Think MS Dhoni played his last match for India in World Cup vs New Zealand: Aakash Chopra


Former India opener Aakash Chopra stated he feels MS Dhoni is unlikely to make a global return to Team India regardless of speculations being rife on his future.

Aakash Chopra stated he believes MS Dhoni played his last worldwide match in the World Cup in opposition to New Zealand ruling out his possibilities for the T20 World Cup, scheduled for October-November in Australia.

However, the previous India batsman stated issues would possibly change if the crew administration or the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) need him in the squad for the worldwide T20 match.

MS Dhoni has not played worldwide cricket since India’s World Cup 2019 exit in August last yr. The wicketkeeper-batsman took a break from aggressive cricket and missed all the following worldwide fixtures.

Even as his worldwide future grew to become a key matter of dialogue in the Indian cricket fraternity, head coach Ravi Shastri and captain Virat Kohli didn’t rule out his probabilities of comeback. In reality, Shastri stated a very good IPL in 2020 may very well be his means again to the senior crew.

“MS Dhoni has not told anyone anything. He has a different story. What almost everyone thinks is that he might return to the Indian team if he performs well in the IPL. But I personally feel he played his final match for India at Manchester against New Zealand,” Aakash Chopra stated in a YouTube interplay with former Pakistan batsman Ramiz Raja.

“Since then, he has not made himself available to the team. He has not been dropped. I feel he has made up his mind that he is no longer going to play for India.

“Unless, in fact, Sourav Ganguly, Virat Kohli or Ravi Shastri choose up the cellphone and inform Dhoni to assist the crew out in the T20 World Cup. If they inform Dhoni that they need him to play the World Cup, then there’s a probability he might return?

“Otherwise, in my opinion, Dhoni has made up his mind that ‘I am not going to play, I don’t need a farewell match. I came quietly, I will leave quietly’. He doesn’t need grandstanding. He is not that kind of player.”

MS Dhoni joined a Chennai Super Kings coaching camp in March and educated with a number of of his teammates in Chennai. However, the CSK camp was suspended following which the IPL 2020 was suspended because of the outbreak of the novel coronavirus.

With doubts lingering over the way forward for IPL 2020 because of the rising issues over the Covid-19 pandemic, it stays to be seen if Dhoni will be capable of make the much-anticipated comeback.

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