The deadly corona virus has pushed the whole world to halt and to postpone the scheduled events. Many countries imposed a total lock down and even restricts foreigners to enter inside their country.
Dhoni’s possible return
Former Indian skipper MS Dhoni eventually seen in action in the 2019 world cup semi finals against New Zealand where India lost the match. Dhoni himself made unavailable for the further International matches after that.
Dhoni is expected to make his way back to the competitive games through the IPL 2020. But due to coronavirus pandemic the IPL has been postponed to mid of April. BCCI also released a new update to host the IPL at the end of April or at the beginning of May.
BCCI assured that Dhoni’s performance in IPL would have a chance to bring him back to the squad. But with uncertainty over the tournament this year, Dhoni’s plans might have taken a big hit.
Dhoni’s Childhood coach statement
While it looks his T20 World Cup hopes solely depends upon the IPL, his childhood coach Keshav Ranjan Banerjee still believes that the cricketer will find a place in the team.
“In the current scenario, IPL looks unlikely and we will have to wait for BCCI’s call. His (Dhoni’s) position will become tough obviously. But my sixth sense says he will get a chance in the T20 World Cup, which will be his last,” Banerjee told PTI.
MS Dhoni decides to retire
Due to the corona pandemic Indian government announced a 21 day lock down, which coincide with the “postponed IPL” date. Thus BCCI decide to host it at the end of April or at the beginning of May.
The 13th season of the Indian Premier League would have played a vital role in deciding if Dhoni would board the flight to Australia later this year or not. If the cash-rich league gets abandoned, it will become nearly improbable for Dhoni to play the T20 World Cup.
Going by reports in Sportskeeda, Dhoni has informed his near and dear ones regarding his international retirement. While he is yet to inform the BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) regarding his decision, a source in privy to the legendary cricketer revealed that he was waiting for IPL 2020 before taking a call.
“Officially, he [MS Dhoni] is yet to have a word with the BCCI officials, but he has revealed his mind to his close friends. When time comes, he will reveal it all. Otherwise [without IPL 2020], he would have announced his retirement a long time ago,” the source was quoted as saying by Sportskeeda.