MS Dhoni has been on a sabbatical since the conclusion of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 which was played in England. This is the first time since his debut that the Indian wicketkeeper has not been a part of the team for three consecutive series. According to reports, Dhoni has taken up a new sport and it is not cricket.
The former Indian captain who has been out of the team for four months now has taken up tennis. Dhoni will reportedly take part in a tennis tournament starting from November 7 which is organised by the Jharkhand State Cricket Association (JSCA). The JSCA organised tournament is named 'Country Club Tennis Tournament'.
Even last year, the Indian gloveman had taken part in the tennis tournament in doubles category where he paired up with Sumit Kumar and went on to win the title. The report states that Dhoni is in Ranchi currently working on his fitness in the gym followed by playing tennis for two hours daily.
Tennis is helping him stay fit and he will be seen competing in the tournament. According to the organisers, a huge crowd comes because of Dhoni's participation in the tournament which helps them financially as more tickets are sold. If reports are to be believed, Dhoni will make a comeback into the Indian team with the T20 and ODI series against West Indies which is scheduled in the next month.
The legendary wicket-keeper who is also considered as the best finisher was out of the team for the series against West Indies, South Africa and Bangladesh. He made himself unavailable till November. According to the selectors, Dhoni is not likely to be a part of their future plans as they have moved on.