Don't see MS Dhoni returning on the field as Team India player: Harbhajan Singh
New Delhi : Hours after BCCI did not renew the contract of MS Dhoni, veteran Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh reacted to it and said that he cannot see Dhoni playing in future for India even if he comes up with a fabulous IPL season.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who was in the Category A of the Indian players, have remained off the field since India's outster in the world cup 2019.
“I don’t think he (Dhoni) is going to play for India again as he had decided that he will play (only) till the (2019) World Cup. He must be preparing for the IPL,” Harbhajan told PTI when asked if the iconic former skipper will play in World T20 since he has already started training.
Head coach Ravi Shastri also hinted that the clear picture on MS Dhoni returning to team India will only come after watching his performance in the IPL.
Asked what are the chances of Dhoni making it to India’s World T20 team on the basis of a good IPL, Harbhajan said: “I am fully confident that Dhoni will have a great IPL for CSK. But having said that I don’t think he will play for India even if he has a great IPL.
“What if Rishabh has a great IPL? Would you drop him (Pant) from the playing XI,” said Harbhajan, India’s third highest wicket-taker in Test cricket.
Earlier, at an event in Mumbai, Mahendra Singh Dhoni was seen saying that he will reveal his plans on retirement only after January.
“January tak mat poocho (don’t ask me till January),” said Dhoni at an event here before questions on his sabbatical. So, was Dhoni waiting for the BCCI to announce the Central Contracts list? If so, then expect an announcement soon!