MS Dhoni has made himself unavailable to the National team after Inndia’s loss to New Zealand in the 2019 World Cup Semi-finals. With rumours suggesting Dhoni may retire soon from all formats, there has been much speculation on Dhoni making a comeback in the upcoming Indian Premier League season. The veteran’s performance in the will earn him a spot in the T20 World Cup 2020. With so much competition among youngsters, Dhoni’s presence in the National team is becoming slim lately. Indian Chief Selector MSK Prasad recently gave an interview in which he mentioned about Dhoni and other youngsters. Read more to find out about what he said.
‘Mahi will take a decision for himself’
“As far as we are concerned, we are backing youngsters and giving them as many opportunities to settle well and play long. Mahi will take a decision for himself. As a panel member, if I keep professional duty aside, I am as big a fan of Dhoni as anyone else” Prasad said.
“He has achieved everything under the sun winning two World Cups, the Champions Trophy, the No. 1 Status in Tests. Nobody can question that. About his career, he will take a call. As selectors, our duty is to move on and identify the next generation of players and keep giving them chances,” Prasad added.
MSK Prasad on Ambati Rayudu’s retirement
I felt seriously for Rayudu. I can clearly say that. It was a very touch and go issue. Our committee always felt that he should be on the radar of Test selection after the 2016 Zimbabwe tour. And, I spoke to him as to why he was not focussing on Test cricket,” Prasad said.
He further added: “If you remember, based on the IPL performances, we picked him for ODIs, which may not look appropriate to many. Then, we focussed on his fitness for one month at the NCA, helped him there. He has delivered to an extent.”
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