In completely different circumstances, Sunday would have been the day when former India captain MS Dhoni would have made his extremely-anticipated return to cricket for the primary time because the end result of India’s World Cup marketing campaign final yr. The 13th version of Indian Premier League was scheduled to start from March 29th with Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings taking on Mumbai Indians within the season-opener. But as a result of outbreak of coronavirus pandemic, the beginning of the match was postponed to April 15th. Earlier this week, Prime Minister Narendra Modi introduced a 21-day nationwide lockdown, which has additional led to hypothesis that the T20 league might face a cancellation.
With the T20 World Cup scheduled to start in October this yr, the IPL season was anticipated to be Dhoni’s platform the place he can showcase his expertise and stake his declare within the T20 World Cup squad. But now, the followers are questioning whether or not Dhoni’s worldwide career could possibly be in jeopardy if the IPL is cancelled this yr.
Speculation, I do not suppose he’ll announce it, he appears fairly calm about issues & strikes onto the following factor he wants to perform. It’s been an entertaining career, let’s take pleasure in what he has finished! I really feel he might have one more burst within the subsequent 2 years for India. #Hoggytime https://t.co/QTYaoURRNB
— Brad Hogg (@Brad_Hogg) March 26, 2020
One such fan requested former Aussie cricketer Brad Hogg the identical query on Twitter. “What u think, If IPL 2020 cancelled, Dhoni should retire from International cricket,” a Twitter consumer named Prashant Kumar Mahto requested the previous Australia allrounder. In his reply, Hogg mentioned that he feels Dhoni should still have one more burst for India.
“Speculation, I don’t think he will announce it, he seems pretty calm about things & moves onto the next thing he needs to accomplish,” Hogg wrote. “It’s been an entertaining career, let’s enjoy what he has done! I feel he may have one more burst in the next 2 years for India,” he added.
Meanwhile, Dhoni’s childhood coach Keshav Ranjan Banerjee expressed religion, earlier this week, that the wicketkeeper-batsman will nonetheless get a name within the T20 World Cup squad, no matter whether or not IPL takes place this yr or not.