The BCCI president-elect Sourav Ganguly spoke about cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni's future and said that he would like to know the national selection committee's plans about the same. Ganguly further said that he would also like to speak to Dhoni and know what he wants.
MS Dhoni is reportedly on a break from cricketing action following India's defeat at the World Cup, earlier in July. While speculations around 'Captain Cool's' retirement have been doing rounds on social media, the World Cup-winning captain has not revealed his plans for the future, while extending his break from the sport. Dhoni has been on a sabbatical post India's World Cup exit and is unlikely to feature in three-match T20 series against Bangladesh.
As per reports, Ganguly said that he would speak to the selectors and have a discussion on this matter.
"I will find out from the selectors when I meet them on October 24. We will find out what the selectors are thinking and then I will put forth my opinion. We will have to see what Dhoni wants. I will also speak to him about what he wants to do and what he does not want to do. Since I was not in the picture, it may be a case that it's not clear with me as of now. Now I will be in a position to find out and then will decide on the way forward."
Ganguly made it clear that he will speak to the selectors and captain once he takes charge.
Sourav Ganguly made some big statements while addressing the media on Monday. When asked about the speculations of who had a role in making him the frontrunner, Dada said that he had never expressed his aspirations. "I had never expressed my aspirations for this position. There were senior people in the team. I have never spoken to anyone, I had never expressed that I was keen", said Ganguly. The ex-captain also added that 90% of the representatives in the BCCI at the moment are new. "Till 10:30 in the night, I was not aware till I was told that I need to be the president and take this association forward along with Jay (Shah), Arun, the vice-president, the apex council members, and the joint secretary."
(With Inputs from PTI)