Updated: January 17, 2020 9:17:29 am
Mahendra Singh Dhoni is unlikely to play for India once more even when he has a superb IPL season for Chennai Super Kings, feels Harbhajan Singh, reacting to the information of former skipper being dropped from BCCI’s list of centrally contracted players.
Dhoni was within the class A throughout final season however has been on a self-imposed sabbatical since India’s World Cup semi-final loss in opposition to New Zealand in July final 12 months.
“I don’t think he (Dhoni) is going to play for India again as he had decided that he will play (only) till the (2019) World Cup. He must be preparing for the IPL,” Harbhajan informed PTI when requested if the enduring former skipper will play in World T20 since he has already began coaching.
Head coach Ravi Shastri had hinted that readability on Dhoni’s future will solely be accessible after IPL the place the previous skipper is understood to offer greater than hundred p.c.
Asked what are the probabilities of Dhoni making it to India’s World T20 workforce on the premise of an excellent IPL, Harbhajan stated: “I am totally assured that Dhoni will have an incredible IPL for CSK. But having stated that I don’t think he will play for India even when he has an incredible IPL.
“What if Rishabh has a great IPL? Would you drop him (Pant) from the playing XI,” requested Harbhajan, India’s third-highest wicket-taker in Test cricket.