New Delhi: Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who took a break from cricket to serve in the Army after India’s ouster from the 2019 World Cup, has extended his break and hence, will not be available for selection until November this year.
Dhoni will now be extending his break from cricket, meaning he will miss out on both the Vijay Hazare Trophy as well as the home T20I series against Bangladesh. What this also means is that the earliest he can now make a comeback to the Indian side will be when West Indies come visiting for a T20I series in December.
Speculations around Dhoni’s future: There have been plenty of speculations around his future and how the selectors deal with the transition. Former Indian captain Sunil Gavaskar has already said to look ahead and groom Rishabh Pant for the role as the side builds up to the T20 World Cup which is slated to be held in Australia next year.
Dhoni’s last match for India was against New Zealand in the semi-finals of the ICC World Cup, a match which India lost by 18 runs.