then, Dhoni’s presence on the field has been stagnant.
The absence of Dhoni from the international stage has left his fans in the doldrums. Furthermore, the move of BCCI to remove the wicketkeeper-batsman’s name from annual contract list fueled the fire of Dhoni’s retirement rumours. The Ranchi player has been away from the crease for almost a year now and many fans have been eagerly waiting for his return to the cricketing scenario.
The 38-year-old was expected to brace the field in the much-awaited IPL 2020. The Chennai Super Kings was even seen in the training sessions of the franchise ahead of the tournament. However, due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the future of the tournament looks bleak. Die-hard MS Dhoni fans, who were waiting for his comeback, had nothing but grief as there’s still a lot of uncertainty over the player’s future.
Deep Dasgupta bats for Dhoni’s comeback in the national side
Many former players and members of the cricket fraternity have opined so far over Dhoni’s future. Deep Dasgupta, in an Instagram live with Crictracker, also opened about Dhoni’s future. Dasgupta opined that Dhoni will have to play competitive cricket before making his comeback. It’s Dhoni’s hunger which will decide his fate in international cricket, according to Dasgupta.
“If MS Dhoni is not retiring, he will definitely in the selectors’ frame. The only thing I want to say is he has to play some competitive cricket before his comeback to the national team. For him, scoring runs or not in domestic is not a thing, but it shows his hunger to play the game for Team India,” said Dasgupta in the Instagram live.
Earlier, Team India coach Ravi Shastri had also opined that Dhoni’s comeback to the national side will be dependent on his IPL performance. However, due to the coronavirus outbreak, the tournament has been postponed indefinitely to battle the pandemic. And, that has also derailed Dhoni’s comeback to the game.