Former skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been away from international cricket for over four months with no word about his return to the field. However, reports suggest that the former skipper could soon be adding another feather to his hat, this time by donning the hat of a commentator. As per agency reports, the official broadcaster for the India-Bangladesh series has proposed to have all former Indian captains to share their favourite Test moments during the first-ever Day-Night Test in India scheduled to begin on November 22 at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. If reports are true, then we could possibly see MS Dhoni take up the role of a commentator for the first time.
“Invite India Test captains for Day 1 & 2 of the Test. All captains at the ground along with (Virat) Kohli and the rest of the team as well as the dignitaries line up for the anthem. Captains appear on commentary as guests through the day to re-collect their favourite moments from India’s Test history. Down memory lane segments recorded with individual captains are played on the big screen at the ground in breaks Day 4 onwards,” reads the plan for the former India captains, as per IANS.
The former Indian captain who has been out of the team for four months now has taken up tennis. MS 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 MS 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 MS Dhoni's participation in the tournament which helps them financially as more tickets are sold. If reports are to be believed, MS 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, MS Dhoni is not likely to be a part of their future plans as they have moved on.