Harsha Bhogle has done cricket, a world of good, with his commentary and analytics on players. He is one of the finest in the business and when he speaks you listen. You listen with all your heart and look at the game from his point of view.
With speculations over MS Dhoni’s future rife, a few from the cricket fraternity have voiced their opinions about the former India captain. Harsha Bhogle went with his ‘gut feeling’ while speaking about him.
MS Dhoni’s India ambitions might be over: Harsha Bhogle
Harsha Bhogle has known over the years. He has spoke with him during the post-match presentation frequently. The veteran commentator tried to understand what exactly is going on in MS Dhoni’s mind while saying that, he feels, the Ranchi batsman does not wants to play for Team India anymore.
He also added, he might have considered playing for the national team, if he had a great IPL season but it looked beyond him.
Speaking to Cricbuzz podcast, Bhogle said: “My gut feel is that his (Dhoni’s) India ambitions might be over. I don’t think Dhoni would have been looking to September-October for the T20 World Cup. Maybe if he just had a great IPL but my gut feel is that was beyond him.”
“I still do believe so that Dhoni desperately turnout for CSK. The reason I think so. Last year towards the end of the IPL, towards the end of the league stage I got an opportunity of doing a couple of post match presentations and there was Dhoni and he wasn’t holding back at the presentations which were normally three four minutes but this one seven to nine minutes almost and when Dhoni is in that talkative mode we don’t stop him,” he said.
“I asked him what it feels to be called Thalaiva by the CSK fans and what it meant to someone who was always associated to Ranchi to get this love from Chennai and for the first time I saw a little bit of softeness behind this facade that tells you nothing,” he further added.
“He talked about the great honour of being given this title, he said that when people give you that title how much they love and he said there is a lot of gratitude, I feel so greatly when I am among these fans. I thought there was this slightly softer side of Dhoni and that’s why Dhoni still wants to give back to CSK,” he signed off.