[PHOTO] MS Dhoni spotted playing snooker with MLA; clicks photograph with JSCA curator
MS Dhoni has been out of the cricket field since India’s semi-final exit from the ICC World Cup 2019. The former Indian skipper has taken a sabbatical from the gentlemen’s game and is expected to return to action in the limited-overs series against the West Indies in December. There has been a lot of debates and discussions surrounding Dhoni’s retirement but it looks like the veteran glovesman is keeping away from all the rumours and continues to enjoy his time off.
Dhoni was spotted playing snooker with Baharagora MLA Kunal Sarangi at the Jharkhand State Cricket Association (JSCA) and even posed for a photograph with JSCA curator Basu Dev. Earlier, the experienced wicket-keeper was spotted playing golf in the US as he continues his sabbatical from cricket.
ख़राब मौसम के कारण कुछ कार्यक्रम रद्द और मिल हए फुर्सत के पल और वो भी मेरी सबसे मनपसंद जगह अपने #JSCA स्टेडियम में और एक तस्वीर हम सबके सुपर हीरो - #बासु दा के साथ जो JSCA मैदान के क्यूरेटर हैं और मेरे #बहरागोडाविधानसभा क्षेत्र के #बारसती गाँव के ही निवासी हैं।#Ranchi#Rainspic.twitter.com/6n9fGP2IVI— Kunal Sarangi (@KunalSarangi) September 26, 2019
Dhoni made himself unavailable from the recently-concluded tour of West Indies and opted to serve the Indian Army for a span of 15 days. Dhoni, who holds an honorary rank of Lieutenant Colonel with the Indian Army, was posted in the Kashmir valley and was given patrolling and guard duties. The World Cup-winning India cricketer was deployed in the Valley as part of Victor Force.
However, everyone thought their beloved cricketer would be back in action in the series against South Africa but Dhoni remained absent from the squad. The three-match T20I series against the Proteas ended in a 1-1 tie. If reports are to be believed then Dhoni will continue to remain absent from the teamsheet when India play a three-match T20I series against Bangladesh in November.
Many former cricketers like Gautam Gambhir and Sunil Gavaskar have expressed their discontent towards Dhoni and his sabbatical while saying if someone’s playing for India then he should not pick and choose any series. Whereas others have said that selectors and the team management should have a conversation with Dhoni regarding his plans for the future.