XtraTime Web Desk: Former India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who led the team to win two World Cups hasn’t played a single game after India lost the 2019 ICC World Cup semifinals against New Zealand. He also made himself unavailable for selection in the ongoing home series against the Proteas. Now it will be a big question whether he will play the T20I series against Bangladesh which is set to begin from November 3.
While fans and cricket pundits are divided on whether Dhoni should announce retirement or stay until next year’s T20 WC, India head coach Ravi Shastri said he hasn’t met Dhoni since the World Cup but “that’s for him to decide” if the wicket-keeper batsman wants to come back or not.
In an interview to The Hindu, Ravi Shastri said: “He will go down as one of our greatest players, very, very high up the list.”
“Whether he wants to come back, that’s for him to decide. I have not met him after the World Cup. He has to first start playing and let’s see how things go,” he added.
After completing his stint with the Territorial Army (106 Bn Parachute) regiment in the Kashmir Valley, Dhoni is keeping himself busy with off the field activities.
Dhoni and a few other cricketers joined tennis great Leander Paes for a Charity Football match in Mumbai.
Earlier, Dhoni was seen playing golf with Kedar Jadhav in US. Sporting his new look with a golf club in his hand, Dhoni was seen wearing a black bandana.