The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly recently announced the appointment of a fresh selection committee. Former Indian cricketer MSK Prasad is currently serving as the Chief National Selector since his appointment in 2016. Due to Ganguly’s decision, his run as India’s chief selector is about to meet its end. As Prasad’s tenure with BCCI is nearing its conclusion, the 44-year old opened up and gave his take on MS Dhoni’s retirement rumours.
MS Dhoni last made an international appearance for India during the ill-fated semi-final match against New Zealand in the 2019 Cricket World Cup. Since then, Dhoni has skipped India’s tour of West Indies and the entire international home season that followed. The veteran cricketer is also not part of India’s ongoing full-fledged tour of New Zealand.
Meanwhile, MS Dhoni was recently retained by Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at the Indian Premier League 2020 (IPL 2020) auction. The 2011 World Cup-winning skipper was retained for ₹15 crore by the franchise. MS Dhoni led CSK to three IPL titles ever since the tournament was inaugurated in 2008. Under Dhoni’s leadership, CSK won the IPL titles in 2010, 2011 and 2018.
"This is the seat where a legend used to sit, Mahi bhai. No one sits here now. We all miss him a lot." - @yuzi_chahal on #Thala @msdhoni's corner seat.— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) January 28, 2020
The last bench 'Mahi'mai will be back super soon! #WhistlePodu #Yellove 🦁💛 pic.twitter.com/kYg0CCHQPw