Moments after the Indian squad for the 3 T20 against South Africa was announced ,pundits started questioning whether India’s most decorated captain was ignored from the T20 team. Mahendra Singh Dhoni was not part of the Indian limited overs team against the Caribbeans as the former captain had opted to be with Indian terrestrial army.
Quashing all the rumors the national selector was quick upon to react and he went onto say that the legend wasn’t dropped or ignored for the T20 series and also went onto say that the former captain said that he will take any decision as soon as the team is in safe hands and is perfectly ready for the T20 World cup in 2020.
Dhoni’s self imposed leave is most likely to be completed by November and will most probably play against Bangladesh who tour India in mid-November.But it doesn’t seem like Prasad will sweat much over his absence. It looks like India’s former skipper is not in the scheme of things of the selectors.
“This selection committee is clear on one front. They will never ask any questions to Dhoni with regards to retirement as that’s not their domain. But till they are in charge, they reserve the right to select the squad. As far as they are concerned, Rishabh Pant is now India’s first-choice keeper across formats,” a senior BCCI official told PTI.