‘I think he’s fortunately performed his last game for India’: Ashish Nehra weighs in on MS Dhoni’s future

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Nothing concrete is but to come back out of MS Dhoni’s sabbatical from the Indian workforce but when his long-time India and Chennai Super Kings teammate Ashish Nehra is to be believed, the previous India captain could have performed his concluding game for the nation. Dhoni has not performed any type of cricket in over a yr, his last game being the semifinal of the 2019 World Cup between India and New Zealand.

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Speculations concerning Dhoni’s future proceed to develop. It is believed that Dhoni may get one concluding run with the Indian workforce, most likely for the T20 World Cup subsequent yr, offered he has a very good season with CSK within the IPL 2020. Nehra, nevertheless, reckons Dhoni’s India and IPL careers usually are not immediately proportional and that we may nicely have seen the last of Dhoni in India colors.

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“As far as MS Dhoni’s international carrier I don’t think this IPL has anything to do with it. If you’re a selector, you’re a captain, you’re a coach and MS Dhoni the most important thing if he is ready to play like he will be my number one name on the list. As much as I know MS Dhoni, I think he has played his last game for India happily,” Nehra stated on the Cricket Connected Show on Star Sports.

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Despite former India all-rounder Roger Binny claiming that Dhoni has ‘lost a bit of fitness’ and that he’s ‘past his best’, Nehra, who performed his concluding ODI underneath Dhoni – the semifinal of the 2011 World Cup towards Pakistan in Mohali – is satisfied that the previous India skipper has not misplaced a beat, citing his battling half-century towards New Zealand that just about acquired India dwelling. With rising hypothesis, Nehra expects Dhoni to take a name concerning his future – regardless of no matter it might be – shortly.

“MS Dhoni has nothing to prove. And we all discuss these things as media people you can say and everybody because he has not announced his retirement, so that’s where maybe I think he will take a call and only he can tell what’s in his mind. For me, MS Dhoni’s game never came down. We have discussed this earlier as well, that in the last game that he played, India had hope to reach the World Cup final till the time MS Dhoni was there and the minute he got run out everybody lost hope,” Nehra stated.

“So, it shows where his game was even at that time. He knows how to run the team, he knows how to push youngsters forward and all these things I don’t need to repeat again and again but I don’t think this IPL makes any difference in MS Dhoni’s stature or his aura as a player. I don’t think a tournament like the IPL should be MS Dhoni’s selection criteria, it’s probably just a talking point.”

[Attribution HT]

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