Sourav Ganguly gives the biggest update yet on MS Dhoni’s future in cricket

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BCCI President, Sourav Ganguly has been asked questions about Dhoni’s future since he has taken the office of president. The President has revealed that he has had conversations with the former Indian Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who hasn’t played for India since the semi-final exit against New Zealand in this years world cup.

MS Dhoni who made his debut in 2004 has had an illustrious career as a player and as a captain, he led the Indian’s to two world titles and a champions trophy victory in 2013. Under MSD’s captaincy India reached the helm in Test ranking.

Dhoni has been often criticized for his strike rate in the limited overs format. The Ranchi-born cricketer retired from test cricket in 2014 and stepped down from the captaincy of limited overs format in 2017.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been under the hammer for his strike-rate and inability to rotate strike in the middle overs. Which led to questions about his position i the team and several experts questioned his inclusion in the team.

Though, MS Dhoni played some gutsy knocks for India in the world cup with one coming in the semi-final against New Zealand when India were restricted to 72/5. He stitched a partnership with Ravindra Jadeja and took India close to the target of 240 set by the Blac Caps.

Speaking at the India Today Conclave East, BCCI President praised Mahendra Singh Dhoni for his contribution to the Indian team and also said that he has had conversation with the latter.

Sourav Ganguly speaking to India Today said “I can’t say this here. We have had discussions with MS Dhoni. We will leave it at that. Somebody of that stature of MS Dhoni any respect. The BCCI can’t be thankful enough for what he has done to Indian cricket. I have always said it’s on MS Dhoni at the moment. It’s on MS Dhoni. We will address that as and when it comes. Things should remain in closed doors, especially when it comes to dealing with legendary names. “Yes (I have spoken to him since taking over as BCCI president). We are in touch. We speak to Virat Kohli as well. We speak to the selectors. That’s where it lies at the moment,” Ganguly said.

 

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