‘I am sure MS Dhoni has communicated his future plans with Virat Kohli and the selectors’ – Sourav Ganguly
The sources close to MS Dhoni had also said that the champion cricketer is currently focusing on his stint with Chennai Super Kings.
Updated - Dec 28, 2019 7:38 pm
Its been almost six months now since that heartwrenching run-out of Mahendra Singh Dhoni in the 2019 World Cup semi-finals against the Kiwis in Manchester. That broken, dejected image of Dhoni walking off the Old Trafford Cricket Ground was the last time we saw MS don the Indian colours on a cricket field. Since then, the former Indian captain has been on a sabbatical and mystery has only intensified in the past few months as to what the future holds for the champion cricketer.
Sourav Ganguly, the President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India [BCCI], said on Saturday, that Dhoni would ‘surely’ have communicated his plans to captain Virat Kohli and the selection committee. Ganguly hailed Dhoni as a champion, someone who India will find very, very difficult to replace, while also mentioning that at the end of the day it’s Dhoni’s decision what he wants to do.
“He’s had communication with the captain, I am sure he has had communication with the selectors, and I don’t think this is the platform to discuss about it,” Ganguly said during an episode of ‘Inspiration’ on India Today.
“It’s his (Dhoni) decision what he wants to do, but I don’t know. I haven’t spoken to him, but he’s a champion, he’s been an absolute champion in Indian cricket. You won’t get another MS Dhoni very, very soon, but what he does- whether he wants to play, whether he doesn’t want to play, is up to him.” Ganguly added.
MS Dhoni has been on sabbatical since the 2019 World Cup
Meanwhile, Dhoni had earlier said that ‘January tak mat poochna’ to the media asking on what the cricketing future holds for him. The sources close to MS Dhoni had also said that the champion cricketer is currently focusing on his stint with Chennai Super Kings in the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League.
Ravi Shastri, in his past interviews, when asked about a possible Dhoni return in the ICC T20 World Cup in Australia, had said that it all depends on how he [Dhoni] and the other wicketkeeper-batsman perform in the Indian Premier League.