While the cricketing fraternity is busy speculating about the future of MS Dhoni, MSK Prasad has confirmed that the veteran cricketer has not talked about retirement with the selectors. There is absolutely no clarity over what the future holds for the former India skipper. But the chief of selection panel has made it clear that the wicketkeeper-batsman is unlikely to hang his boots in the near future.
The World Cup-winning skipper has not played a competitive game since the end of the World Cup in July. As soon as the tournament ended, MS Dhoni took a sabbatical. Consequently, he missed the tour of West Indies. It was expected that he would return to action once the home series starts. However, Dhoni decided against it as he made himself unavailable for selection.
MSK Prasad then made a huge statement by saying that the selectors are moving on from MS Dhoni and thus haven’t picked him in the team after the World Cup. The statement did make many assume that Dhoni’s days in the national team are over.
MSK Prasad on MS Dhoni:
In his latest comment, Prasad has confirmed that retirement is still not on MS Dhoni’s mind. Lavishing praise on the legendary cricketer, Prasad said that Dhoni has not announced any retirement plans. He, however, made it clear that the no one point any finger towards Dhoni regarding his future and contribution to Indian cricket.
“The panel members, if we take away our professional responsibilities, are as big a fan of Dhoni as anyone. He has achieved everything under the sun, winning two World Cups, the Champions Trophy, No. 1 Test status,” Prasad told Sportstar.
“Mahi has not announced any retirement plans. The options are wide open and Mahi will take a call. But, no body can question him about his career or contribution to Indian cricket,” he added.
As far as any comment from Dhoni is concerned, the star cricketer recently told the journalists not to ask him anything about his future till January. On the other hand, India head coach Ravi Shastri said that Dhoni could return to the team if he does well in next year’s IPL.
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