Former Indian skipper, MS Dhoni is currently on a sabbatical from cricket and it started after India’s semi-final loss to New Zealand in the World Cup in July and has missed limited-overs series against South Africa, Bangladesh, and the West Indies. Amid rising rumors on his retirement, the former India captain recently broke his silence and said, “don’t ask me till January”. India team head coach Ravi Shastri believes that MS Dhoni will play the 2020 Indian Premier League (IPL) and will take a call on his future after that.
Shastri believed no one should “mess around with” the plans of Dhoni. During an episode of India Today Inspiration, he said, “That guy is a legend. The last thing he will want is to impose himself on an Indian team, having known him. He is wanting to take a break but he is going to play the IPL. The amount of sport he has played… if he puts himself in contention… if he feels after the IPL that ‘I am good enough to play for India’, don’t mess around with that.”
Recently, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly said that there is enough time to decide on the veteran wicketkeeper’s future.
Dada had earlier said, “There is clarity, but certain things cannot be said on public platform. There is absolute clarity on MS Dhoni and you’ll find out in time.”
He further added, “There’s transparency between the Board, MS and the selectors. When you deal with such champions – MS Dhoni is an unbelievable athlete for India – certain things have to be kept within the closed doors. It’s very transparent and everybody knows where they stand.”
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Dhoni is one of the most successful captains in the history of the IPL. He led Chennai Super Kings (CSK) to the IPL title thrice — in 2010, 2011 and 2018.