Dropped from BCCI’s central contracts listing, former India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni started practising with the Jharkhand Ranji Trophy squad on Thursday amid recent hypothesis on his future. The 38-year-previous confirmed up at his residence workforce’s web observe in Ranchi, indicating that he’s gearing himself for the upcoming Indian Premier League. This was on a day when BCCI axed him from the listing of centrally contracted gamers.
“Even we didn’t know that he was going to come back and practice with us. It was a pleasing shock. He batted for some time and did the same old training routine, “ a supply near the Jharkhand workforce administration instructed PTI.
“We predict him to coach with the workforce usually any more. His presence can solely assist the gamers,” the supply added.
In truth, Dhoni has purchased a model new bowling machine for his training. While the Jharkhand workforce may have their crimson-ball routines, Dhoni will primarily observe in opposition to the white ball. Jharkhand’s subsequent match is in opposition to Uttarakhand, beginning Sunday in Ranchi. The workforce has returned residence after an eight wicket loss in opposition to Maharashtra in Nagothane. Out of 5 video games, Jharkhand have received two, misplaced two and drawn one.
He has not performed a aggressive sport for the reason that World Cup semifinal loss to New Zealand on July 9 although he was seen training for the primary time since that defeat in November.
India head coach Ravi Shastri has hinted that the celebrated wicketkeeper-batsman may retire from ODIs quickly however will likely be in competition for a T20 World Cup berth offered he does nicely for Chennai Super Kings within the IPL.
The T20 World Cup will likely be held in Australia in October-November. Outgoing chief selector MSK Prasad has already made his stance clear, saying that the World Cup-winning captain can solely be chosen once more on the premise of performances.
While Dhoni has not revealed something about his future, he’s sure to captain Chennai Super Kings within the 2020 IPL.
Since the World Cup, he has missed the tour of the West Indies and the house collection in opposition to South Africa, Bangladesh, the West Indies and the continued one in opposition to Australia.