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MS Dhoni To Soon End His ODI Career: Coach Ravi Shastri

New Delhi: Two-time World Cup profitable India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni might “soon end his ODI career”, head coach Ravi Shastri has revealed.

Talking on different points, Shastri additionally slammed the ICC’s four-day Check proposal, calling the idea “nonsense”.

“I have had a conversation with MS and that is between us. He has finished his Test career, he may soon end his ODI career… In all probability, he will finish one-day cricket,” Shastri instructed ‘CNN News18’.

“Individuals should respect that he’s performed continuous in all codecs of the sport for some time.

“At his age, most likely the one format he’ll wish to play is T20 cricket which implies he’ll have to start out taking part in once more, get again into the groove as a result of he’s going to play within the IPL and see how his physique reacts.”

The coach reiterated that the 38-year-old veteran might nonetheless be a contender for the T20 World Cup if he does properly within the upcoming Indian Premier League.

“… So he will be left with T20, he will definitely play the IPL. One thing I know about Dhoni is that he will not impose himself on the team. But if he has a cracking IPL, well, then…”

Dhoni’s final outing in India colors was throughout the World Cup semifinal towards New Zealand in July the place he was run out following a half century.

Shastri mentioned type and expertise might be considered whereas choosing the staff for the shortest format’s largest occasion.

“We will have to consider a person’s experience and form. They will bat in the number 5-6 position. If Dhoni plays well in the IPL then he does put himself in contention.”

Dhoni, who’s on a sabbatical proper now, has turned up for the nation in 350 ODIs, 90 Assessments and 98 T20 Internationals whereas effecting a staggering 829 dismissals behind the stumps.

His profession is studded with a number of milestones together with main India to the trophy within the 2011 World Cup the place he completed the title conflict with a six.

Because the dialogue turned to four-day Assessments, Shastri, like among the greats of the sport reminiscent of Sachin Tendulkar and Ricky Ponting, opposed the thought.

“Four day Test is nonsense,” he mentioned.

“If this goes on we might have limited-overs Assessments. There isn’t a have to tamper with five-day Assessments. If in any respect they wish to tamper then let the highest six sides play five-day Assessments and the subsequent six be allowed to play four-day Assessments.

“If you wish to protect Assessments then let the highest six play extra towards one another. You’ve the shorter format to popularise the sport.”

When requested about day-night Assessments, Shastri known as on ICC to get the ball proper.

“Day-night Check remains to be underneath take a look at. I nonetheless really feel that the pink ball doesn’t give any benefit to spinners, they should get the ball proper for day evening. In the course of the day you may have full Assessments, by evening it appears to be like like half Check.

“I nonetheless really feel that you’ll get extra folks to observe Assessments when you’ve got the highest six play one another (extra usually).”

(PTI)

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