MS Dhoni and his future with the Indian cricket team has been a big talking point amongst followers and consultants for fairly a while now. Dhoni, who final performed a aggressive recreation in July final yr, hasn’t stated something about his worldwide future, additional fuelling the debate about his retirement. Former India quick bowler Ashish Nehra, who performed underneath Dhoni within the Indian crew in addition to Chennai Super Kings, feels that the previous India skipper has already performed his final recreation for India and that he won’t be seen donning the blue jersey once more.
Nehra additionally added that regardless of his kind within the Indian Premier League (IPL), if Dhoni makes himself out there for the Indian crew, then he would be the first choose on his teamsheet.
“If MS Dhoni is ready to play, he’ll be my No. 1 name on the list” – Ashish Nehra
— Star Sports (@StarSportsIndia) August 2, 2020
“As much as I know MS Dhoni, he has played his last game for India happily. MS Dhoni has nothing to prove and we, in the media, discuss all these things because he hasn’t announced his retirement. Only he can tell what’s in his head,” stated Nehra, on Star Sport present ‘Cricket Connected’.
“See as far as MS Dhoni’s international career is concerned, I don’t think this IPL has anything to do with it. If you are a captain, a selector or a coach and if MS Dhoni is ready to play, he will be my number one name on the list,” he added.
Dhoni’s final worldwide look got here in July 2019 when India misplaced to New Zealand within the semi-final of World Cup 2019. Dhoni had stored Indian hopes alive with a invaluable half-century however was run out at a vital second within the recreation, which turned the tide in New Zealand’s favour.
Referring to Dhoni’s knock in that recreation, Nehra stated that his recreation by no means dipped and until the time he was on the crease India had hopes of reaching the ultimate.
“For me MS Dhoni’s game never came down, till the last game he played India had hoped to reach the World Cup final, till the time MS Dhoni was there. The minute he got run out everybody’s hopes were gone. It shows where his game was even at that time,” stated Nehra, who retired from international cricket in 2017.
Pointing out the advantages of getting a senior professional like MS Dhoni within the crew, Nehra stated he is aware of carry the crew ahead and motivates children to push their limits.
Unlike well-liked opinion that IPL 2020 will probably be key to Dhoni’s comeback within the Indian crew, Nehra feels the event cannot be the choice standards for a participant of MS Dhoni’s stature.
“He knows how to run the team, he knows how to push youngsters forward, all those things I don’t need to repeat again and again. I don’t this IPL makes any difference to his stature, his aura as a player and I don’t think so that a tournament like IPL should be MS Dhoni’s selection criteria,” stated Nehra, who is associated with Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) within the IPL.
Like most Indian cricketers, Dhoni will return to motion through the much-anticipated IPL 2020, which is about to start in September within the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Chennai Super Kings, the franchise Dhoni has led to 3 IPL titles, misplaced to Mumbai Indians within the summit conflict final yr and will probably be trying to go all the way in which this yr and raise the IPL for the fourth time.
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