Indian cricket has moved on from MS Dhoni, selectors to convey the message to BCCI President Sourav Ganguly
Selectors are set to meet Ganguly on October 24.
Updated - Oct 18, 2019 2:02 pm
MS Dhoni has been the trending topic ever since India lost to New Zealand in the World Cup 2019 semi-final. There were speculations about his retirement soon after the tournament. But the veteran has surprised everyone. He is yet to play a game since then and has made himself unavailable for the upcoming Bangladesh T20Is as well. However, it is being reported that the selectors are looking beyond Dhoni and will convey the same message to the new BCCI President Sourav Ganguly.
Ganguly was asked the same question a few days ago. He then stated that he will discuss Dhoni with the selectors in the meeting scheduled to happen on October 24. With the reports coming of Sanju Samson likely to be picked for the Bangladesh series, it is clear that the MSK Prasad-led selection panel is already looking for MS Dhoni’s replacements.
The reports in Mumbai Mirror suggest that the selectors will meet Ganguly on October 24 and convey that the Indian cricket has moved on from MS Dhoni. Rather, it has also been reported that the selectors weren’t going to pick him even if Dhoni had made himself available for South Africa and West Indies series.
Ganguly’s opinion on MS Dhoni’s matter
Earlier Sourav Ganguly had also opened up about MS Dhoni’s future in international cricket and had cleared that he will discuss the same with the selectors. Moreover, he had also stressed knowing about what is going on the veteran’s mind and then take the further step.
“I will find out from the selectors when I meet them on October 24, then I’ll put in my opinion. We will have to see what Dhoni wants. Now I will be in the position to find out, then we’ll decide on the way forward,” Ganguly had told reporters on Wednesday.
As far as MS Dhoni is concerned, he was spotted at an event recently where he also opened up about various aspects of his game. However, the legendary cricketer didn’t indicate anything about retirement.