Former Indian striker Virender Sehwag believes that voters should talk to MS Dhoni about his future as speculation about the retirement of Wicket Keeper’s bat is continuing.
Dhoni had unsubscribed from the India tour to the West Indies, and Rishabh Pant, who is considered his potential long-term replacement for the gloves, was inducted into the squad for all three formats.
“First of all, he is not fit, if he is fit and available, we will see,” said MSK Prasad, Chief Selector India, after selecting Dhoni. The former captain for his part has not made his intentions for the future public.
Sehwag, who was Dhoni’s deputy during India’s winning campaign at the 2011 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup, felt there should be clear communication between the voters and Dhoni about the future.
“[Retirement] is Dhoni’s personal phone call, if he thinks he’s fit, and how he can help in the past, then why not continue,” Sehwag told the Hindustan Times. “But if the selectors think that MSD can not contribute, they should tell him we’re giving you this last series, so that should be communicated.
“This communication should always be between the selectors and the player. [I] do not know if the selectors did that or not.
“We just read MSK [Prasad], who made a statement about selectors that tell MSD that he’s not their first choice, which means they first pick Pant and then, if they need to pick a second goalkeeper, they After a while, Dhoni should decide and talk to the voters and ask for a game for retirement, then he feels like it’s the right time to stop. “
Dhoni’s last appearance at the ODI was in the semi-finals of the Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 against New Zealand, where he scored 50 points before his run-out turned the game.
“New Zealand played better that day,” Sehwag said. “I think the management was responsible for sending down Dhoni, who would have played to the end and made others (Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant and Ravindra Jadeja) play him, if Dhoni had come earlier and Pandya Having beaten Pant and Jadeja later with the old ball would have easily chased them 8-9 and more, sending them early and facing them to the new ball and then hoping that they would accelerate was risky. “
Sehwag, one of the game’s most destructive opening players, continued his support for Rishabh Pant behind the stumps. “I think Rishabh Pant is the best [option]. He has proven himself in test cricket and can now prove himself again in ODIs and T20Is. He is the best man to replace MS Dhoni, “he said.