MSK Prasad, the current Indian selector has given an important update over the retirement speculations of MS Dhoni. The former Indian skipper has not played a single game after returning from World Cup 2019. There were rife speculations that he might bid adieu to cricket but that has not happened so far with T20 World Cup scheduled to be held next year in Australia. Fans are still clueless about what will be the next step of Dhoni in his cricketing career.
So far, Dhoni has missed the series against West Indies, South Africa, and Bangladesh. After taking a sabbatical from cricket, he also served in Indian Paramilitary force for a couple of months. He has a huge fan base in the country and everyone wants to know that when he planning to return back into the cricket.
MSK Prasad lauds MS Dhoni
MSK Prasad in an exclusive interview said that MS Dhoni has not declared his plans related to his retirement. There are several options available for him but it totally depends on his call. Moreover, after having such an illustrious career, he should be given the rights to take a decision on his own. According to Prasad, nobody can question his credibility and his contribution to Indian cricket.
“Mahi has not announced any retirement plans. The options are wide open and Mahi will take a call. But, nobody can question him about his career or contribution to Indian cricket,” MSK Prasad said as quoted by Sportstar.
He also added the fact that like normal people the selection panel is also a big fan of Dhoni. The veteran gloveman has helped India in winning several accolades under his leadership like T20 World Cup (2007), 50 over World Cup (2011), ICC Champions Trophy (2013), No.1 Test team status and many more.
“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,” Indian chief selector added.
Prasad was appointed as Indian chief selector in 2016 and recently in the Annual General Meeting held on December 4 headed by Sourav Ganguly decided to bring new selection committee. And, it means that soon he will pass on the baton to the new recruitment that will be made by BCCI.
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