WATCH: MSK Prasad opens up on MS Dhoni’s future as international cricketer

Dixit Bhargav
|Published 24/10/2019

MSK Prasad opens up on MS Dhoni’s future: The chief selector answered all questions pertaining to the legendary wicket-keeper batsman.

Former India captain and current wicket-keeper batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s future as an international cricketer seems to have become the biggest question in Indian cricket now.

It was only yesterday that the newly elected BCCI President Sourav Ganguly’s words on Ganguly had calmed the situation with respect to Dhoni playing for India in the future.

As recent as this morning, a report stating that Dhoni has resumed training had made the rounds came as a relief for the fans of the legendary cricketer.

MSK Prasad opens up on MS Dhoni’s future

If chief selector MSK Prasad’s comments on Dhoni are to be believed, the selection committee appears to have moved on from Dhoni and are looking to “back” rookie wicket-keeper batsmen. Speaking after announcing India’s squad for Bangladesh series, Prasad called it Dhoni’s personal decision if he wants to play domestic cricket.

“I made it very clear post the World Cup that we are moving on. We are giving opportunities to youngsters and see that they establish themselves in the side. With Rishabh Pant doing so well and even Sanju Samson coming into the side [as back-up wicketkeeper], I am sure you must be understanding our thought process.

“[Retirement] That is purely his personal call. Going into domestic cricket, getting his touch back, or thoughts about retirement, everything is purely his personal [decision]. We’ve already laid the roadmap for future, I’m sure you can see in the way we are selecting the teams,” Prasad was quoted as saying.

Dhoni had last played for India during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 in England. Since then, he has made himself unavailable for selection.

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Dixit Bhargav

Dixit Bhargav

Born and brought up in Pathankot, Dixit Bhargav is an engineering and sports management graduate who is currently into his fifth year as a Cricket Editor at The SportsRush. His first cricketing memory dates back to 2002 when former India captain Sourav Ganguly had waved his jersey at the historic Lord’s balcony. What followed for an 8-year-old was an instant adulation for both Ganguly and the sport. The optimist in him is waiting for the day when Punjab Kings will win their maiden Indian Premier League title. When not watching cricket, he is mostly found in a cinema hall watching a Punjabi movie.

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