The head coach said that it is for Dhoni to decide if he will play for the sport
Indian Cricket Team head coach Ravi Shastri spoke about Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s availability in the team. He hasn’t made a public appearance since the conclusion of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. The legendary batsman is currently on a break which made him unavailable for the West Indies tour and the home series against South Africa.
The head coach said that it is up to Dhoni whether he will play cricket. He also mentioned that he hasn’t met him since their exit from the World Cup. Dhoni displayed a poor performance and he met negative criticisms.
‘Whether he wants to come back, that's for him to decide. I have not met him after the World Cup. He has to first start playing and let's see how things go. I don't think he has started playing after the World Cup. If he is keen, he will definitely let the selectors know’, Ravi Shastri said.
‘He will go down as one of our greatest players, very, very high up the list’, he added.
Shastri also mentioned the selection of Wriddhiman Saha after wicketkeeper Pant was dropped from the Test side.
‘Saha was injured and that was the reason Pant came into the Test side. Saha is the best "keeper" in the world, and at home, where the bounce can be variable, his keeping is invaluable. Pant has scored Test hundreds in England and Australia, is talented, but he is still very young and has the time to improve his “keeping”’, Shastri said.
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