MS Dhoni's Future In Cricket Cannot Be Discussed On Public Platform, Says Sourav Ganguly

Updated: 29 November 2019 23:16 IST

MS Dhoni took a sabbatical from cricket after India's 50-over World Cup campaign ended with the semi-final loss against New Zealand.

MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni last played a T20I for India in February 2019, against Australia in Bengaluru. © AFP

MS Dhoni's cricketing future has been a matter of speculation for quite some time now and Sourav Ganguly, the BCCI president, on Friday said that there is enough time to decide on veteran wicketkeeper's future. The former India skipper also added that there was "absolute clarity" among the team think-tank on how to deal with Dhoni's future. "There is clarity, but certain things cannot be said on public platform. There is absolute clarity on MS Dhoni and you'll find out in time," Ganguly said.

"There's transparency between the Board, MS and the selectors. When you deal with such champions - MS Dhoni is an unbelievable athlete for India - certain things have to be kept within the closed doors. It's very transparent and everybody knows where they stand," Ganguly added.

When Ganguly was asked to comment on India head coach Ravi Shastri's reported remarks that IPL 2020 will give a clear picture on Dhoni's future, he said, "we will see what happens, there's enough time. Of course it will get clear (within three months)."

On Wednesday, Dhoni had said that he will take a call on his cricketing future after January

"January tak mat poocho (don't ask me till January)," Dhoni said at an event in Mumbai on Wednesday. 

MS Dhoni took a sabbatical from cricket after India's 50-over World Cup campaign ended with the semi-final loss against New Zealand.

He missed the three-match T20I series against the West Indies and was also not included in the squad for the T20I series against South Africa. 

Then ahead of the T20I series against Bangladesh, the former India captain made himself unavailable for selection.

As Rishabh Pant failed to capitalise on the recent opportunities, it was being speculated that Dhoni might make a comeback to cricket with India's upcoming limited-overs series against the West Indies.

However, Dhoni's name did not appear in the 15-member squad that was announced a day before the start of the iconic day-night Test between India and Bangladesh in Kolkata.

In the recent times, Dhoni has often faced criticism for his poor form and ponderous style of batting.

His impending retirement has been one of the most talked about topics in Indian cricket.

Dhoni last played a T20I for India in February 2019, against Australia in Bengaluru.

(With PTI Inputs)

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Highlights
  • MS Dhoni's cricketing future has been a matter of speculation
  • Sourav Ganguly said there is enough time to decide on MS Dhoni's future
  • In the recent times, MS Dhoni has often faced criticism for his poor form
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