MS Dhoni makes himself unavailable for Bangladesh series
MS Dhoni was last seen in the World Cup semi-final where India lost to New Zealand and bowed out. He has not don the Indian jersey since a long time and no good news is in the store for his fans. If the news is to be believed, Dhoni has refused to play another T20 series against Bangladesh. Dhoni has given this information to the chief selectors of the Indian team. This is the first time that the veteran cricketer has refused to play three consecutive series in his career.
The veteran of 350 ODIs made himself unavailable for the recently concluded West Indies tour by announcing that he will join his army battalion. He trained with his parachute regiment in Bengaluru and then headed to Kashmir where he stayed till 15th August. MS Dhoni guarded and patrolled in the dangerous terrain of South Kashmir’s Awantipora district which is well known for terror activities.
The unit where Dhoni was deployed had soldiers from different battalions like Rajputana, Gorkha, Sikh, Jatt and Jammu and Kashmir rifles. The unit consisted of 700 army personnels and Dhoni did duty in both day and night in two shifts.
He again made himself unavailable for the T20 series against South Africa. A few days ago, it was being said that MS Dhoni will play in the T20 series against Bangladesh, but now his return may be in the one-day and T20 series against West Indies at the end of the year. According to a report in Mumbai Mirror, MS Dhoni was supposed to play in the Vijay Hazare Trophy, but he will not be seen playing for his domestic side Jharkhand.
Bangladesh's tour of India starts on 3rd November with the first T20 in Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi. Rajkot and Nagpur are the other venues for the series.
(Source: Mumbai Mirror)