Every Dhoni fan was eagerly waiting for 29th March so they can see Thala on the cricket field after almost after a half a year but the deadly virus COVID-19 has taken the world by storm and changed the life of every person on the planet as everyone is at their home as a precautionary measure to defeat this virus. MS Dhoni is the guy who is always the talk of the town because of the things he has done for Men in Blue in his cricketing career. But his future in cricket is something that every individual wants to be aware of but MS Dhoni is not at all interested in disclosing what he wants to do.
He was in Chennai in March starting for the practice session of IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings which he leads, but then due to this virus Indian Government banned all the international flights and as a precautionary measure everyone was told to stay at home and the BCCI also decided to postpone the IPL 2020 to mid-April so everyone went back to their home.
But by seeing the current situation in India and around the World it is almost sure that IPL is not going to take place for the next two-three months. Forgot about only IPL even no cricketing event is going to be played for next few months. So, what if IPL 2020 doesn’t take place this year and there is still uncertainty on T20 World Cup 2020 which is scheduled to be held in October-November, will MS Dhoni be a part of the squad?
The answer will only come one this situation which is going on will end and things will get back to normal. But let’s see what experts believe in MS Dhoni's future.
Views of experts on MS Dhoni
The Indian National Cricket Team head coach Ravi Shastri has earlier clearly mentioned that MS Dhoni’s selection in T20 World Cup squad will depend on his IPL performance. He said that "It all depends on when he starts playing and how he is playing during the IPL. What are the other people doing with the wicket-keeping gloves or what is the form of those players as opposed to Dhoni's form. The IPL becomes a massive tournament because that could be the last tournament after which more or less your 15 is decided,"
The former Indian players Sunil Gavaskar and Virender Sehwag believe that Dhoni’s career has ended. “Where will he fit in? With the likes of Rishabh Pant and KL Rahul already in form, especially the latter performing exceptionally well of late, I think there is no reason why we should not stick with them,” Virender Sehwag was quoted by The Times of India.
On the other hand, Sunil Gavaskar also put up his views on MS Dhoni that “I would certainly like to see Dhoni in India’s World Cup squad but it’s highly unlikely to happen. The team has moved on. Dhoni is not someone to make big announcements so I reckon he would silently retire from the game.” Gavaskar told Dainik Bhaskar.
Apart from this, there are some former cricketers who still believe he will make a comeback.
Former India’s domestic legend Wasim Jaffer shared his thoughts on MS Dhoni and said that “If Dhoni is fit and in form I think we can’t look beyond him as he’ll be an asset behind the stumps and also lower down the order. It’ll take the pressure of keeping off Rahul and India can play Pant as a batsman too if they want a lefty.”.
Overseas support for Dhoni
The Former Australia spinner Brad Hogg was asked about the same on twitter that in case there is no IPL held this year due to a coronavirus outbreak former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni should retire? To which he replied “Speculation, I don’t think he will announce it, he seems pretty calm about things & moves onto the next thing he needs to accomplish. It’s been an entertaining career, let’s enjoy what he has done! I feel he may have one more burst in the next 2 years for India.”