Former BCCI treasurer Anirudh Chaudhry has lavished praise on MS Dhoni and said that the veteran still has a lot to offer to Indian cricket. Speculations over the former India skipper’s retirement have been rife since last year’s World Cup. At that time, there were reports suggesting that the veteran would bow out of the game after the tournament.
However, he sprung a big surprise by taking an indefinite sabbatical from the game as soon as the World Cup ended in July. The 38-year old has not played a single competitive game since the end of the marquee event.
The veteran wicketkeeper-batsman would have made his much-awaited comeback last month through the thirteenth edition of the IPL. He had also started his training for the season but the coronavirus pandemic changed everything. In the wake of the outbreak, the BCCI has suspended the league indefinitely.
As of now, there is little clarity over how will MS Dhoni’s future unfold. But amidst all these speculations, Anirudh Chaudhry has given a bit of hint on the same, suggesting that the legendary cricketer is unlikely to hang his boots any time soon.
“Dhoni is fit, he is the best wicketkeeper in India and one of the finest minds in the game,” Anirudh Chaudhry was quoted as saying by The Times of India.
“During a match you would see him asking a player to move to his right, and then to the left. The player would end up standing in the same place, but the idea is to make him alert. Before that his mind might have been wavering a bit.
“If I would be a decision maker, I would have him in the team,” he added.
The BCCI official further said that the IPL must go on as it is important not only from the revenue point of view, but also for domestic cricketers.
It is the IPL GC’s decision, but my view is that effort has to be made to try and have that situation where the show must go on. It is important for domestic players also. The revenue is also important from it,” said Chaudhry.