Ever since the heartbreaking semi-final loss to New Zealand in the 2019 World Cup, speculations of MS Dhoni’s retirement from International cricket are rife. However, when BCCI excluded him from the contracted player’s list, it was seen as an indicator of what their plans were.
Ex-chief selector MSK Prasad was more direct in saying that they have looked past MS Dhoni and are looking at grooming players like Rishab Pant. As soon as it looked like it was curtains for the Ranchi-born, Ravi Shastri’s statement gave his fans a glimmer of hope.
The Indian coach said a great IPL could well and truly put him in reckoning for national selection. Now, commentator Deep Dasgupta, someone who’s seen as a great admirer of Mahi has weighed in the debate. “If MS Dhoni is not retiring, he will definitely be in the selectors’ frame. The only thing I want to say is he has to play some competitive cricket before his comeback to the national team. For him, scoring runs or not in domestic is not a thing, but it shows his hunger to play the game for Team India,” said Dasgupta in an Instagram live.