After a long time, M S Dhoni was seen with his cricket kit in his hometown Ranchi. Ever since the semi-final loss to Newzealand, for the first time, Dhoni was seen practicing in nets in the Jharkhand cricket association stadium in Ranchi. He was carrying his kit bag himself. He has been away from cricket for some time.
Immediately after the World Cup, he joined training in the territorial army. Ever since then there has been speculation on his retirement since his name has not figured against the series played against west indies, Australia and Bangladesh. Does this video of net practice suggest that M S dhoni is trying to stage a comeback for the T20 World Cup? Before the T20, he is most likely to participate in the IPL for his franchisee, Chennai super kings in the 2020 edition. Chief of selectors M S K Prasad has said that they have moved beyond Dhoni, and wicketkeepers like Rishabh Pant , Wriddhiman Saha and Sanju Samson are into the scheme of things. While Sourav Ganguly, Virat Kohli, and Ravi Shastri have always backed Dhoni.
Dhoni came to the Ranchi stadium to inaugurate the 11 new net wickets. Dhoni also participated in the puja with Vedic mantras and also broke a coconut along with former BCCI secretary Amitabh Chowdhary. On the advice of Dhoni, the new net wickets have been prepared in Ranchi stadium, for which the black soil has been brought from bolangir in Odisha and mokama in Bihar and Red soil from Bundu Tamar area from Jharkhand. Dhoni who has the experience of playing on all sorts of pitches across different parts of the world, advised for the use of these types of soil for preparing these wickets so that cricketers could have better training facilities on sporting wickets rather than flat pitches.