MS Dhoni’s international future has hogged much of the limelight amongst all other topics in late 2019 and continues to. The former Indian captain hasn’t taken the field in national colours ever since the men in blue’s semi-final exit against New Zealand in the 2019 World Cup. Amongst other experts, who have weighed in MS Dhoni’s future, former fast bowler Sreesanth is the latest to opine on the same on the Helo Live App in a session.
S Sreesanth has played most of his international cricket under the captaincy of MS Dhoni after making his debut in 2005. He was part of the Indian team that bagged two World Cup titles in 2007 and 2011. The 37-year old was imposed with a ban in 2013 due to his involvement in the spot-fixing scandal in the 2013 IPL. Sreesanth also played his last Test, ODI, and T20I under the Jharkhand cricketer.
A few days after declaring MS Dhoni’s spot in his all-time ODI eleven, the Kerala speedster said he had no doubts about MS Dhoni’s fitness. He went on to say that even being on the wrong side of the 30s, he would love to play for India. Sreesanth emphasized the example of batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar, who went on to play till 40.
He’s got that in his blood: Sreesanth on MS Dhoni
“See… I’m not following it much, but as far as I know, he is very fit, even Sanju Samson. But to me, he is like Don. Inko Pakdna Mushkil Hi Nahi Namumkin Hai. He would love to play for the country, he’s got that in his blood, he is only 38. Sachin (Tendulkar) and other cricketers have played till 40.” the speedster said as quoted by Times Now.
The thirteenth season of the IPL was a massive opportunity for MS Dhoni to stake his claim for the T20 World Cup in Australia later this year. However, the COVID-19 pandemic forced the league to be deferred twice due to which the veteran wicketkeeper-batsman’s international future remains uncertain.
He even began to train for the lucrative tournament before the BCCI postponed it to the 15th of April from the initial starting date of 29th of March. The 38-year old’s lengthy absence from the Indian team has given rise to candidates like Rishabh Pant and KL Rahul on a somewhat regular basis to keep wickets.