The retirement speculation of MS Dhoni has been in the news since long. Dhoni hasn’t played a single game ever since India lost to New Zealand in the ICC World Cup in July. After that, he missed the limited-overs series against West Indies, South Africa and Bangladesh. Moreover, he has not been named for India’s next limited-overs series against West Indies at home as well.
After keeping a tight lip since long, MS Dhoni recently broke his silence over his retirement speculation. “January tak mat poocho (don’t ask me till January),” said Dhoni at an event before the obvious questions on his career could even be thrown at him on Wednesday during an event.
Amid all these, newly appointed BCCI president Sourav Ganguly said on Friday (November 29) that there is a lot of time to decide on MS Dhoni’s future and things will get clearer within a couple of months. However, his comments came after India head coach Ravi Shastri said that IPL 2020 can give a clear picture of Dhoni’s future.
“We will see what happens, there’s enough time. Of course it will get clear (within three months),” Ganguly quoted as saying by PTI.
“No no, there is clarity, but certain things cannot be said on public platform. There is absolute clarity on MS Dhoni and you’ll find out in time. There’s transparency between the Board, MS and the selectors. When you deal with such champions — MS Dhoni is an unbelievable athlete for India — certain things have to be kept within the closed doors. It’s very transparent and everybody knows where they stand,” Ganguly further added.
Earlier this week, a source close to MS Dhoni had told PTI that former India captain is likely to take a call on his future after next year’s IPL. However, Dhoni had announced his retirement from Test career back in December 2014 while he stepped down as India’s limited-overs captain in January 2017.