Published 12:05 IST, April 18th 2024

'It will be hard to convince MS Dhoni to return for T20 WC but...' Rohit Sharma's big MSD comment

Rohit Sharma makes significant remarks about MS Dhoni's possible role in the T20 World Cup, hinting at him being in the USA.

Reported by: Aryan Suraj Chadha
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MI vs CSK: MS Dhoni with Rohit Sharma | Image: AP

Even though MS Dhoni announced his retirement from international cricket, his spectacular IPL 2024 performances have left fans wanting more. Despite his fleeting appearances, fans are inspired with hope and may even wish for a miraculous comeback to the Indian team. The rumours get more intense as the 2024 T20 World Cup approaches, which is set for June in the USA and the West Indies. However, the Indian Cricket Team captain Rohit Sharma has made a huge statement about the possibility of bringing the former Indian cricket team captain in an Indian jersey for one last time.

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What did Rohit Sharma comment on MS Dhoni’s possibilities for the T20 World Cup?

Indian captain Rohit Sharma made a suggestion about it when he stated that he wanted to convince Dhoni to change his mind about retiring for the important match. Sharma is aware of the difficulty in persuading the renowned cricket player, though. Sharma talked about the nuances of T20 World Cup team selection during an interview with cricket greats Adam Gilchrist and Michael Vaughan on the Club Prairie Fire podcast. Although Sharma acknowledged that it would be tough to persuade Dhoni to travel with the team to the West Indies, he made a hopeful suggestion that Dhoni would be interested in playing in the USA event.  When Gilchrist brought up the idea of taking into account stalwarts like MSD and Dinesh Karthik for the T20 World Cup, Sharma continued to share his opinions. Rohit Sharma said:

“It’ll be hard to convince MSD for sure to come to West Indies, I guess. Uh, he’s sick and tired. He’s coming to US, though, to do something else. He’s into golf now, so he’s coming to play golf, I guess,"

Dhoni's impressive performance was lauded by Rohit Sharma, who pointed out his explosive 20 runs off of just 4 balls against the Mumbai Indians on Sunday. Sharma underlined that Dhoni's effort was vital to CSK's triumph over MI, which resulted in a team victory by 20 runs. He added:


“He [Dhoni] came to play four balls, made a huge impact, got those 20-22 runs and that was eventually the difference in the end,"

11:52 IST, April 18th 2024