Former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was not picked for the upcoming three T20I collection towards South Africa at house. That is the second successive T20I collection in latest instances that Dhoni didn’t get a name after the one performed within the Caribbeans earlier this month. Whereas many questioned the transfer saying why the veteran was ignored if he hasn’t but retired, one other former India captain Sourav Ganguly mentioned he wasn’t stunned.
Dhoni has been questioned repeatedly for not hanging up his boots but. It was anticipated that he would name it a day after India crashed out of the ICC World Cup in England final month however he stored everyone, together with the crew administration, guessing. The 38-year-old then made himself unavailable for the West Indies tour by choosing army coaching.
Chief selector MSK Prasad mentioned Dhoni made himself unavailable even for the collection towards the Proteas. The cricketing fraternity is now eagerly watching how Dhoni’s future unfolds from right here on as sources within the Board of Management for Cricket in India have asserted that the selectors have seemed past Dhoni now.
Ganguly requested individuals to not “bounce the gun” about Dhoni’s future however he additionally made it clear on the similar time that captain Virat Kohli’s “expectations” and “what he’s speaking” to the senior-most participant is essential.
“No, I didn’t anticipate him to be picked for this collection (towards South Africa),” the 47-year-old Ganguly was quoted by TOI as saying when requested whether or not he was stunned with Dhoni’s exclusion even when the officers mentioned he’s unavailable.
Ganguly backs the thought of backing Rishabh Pant
Ganguly, below whose captaincy Dhoni had made his debut in 2004, mentioned it was clear from the T20I collection within the Caribbeans that the Indian crew administration wished to present Rishabh Pant an opportunity. “They need to pursue with him, which is rightly so. As a result of when MS got here in younger, he was additionally persevered with,” Ganguly added.
The previous skipper, nevertheless, added that it’s a tough state of affairs for Kohli to take care of. He mentioned he didn’t know what was the communication like between Dhoni, the crew administration and the selectors. India will play SA in three T20Is between September 15 and 22.