Ganguly replies to question about Dhoni’s availability for T20 World Cup
BCCI President Sourav Ganguly had earlier gave a statement about MS Dhoni’s future by stating that “Champions don’t finish quickly”. A few days ago, Ganguly said that there is clarity on Dhoni’s future. But when MS Dhoni was asked about his future, he himself clarified by saying that “Don’t ask me till January”
On Sunday, BCCI President addressed the reporters after the Board’s 88th Annual General Meeting (AGM). He was once again asked about MS Dhoni and his participation for the next year’s T20 World Cup in Australia. To which, Ganguly said: “Please ask Dhoni.”
MS Dhoni’s absence is causing a huge upset to his fans and the iconic wicketkeeper batsman has long been out of action since India’s semifinal exit from the marquee event in England in July. He was not part of West Indies tour and the home series against South Africa and Bangladesh. He is also not named in India’s squad for the upcoming T20I and ODI series against West Indies at home.
After India’s exit from the World Cup, MS Dhoni was busy with off-field works as he took a two-month sabbatical from international cricket where he started his two-week stint in army. He joined Troops in Militancy-affected South Kashmir. His last appearance came in the Indian dressing room after team’s 202-run innings victory over South Africa in his hometown Jharkhand, Ranchi.
MSK Prasad had earlier made it clear that the team management has “moved on” from MS Dhoni so as to give young bloods like Rishabh Pant a chance considering the upcoming T20 World Cup in Australia.