Former Indian skipper, MS Dhoni is yet to play a single international match since India’s exit from the ICC World Cup on July 9, 2019. He missed the 3 T20Is as many ODIs against the West Indies and the ongoing home series against South Africa as he decided to take a sabbatical from cricket.
While many fans and critics are curious to know what Dhoni is hoing to do about his future in international cricket and if he is planning to make a comeback to cricket anytime soon, India coach Ravi Shastri said he hasn’t met the wicketkeeper-batsman after the World Cup but he feels that “that’s for him to decide” if he wants to make a comeback.
In an interview with The Hindu, when asked if the team has an open mind about Dhoni’s return, Ravi Shastri said: “He will go down as one of our greatest players, very, very high up the list. Whether he wants to come back, that’s for him to decide. I have not met him after the World Cup. He has to first start playing and let’s see how things go.”
Dhoni will always be remembered for leading India to the title victories in the 50-over World Cup and T20 World Cup, is currently enjoying his time off the field. He recently participated in a charity football match along with tennis star Leander Paes in Mumbai.
However, Dhoni’s fans just cannot see him call time on his career, but a former teammate of him thinks the time has come to take some tough decisions as in recent times, his retirement announcements has become the talk of the town as he has not played for India since the team’s exit in the semi-finals of the ICC World Cup 2019 when they were beaten by New Zealand.
Dhoni has been enjoying hi sabbatical from cricket for quite a while now. He recently participated in a charity football match along with tennis star Leander Paes in Mumbai. After completing his army stint, Dhoni has also been seen playing billiards at the JSCA International Stadium Complex in his hometown of Ranchi. Before that, the 2011 World Cup-winning skipper’s pictures of driving his newly-bought Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk had also gone viral.