Dhoni's first net session in four months triggers comeback talks
Veteran Indian wicket-keeper batsman MS Dhoni's future has been a source of constant speculation since the conclusion of the ICC World Cup 2019 in July. The former Indian skipper has missed cricket since then after a four-month break from the same. However, Dhoni put on his cricketing gears again and was seen practicing. Here's more.
Dhoni missed a lot of action since the World Cup
Dhoni had taken a two-month sabbatical from cricket the 2019 World Cup which included a two-week Army stint in Kashmir. He missed the tour of West Indies and wasn't included in India's squad for the T20I series against South Africa and Bangladesh. It remains to be seen if Dhoni makes a comeback for the limited-overs series against West Indies, starting December 6.
Dhoni padded up, takes on young bowlers
Meanwhile, a video clip of MSD has gone viral on social media where the senior cricketer can be seen all padded up and taking on young bowlers in a net session. The 38-year-old was at the Jharkhand State Cricket Association (JSCA) stadium for the net session. Recently, he was spotted there earlier as well, playing tennis in a local tournament at the same venue.
WATCH: Dhoni's first net session after a long time
This is what Ganguly has said regarding Dhoni
The selection committee said earlier that it wants to invest in youth in the build-up to the ICC World T20. That sparked rumors that MSD could never return in the scheme of things. However, current BCCI president Sourav Ganguly had said last month that he will talk to Dhoni if needed, to get clarity on what he wants.
Shastri wants to see Dhoni resume play before retirement decision
Back in October, India coach Ravi Shastri had said that he wanted him to resume playing before deciding his future. "He has to first start playing and let's see how things go. I don't think he has started playing after the World Cup. If he's keen, he will definitely let the selectors know," he told The Hindu.