According to the crowd, it might already have been a vacancy for KL Rahul and Rishabh Pant to hold the wicket-keeping position once Dhoni retires. The masses believe that the veteran wicket-keeping middle-over player is being an obstacle for the youngsters and there was always a debate for the post between three by masses.
As Dhoni has retired now, a few people that stood against him and wanted him to retire will be witnessing Rahul or Pant as a wicket-keeper of India cricket team. However, the world will never produce a keeper with perfect finishing tricks in cricketing history like Dhoni.
Wicket-keeping: An open vacancy for KL Rahul and Rishabh Pant after Dhoni has retired
A few also believe that Rahul should only be utilized as India’s backup wicketkeeper in case if the real one is injured or missing due to some reason. Most of them have preferred Rishabh to uphold the post.
It is now to see who will be BCCI selecting to uplift the vacant post. So far, there are no international matches for India after back to back series and tours have been called off for the country.
Dhoni, who captained his side in limited-overs format from 2007-2016 and from 2008-2014 in Test cricket, is the only skipper in cricketing history to win all three ICC trophies; Champions Trophy 2013, ICC T20 World Cup 2007, and ICC ODI World Cup 2011.
He is known as the coolest captain with calmest tricks who always knew how to dig out most of his players keeping his calm. He has also won Asia Cups 2010 and 2016. Being known as a considerable finisher, he was well-aware of his role as a wicket-keeping middle-over batsman.
However, as his topic for the retirement was frenzied after the semifinal of the World Cup 2019, the debate is finally closed. A few wanted him to retire considering his age while a few considered age as just a figure. The wicket-keeping middle-over skipper was not seen on the field since semifinal against New Zealand, however, he was spotted practicing in nets for IPL. The skipper will be continuing to serve his IPL franchise, Chennai Super Kings, as the side has reached Chennai to boost their fitness.
India was to a three-match T20I series against South Africa before IPL in August that was not listed on the Future tour programs. Also, England’s tour of India for a five-match test series has been delayed. Australia vs India series is all set to be commenced in winters but the major probability might be reduced due to the uncertainty in favor.