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India moved on from Dhoni: Hesson


Former New Zealand coach Mike Hesson has made a massive comment about India’s former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his place in the team.India moved on from Dhoni: Hesson

Hesson, who is now a part of the commentary team for the ongoing India vs New Zealand series, said that the team under current skipper Virat Kohli’s captaincy have moved on from Dhoni.

“It seems like India have moved on. And they have certainly had to put their plans in place for when that (Dhoni’s retirement) happens.

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“I have heard in the press that a lot depends on the IPL in terms of how Dhoni operates. If he is in good touch then obviously he plays, but looks like India have moved past MSD at this stage,” Hesson told Press Trust of India (PTI) on Monday (February 3) after witnessing his old team being hammered 5-0 by the Indians on their own turf.

Hesson will take charge of the Royal Challengers Bangalore outfit in the Indian Premier League this season. Kohli has been the captain of that franchise since 2013.

On the other hand, Dhoni hasn’t played for India since the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 semi-final loss at the hands New Zealand. While he has kept the cricket world guessing over his future plans, he is certain to play IPL 2020 starting March 29 for Chennai Super Kings.

Meanwhile India’s first World Cup winning captain Kapil Dev also talked about this matter. According to him, making a comeback will be extremely difficult for Dhoni at this stage.

“If you haven’t played cricket for so long then I don’t think you can come back from anywhere. But he still has IPL, his form there’ll be important and selectors should see what is best for the country.

“Dhoni has done a lot for the country but when you don’t play for 6-7 months, you leave a doubt in everyone’s mind. And then that creates a lot of discussions which shouldn’t happen,” Kapil said.

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