MS Dhoni extends his rest from cricket until the T20I match against Bangladesh
Former skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni confirmed that he will be unavailable for the home match against Bangladesh in November. He will also be unavailable for the Vijay Hazare Trophy.
India cricket team selectors said that the team should look at the future without MS Dhoni’s guidance. The team is now grooming wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant to take over Dhoni’s position in the team.
After the World Cup, MS Dhoni took a 2-month sabbatical to complete his military training. He completed a two-week stint in Kashmir to do guarding and patrolling duties.
‘Nobody knows what is in MSD’s mind. Only he can clarify what he thinks his future with Indian cricket is. But I think with him being 38 now, India should be looking ahead. Because by the time the next T20 World Cup comes around he will be 39 years old’, said former cricketer Sunil Gavaskar.
Recently, Rishabh Pant has been facing a lot of criticism for his ‘careless’ batting in the field. Team management and coach have been saying that Pant needs to develop a more mindful technique while playing.
‘All the young players need to understand that there is a fine line between fearless cricket and careless cricket. What the team management is asking from them is fearless cricket, having clear gameplans and playing with intent but at the same time, you can't be careless. I am sure they are smart enough to understand that’, said batting coach Vikram Rathour.
India cricket team lost to South Africa by 9 wickets on Sunday. India’s next assignment is three sets of Tests scheduled in October. The points accumulated from the match are included in the World Test Championship.
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