While Dhoni doesn’t retire, he may not be an automatic pick in team any more
New Delhi | Jagran Sports Desk: India’s World Cup 2019 campaign came to an abrupt end after they lost their semi-final match against New Zealand on July 9 by 18 runs and one question which is going through the mind of every fan is whether MS Dhoni would retire or not.
The 38-year-old was criticised by many former cricketers in the World Cup for failing to take India home in some matches especially in the game against England where he seemed to have abandoned the chase well before the end.
If some media sources are to be believed then, chief selector MSK Prasad will talk to Dhoni about the retirement and will convey him that his time to exit has come.
“As we saw in the World Cup, Dhoni isn’t the same batsman anymore. Despite coming in 6 or 7, he was struggling to force the pace, and it was hurting the team,” said a BCCI source.
The source further said that Dhoni is not in selectors radar for the World T-20 in 2020.
“I don’t think he is in selectors plan for T-20 World Cup 2020. He must quit international cricket gracefully. He isn’t an automatic pick anymore,” the source added.
As of now, it seems like it is the end for Dhoni and fans might not see him playing for India again.
India will next tour the West Indies for three T20Is, as many ODIs and two Tests starting August and it is to be seen whether the selectors will pick the Ranchi cricketer’s name for the limited-over matches.
The national selection committee will meet on July 17 or 18 in Mumbai to pick the respective squads for the West Indies limited-overs series and Tests.
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