Shikhar Dhawan Speaks On MS Dhoni’s Unclear Future
The Indian cricket fraternity cannot help but talk about the future of MS Dhoni. There is absolutely no clarity whatsoever on the future of the former India skipper. Speculations were rife that MS Dhoni would hang his boots after the end of India’s campaign in the World Cup. However, the veteran decided against it and instead took a two-month break.
He recently extended the break and made himself unavailable for the home series against South Africa too. Recent reports suggest that the wicketkeeper-batsman will miss the next series against Bangladesh too. Thus there is little clarity over Dhoni’s future. The selectors have also not spoken much on the matter except stating that the World Cup-winner has made himself unavailable for selection.MS Dhoni (Credits: Twitter)
On the other hand, the team-management has remained silent too with the players also not speaking much on it. Well, opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan, who made his debut under Dhoni’s captaincy, has not spoken on it. The senior opener said that the decision to retire should be left alone on Dhoni as he knows a thing or two about taking important decisions.
“Dhoni has been playing for so long, I feel he understands when he should retire. This should be his decision. He has taken very important decisions so far for India in his career and I’m sure he will make the call when the time comes,” Dhawan said on India TV’s show ‘Aap Ki Adalat’ hosted by Rajat Sharma.
Dhawan further spoke on what makes Dhoni such a good leader. The southpaw said that there was no one better than Dhoni when it came to optimising each and every player’s potential.
“That’s the quality of a big leader. He knows the potential of every player, and knows to what extent a player should be backed. He knows how to make a champion out of a player. India’s success during his captaincy justifies this. His (Dhoni’s) control is his biggest quality,” Dhawan said.