Former cricketer Madan Lal feels the issues for MS Dhoni will improve if the Indian Premier League (IPL) doesn’t occur because of the coronavirus disaster within the nation. “See, there are problems for MS Dhoni. He has not played cricket post-World Cup. If the IPL does not happen, problems for MSD will further increase. I don’t know what the team management, Ravi Shastri, Virat Kohli or the selectors are thinking,” Lal, who’s a member of the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC), advised ANI.
Dhoni final performed aggressive cricket throughout the 2019 World Cup and was slated to return to the sphere throughout the opening match of the IPL on March 29. However, the coronavirus compelled the postponement of the league till April 15.
As the ICC T20 World Cup 2020 is approaching, Lal believes issues for Dhoni have elevated.
“The selector would want MS Dhoni to first play cricket and then they select him. Team management and selectors have a huge responsibility. I feel that problems have increased. MS has played a lot of cricket and he was one of the best captains. I think he should himself tell what he thinks to the selectors and then the selectors will be able to think,” he mentioned.
The ICC T20 World Cup 2020 is scheduled to be performed between October 18 and November 15 at seven venues throughout Australia.
Also, it’s probably that the IPL will additional be postponed as a number of States corresponding to Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Punjab, Telangana, and Odisha have already introduced the lockdown extension until April 30.
Lal mentioned it’s robust to organise IPL until the time the coronavirus disaster involves an finish.
“Till the time coronavirus is not over, holding IPL is very tough, because it is very big and the safety of our viewers is very important and also, how our players will travel from one city to another? So, basically there are a lot of problems at the moment. Till the time the government gives clearance, I feel it is tough. For the BCCI and franchises also, it is tough. Need to see what results come by April 30. It will be better if the BCCI and the franchises find a solution,” he mentioned.
Lal additionally urged the folks to comply with the federal government’s tips to comprise COVID-19. “I want to say that in this tough situation, we should follow what the government is saying and adhere to the lockdown because till we follow that, we will not be able to tackle this virus,” mentioned Lal.