MS Dhoni has left a large vacuum on his future with Team India ever since his last appearance. He has not hinted about his retirement and continues to maintain silence while speculations over his future is rife. Former chief selector MSK Prasad, however, feels that MS Dhoni should be a part of the preparatory camp for 2020 T20 World Cup.
The cricket board is planning to organise a six-week camp by the end of July. However, there is no clarity on the camp from the cricket board yet. It is not seen as a matter of hurry as India’s next assignments against Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe until August has been called-off with no assurance about the future of T20 World Cup.
MS Dhoni should definitely be in the preparatory camp: MSK Prasad
MSK Prasad said there is no clarity about the future of T20 World Cup. A decision will be taken on the marquee tournament in July with Cricket Australia, the hosting party, already mentioning its ‘inability’ to host it this year due to the pandemic situation.
Prasad feels, if the preparatory camp in for the T20 World Cup, MS Dhoni should surely be a part of it. But if the camp is being held for bi-laters, then KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant and Sanju Samson are some of the options to be picked up from .
“I don’t know whether T20 World Cup is happening or not. If it is happening and you are just looking at the camp as a pre-cursor to the tournament, then MS should definitely be there. If it’s a case of bilaterals, then you already have KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant and Sanju Samson,” Prasad told PTI.
Dhoni made a big name for himself by making the country proud with his achievements after coming from the cricketing backwaters of Ranchi. He has achieved immense success as a player and also grew up to be one of the most successful captains and achieved almost everything the ICC tournaments had to offer.
All the success has made him one of the most influential person on the cricketing circuit but he was not the same when he was first introduced to the national team. Besides that, MS Dhoni has also been the go-to man for his teammates whenever he is on the field.