'It is very tough for him': Ventakesh Prasad says MS Dhoni may find it difficult to make comeback into Indian Cricket Team
New Delhi | Jagran Sports Desk: Mahendra Singh Dhoni had last played for the Men in Blues over 10 months ago in the 2019 World Cup at Old Trafford, Manchester. The absence of the legendary wicketkeeper has sparked a never-ending debate over his future in international cricket.
The former India pacer Venkatesh Prasad feels that it is difficult for the former skipper to make a comeback into the current Indian set up.
Speaking to The Times of India, Prasad said, "It is very tough for him to really break into the team. It's tough for him now again to make a comeback because he's not played cricket for almost a year. It is not going to be easy for him."
But, he feels that team management should decide to put him back in the international lineup owing to his experience and bat him at number 3 or 4 instead of treating him as a finisher.
"Instead of treating Dhoni as finisher, I will play him up the order. I would probably ask him to bat at number 3 or 4. Or, if I have only 10 overs left, I will tell Dhoni go and just play his game the way he plays as a finisher," Prasad told The Times of India.
Dhoni has so far played over 350 ODIs, 90 Tests and 98 T20Is and has scored 10,773 runs, 4876 runs, and 1,617 runs respectively. He is the only captain to win all three major ICC trophies (T20, 50-over World Cups and ICC Champions Trophy).
The 38-year is currently enjoying time away from the game. He was recently seen in a video shared on Instagram playing with daughter Ziva.
The CSK skipper had travelled to Chennai during February end to practice for his IPL franchise but it was cut short due to COVID-19 outbreak and he had to return home. The entire IPL season seems impossible for the next few months.
A good IPL season would have made things easy for him ahead of the T20 World Cup.
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