Updated: March 27, 2020 7:20:45 pm
Former India skipper MS Dhoni’s much-anticipated return to the sport with the Indian Premier League took a strong jolt following the coronavirus outbreak. With the total nation being beneath lockdown until April 14, the probabilities of the event being performed anytime quickly are getting bleak. However, Dhoni’s childhood coach Keshav Ranjan Banerjee nonetheless believes that the 38-year-old will make the minimize in India’s World T20 squad, which is scheduled to be held in October this yr.
“In the current scenario, IPL looks unlikely and we will have to wait for BCCI’s call. His (Dhoni’s) position will become tough obviously. But my sixth sense says he will get a chance in the T20 World Cup, which will be his last,” Banerjee instructed PTI in an unique interview.
The Jharkhand primarily based cricketer, who has been out of motion since India’s semifinal exit from the World Cup final yr, was seen toiling in the nets in the lead as much as IPL 2020. Dhoni additionally led the Chennai Super King’s coaching camp a lot earlier than the league was postponed following the pandemic.
“I spoke to him last after he returned from Chennai and I’m in constant touch with his parents. He’s doing his fitness training and is fully fit. Now let’s wait for the BCCI’s decision. There’s no tournament. ICC tournaments are off till June. So we will have to wait and see.”
Meanwhile, India coach Ravi Shastri had earlier said that the upcoming version of IPL would resolve the destiny of Dhoni. And now with IPL about to get shelved this yr, Indian greats together with Sunil Gavaskar and Virender Sehwag, have been important on Dhoni’s return.
“True that he has not played a tournament (since July 2019) but for someone with 538 International matches, I don’t think it would take much time to adjust. It would have been a different scenario for a beginner. But it’s not the case with Dhoni he has got a wealth of experience. I think he will get a last chance,” maintained Banerjee.
“He is fully fit and trained in Chennai for a week or so. Now everything is closed in Ranchi, earlier he would train at the JSCA. But now he’s confined at home and making use of the facilities at home. He has a gym, a badminton court, and a running corridor.”
“I’m sure BCCI (presient, selectors, captain) are aware of the scenario. They will make the announcement when it’s the right time,” Banerjee added.
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