The former chief selector of Indian Cricket Team, MSK Prasad has revealed that MS Dhoni himslef didn’t want to play and needed a bit rest after ICC World Cup 2019.
He has revealed why the board chose Rishabh Pant in place of Dhoni after the mega event.
MS Dhoni’ retirement has been the burning query for the last few months. The veteran has not been seen on the field for more than nine months. He wanted to make a comeback to international cricket after IPL, thus, was practicing in the nets for the cash-rich league.
As BCCI has fixed another youngster (KL Rahul as wicketkeeper) in his place who is doing potentially well, so many officials have regarded it as “almost impossible” saying it’s hard for MS Dhoni to return.
MS Dhoni has given something more than exceptional to his country. He deserves a good bye with dignity. If he retains his form, he shall be taken in team, however, many of his own fellows are against him and want him to retire.
“I am very very clear. I made it very very clear. We had a discussion and mahi didn’t want to play for sometime, so we moved on and then picked up Rishabh Pant and we’ve been backing him,” the 45-year-old said in an interview to Fancode.
“Now, that KL also has done extremely well in limited-overs that he played in NZ, so, it would’ve been nice had this IPL held and we would’ve seen Mahi’s old glimpses back but now it’s a tricky situation,” Prasad added.
“But as far as the former cricketers are to be belived, MS Dhoni has played his last match for India and they are even of the opinion that he might have made his mind to retire from international cricket as well.”