Priorities change, Harsha Bhogle says about Dhoni’s decision of making himself unavailable for Windies Tour

Harsha Bhogle had to face flak back in 2016 for lauding opponents when playing against India and he was also thrown out of IPL commentary contract.

MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Renowned cricket commentator Harsha Bhogle is not too impressed with MS Dhoni’s latest decision on his career. The ace wicketkeeper-batsman from Ranchi recently made himself unavailable for India’s upcoming series in the West Indies as he will be using the time for army training. The cricketing fraternity is meanwhile being speculative about Dhoni’s future in the game since he has not yet decided to quit. Dhoni’s latest game has been the semi-final at the cricket World cup against New Zealand.

The cricket fraternity was expecting Dhoni to conclude his glorious career after the World Cup but he hasn’t done yet. The Indian selectors have found themselves in a tricky position of sorts for they are now facing with the job of speaking to Dhoni on his future plans. It is Dhoni’s decision to take a break which has given them a temporary respite but nevertheless, they have to take a call on the issue sometime soon.


Bhogle revealed his take on the Dhoni episode in a tweet saying priorities have changed for the ace cricketer who had led India to win their maiden T20 World Cup in 2007 and second 50-over world title in 2011.

Dhoni wouldn’t have taken the break if he were at the peak, says Harsha

Bhogle wrote on his Twitter handle: Dhoni would have never taken two months off to train with the Territorial Army if he were at his peak but priorities have changed for him. He also said that India should have a clear direction on the Dhoni issue by September when South Africa tour India. But hopefully the selectors have been talking to him and we don’t need to speculate.

In another tweet, the cricket analyst also said that Dhoni should be left free to play as long as he wants to like it is with all great players. He said: “But like with all players, it is the selectors who must take a call on his future as an India player. But this call must emerge from discussion with Dhoni. The greats command that respect.”

Bhogle didn’t have a good experience while making commentary on India’s game when Dhoni was the captain. In 2016, actor Amitabh Bachchan had indirectly accused Bhogle of praising other teams more than India during the World T20 and Dhoni had seconded him. Bhogle had found himself out of the commentary box for the Indian Premier League the same year.