Mumbai: Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar feels it will be very tough for M.S. Dhoni to discover a place within the India squad for the T20 World Cup slated to be performed in October-November in Australia.
“I would definitely like to see Dhoni in India’s World Cup squad but it’s highly unlikely that it is going to happen,” Gavaskar informed Dainik Jagran.
“The team has moved on. Dhoni is not someone to make big announcements so I reckon he would silently retire from the game.”
MS Dhoni, 38, final performed for India on the 2019 World Cup in England the place the Males in Blue had been knocked out within the semi-finals. Since then, he has been on a sabbatical and is because of seem on the cricket area within the upcoming version of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
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The IPL 2020 version, initially because of begin on March 29, has been postponed until April 15 because of the coronavirus outbreak. Dhoni was coaching with the Chennai Tremendous Kings squad however needed to go away halfway because of the COVID-19 pandemic which has up to now claimed greater than 11,000 lives internationally.
MS Dhoni Is An Asset, India Can’t Look Past Him In T20 World Cup: Wasim Jaffer
Nevertheless, a couple of days again, former India opener and home legend Wasim Jaffer has stated that going into the T20 World Cup, Workforce India can not look past veteran wicket-keeper batsman MS Dhoni, if he’s match and in type.
Jaffer, who introduced his retirement from all types of the sport earlier this month, claimed Dhoni’s inclusion in India squad may ease the stress on Ok.L. Rahul or Rishabh Pant; who’re presently sharing the gloves for Workforce India in limited-overs cricket.
“If Dhoni is fit and in form I think we can’t look beyond him as he’ll be an asset behind the stumps and also lower down the order. It’ll take the pressure of keeping off Rahul and India can play Pant as a batsman too if they want a lefty,” Jaffer stated in a tweet.
Dhoni, 38, final performed for Workforce India on the 2019 World Cup in England the place the Males in Blue had been knocked out within the semi-finals. Since then, he has been on a sabbatical and is because of seem on the cricket area within the upcoming version of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
India head coach Ravi Shastri has already said that Dhoni’s choice depends upon his efficiency in IPL.
“It all depends on when he starts playing and how he is playing during the IPL. What are the other people doing with the wicket-keeping gloves or what is the form of those players as opposed to Dhoni’s form. The IPL becomes a massive tournament because that could be the last tournament after which more or less your 15 is decided,” Shastri had informed IANS in November final yr.
“There might be one player who might be there and thereabouts in case of an injury or whatever. But your team I would say would be known after the IPL. What I would say is rather than speculating of who is where, wait for the IPL to get over and then you are in a position to take a call on who are the best 17 in the country,” he had added.
As per the most recent updates until Saturday night, The variety of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) circumstances in India rose to 283 with 65 individuals testing constructive. A number of states have gone into battle mode to comprise the pandemic, imposing restrictions on individuals’s motion and gatherings moreover saying a slew of precautionary measures.
(With Company Inputs)
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