Former skipper Sunil Gavaskar says that time is up for MS Dhoni in international cricket
Former India cricketer Sunny Gavaskar said that Dhoni’s time in international cricket is up. The former batsman said that the team should see their future without Dhoni.
After the World Cup 2019, Dhoni has made himself unavailable for the West Indies tour. He was also excluded in the squad for South Africa’s tour in India. Dhoni took a two-month sabbatical to complete his military training.
‘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 Gavaskar.
‘His value to the side is always going to be fantastic. Not just the runs he will score or the stumpings he will effect. But his overall presence on the field will be calming for the captain because the captain gets the benefit of his views. So that is a huge plus. But I do believe the time has come’, he added.
He also defended Rishabh Pant and said that he is a good addition to the team. He said that the young wicket-keeper is still having a hard time adjusting.
‘Pant is a very good prospect. Look, the second year is always tough whether it is batsman or bowler and that's what he is finding out’.
‘People have a better idea about your strengths and weaknesses and therefore the bowlers will bowl accordingly. So I think he is facing second season blues. He has to keep his chin up’.
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