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While the cricket world is still waiting to know the future in international cricket of the former Indian World Cup-winning captain MS Dhoni, the former Indian wicket-keeper Kiran More has recently revealed his thought on it.
The 38-year-old Indian wicket-keeper batsman MS Dhoni last time played a recognised cricket match during the semi-final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 against New Zealand at Manchester (10th July 2019). Though he and Ravindra Jadeja fought incredibly in that game, the Indian team suffered a heartbreaking 18-run defeat in that game.
Since then, Dhoni has made himself unavailable for the selection in the Indian team. However, the senior cricketer hasn’t also clarified about the future of his international career yet. Meanwhile, the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) captain was ready for the IPL 2020, which has been postponed for the indefinite period due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
It’s very difficult, it’s his call: Kiran More about MS Dhoni’s future
Kiran More feels very difficult for Dhoni to return to the game, especially after facing the recent lockdown period which can affect the fitness and the game. Before the lockdown, More was confident enough about Dhoni, but now he is not sure in the present condition.
According to Sportskeeda, More said, “It’s very difficult, it’s his call. It’s going to be tough, not going to be easy. Mind says you want to, but the body does not allow. Before IPL, he was fit, I saw him in the nets, he was raring to go. In tennis, guys of 34, 39 are on top of their game. Now if you are disciplined, if you keep your mind and body strong you can make a comeback. Ashish Nehra made a comeback and did very well.”
Talking more about Dhoni’s recent decision to remain unavailable for the Indian team selection after the CWC 2019, Kiran More feels that the former Indian World Cup-winning captain has every right to take his decision.
More added, “I think it is Dhoni’s call, he is not available and we need to respect it. Problem with selectors is that if someone is not available, you need to look ahead. He’s not been playing international or domestic, Dhoni’s priority is Indian cricket. When he was captain, he decided he won’t captain and Kohli would. He had respect for the game and the country.”
After making his international debut in December 2004, Dhoni has continuously served for the national team for 15 years and played 90 Tests, 350 ODIs and 98 T20Is.