On Friday, Former Australia cricketer, Mike Hussey said that MS Dhoni’s contribution to Indian cricket is immense. Hussey believes that the ongoing sabbatical would provide Dhoni some time to introspect and see whether he wants to play again for the national squad or not.
During a chat with Deep Dasgupta, Mike Hussey said, “I am obviously not an Indian selector but I don’t think you can discount MSD. You should never write off champions and champion players, and he has given so much to the country as a player and leader.”
Dhoni has been on a sabbatical ever since India’s semi-final loss against New Zealand tour in World Cup 2019. Even as speculations were rife about his international future, Dhoni did practice for the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 which has been suspended due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Describing the same, Hussey explained, “He (Dhoni) still keeps himself in very good shape so as long as he keeps himself fit and healthy, and maybe this break is really helpful for him to rest and get a break especially from the physical side of things…because he has so much experience. It will take time to get his skills to the required level but not as long as other players who don’t know their game as well.”
At the moment the rumors regarding the future of MS Dhoni in international cricket and his participation in the upcoming T20 World Cup.
Talking about the future of Dhoni in international cricket, Mike Hussey explained, “Whether he is willing to be physically and mentally fully engaged to play for the country at the international level, then I have no doubt he can still do it. But does he want to do it?. Maybe this forced break for MSD will give him an opportunity to mentally refresh (in that regard) and get that hunger to want to do it again (for India). I am not writing him off no question whatsoever, but I think it is up to him.”