Mumbai: Quickly after BCCI introduced the Annual Participant Contracts for Senior Males’s crew for the interval between October 2019 and September 2020, all eyes went trying to find one title – Mahendra Singh Dhoni. The Grade A listing the place the previous Indian skipper featured for some years now comprised gamers like Ravi Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Cheteshwar Pujara, KL Rahul, Ajinkya Rahane, Shikhar Dhawan, Ishant Sharma, Kuldeep Yadav, Rishabh Pant.
When even Grade B & Grade C record didn’t have any point out of MS Dhoni, speculations have been abuzz that the Captain Cool has determined to hold his boots.
Dhoni has not performed a single match for the reason that day India misplaced to New Zealand within the 2019 World Cup semi-final on July 9. Whereas Dhoni himself has not divulged any future plans on retirement, Crew India head coach Ravi Shastri had just lately acknowledged that Dhoni could possibly be included within the upcoming T20 World Cup squad offered he does effectively on this Indian Premier League (IPL) season.
Coming again to the BCCI central contract, a supply near the Board talked about that Dhoni was knowledgeable about his exclusion earlier than the choice was introduced in the present day.
“MS Dhoni was informed that he won’t be given BCCI’s central contact, before the decision was announced today. A player needs to play a minimum of three T20 matches in a particular season to be eligible for BCCI central contract,” reported ANI quoting sources.
Sources: MS Dhoni was knowledgeable that he gained’t be given BCCI’s central contact, earlier than the choice was introduced in the present day. A participant must play a minimal of three T20 matches in a selected season to be eligible for BCCI central contract. pic.twitter.com/FHYfvA1PEc
— ANI (@ANI) January 16, 2020
Properly, solely time will inform whether or not the grasp of the helicopter shot would don the blue nationwide jersey.
Three key gamers Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah have been retained within the Grade A+. Take a look at crew keeper Wriddhiman Saha, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Hardik Pandya, Mayank Agarwal have been named in Grade B, whereas Kedar Jadhav, Navdeep Saini, Deepak Chahar, Manish Pandey, Hanuma Vihari, Shardul Thakur, Shreyas Iyer and Washington Sundar are listed in Grade C class.