MS Dhoni's Childhood Coach Backs Captain Cool Taking A Break After World Cup, Believes He Will Play The World T20 Next Year

Indiatimes

Indiatimes

Author 2019-10-19 15:26:04

Martin Guptill's direct hit brought MS Dhoni's resistance to an end in the World Cup semis vs New Zealand .

As he headed back to the dressing room. India's hopes of making the final and winning the trophy evaporated.

But what really got fans bothered was that now Captain Cool would call it quits from international cricket.

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But the 38-year-old surprised us all as he decided to take a break instead. This meant he would miss the T20I series against South Africa and Bangladesh, not to mention the ODIs and T20Is in West Indies,

Sourav Ganguly, who will take charge of the BCCI on October 23, said he will discuss the Dhoni situation with selectors. Could this be the end of the road?

But Dhoni's choldhood coach Keshav Banerjee said the break was a good idea..

"Dhoni has been playing relentlessly since 2004. So he deserves this sabbatical. Let him spend some time with his family. I think he will play the World T20 next year, then take a call," he told TOI.

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"More important than Dhoni’s return is providing the young ones who have impressed in domestic cricket a chance to play for India. We should not waste their peak by making them play only domestic matches. Bangladesh series is the ideal opportunity to test them," he added.

Rishabh Pant donned the gloves in his absence but was dropped after repeated failures with the bat.

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Wriddhiman Saha is doing a great job, but he is on the older side, and India know once Dhoni quits, a replacement will be hard to find.

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