MS Dhoni was all set to return to action in March through the IPL before the pandemic changed everything. The former India skipper has not played a competitive game since the World Cup semifinal in July last year. As soon as the tournament ended, he took a sabbatical from the game.
The sabbatical would have ended in March. The Chennai Super Kings skipper had also started training in March before the BCCI suspended the league in the light of the pandemic. As of now, there is little clarity over MS Dhoni’s future in international cricket.
As usual, the legendary captain has maintained his silence and the cricket world has continued to debate over his future. Recently, #Dhoniretires was a top trend in the country before his wife Sakshi quashed the rumours.
And while only time will tell how MS Dhoni’s future unfolds, former chief selector Kiran More has spoken about the wicketkeeper-batsman. More said he saw MS Dhoni ahead of IPL 2020 and that the former India skipper was fully fit while practising.
“It’s very difficult, it’s his call. It’s going to be tough, not going to be easy. Mind says you want to, but the body does not allow. Before IPL, he was fit, I saw him in the nets, he was raring to go. In tennis, guys of 34, 39 are on top of their game. Now if you are disciplined, if you keep your mind and body strong you can make a comeback. Ashish Nehra made a comeback and did very well,” More told Sportskeeda.
Meanwhile, the BCCI is reportedly open to the idea of conducting the IPL outside the country. As per reports, BCCI’s first preference will be to host the tournament in India but if conditions do not improve, the board could shift the IPL outside the country.