Former India captain MS Dhoni has been in the news since long – be it his return to the circuit or his retirement speculations. Most recently, BCCI also dropped him from the contract list. Amongst all these, he has started practising for the upcoming Indian Premier League and will play for them in the next season as well.
Former BCCI president and the current vice-chairman and managing director of India Cements (owners of CSK), N Srinivasan has confirmed that Dhoni will play for the same team in 2021.
N Srinivasan on MS Dhoni
“People keep saying when will he… how long will he play, etc. He will play. I can assure you. He will play this year. Next year he will go the auction; he will be retained. So there is no doubt in anybody’s mind,” Srinivasan was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo.
However, Dhoni has recently started training where his batting impressed Jharkhand coach Rajiv Kumar. He came to bat for the first time ever since India’s exit from the semifinal of the 2019 World Cup against New Zealand in July last year.
The coach thought there will be some rustiness in his batting as he did not bat for long. But CSK captain’s fluent batting amazed him. However, the date is still unknown when he will don the India jersey again.
Jharkhand coach Rajiv Kumar on MS Dhoni
“I will be honest… I thought there will be a bit of rustiness as Dhoni has not trained for quite some time. The last time we had spoken, he had said that he would start in January and here you go. He is a man of his words and it came as no surprise that he was out there training with the guys just like any other regular Jharkhand player. But what surprised me most was how he middled almost every ball, be it in the pacer’s net or the spinner’s net. He even took throwdowns just like a player going through the batting drills does,’‘ the coach said.