With India’s devastating defeat, one more dream seem shattered. The dream of seeing former Indian captain to continue his journey with the Indian team. Ever since India’s defeat to New Zealand in the semi-finals of the prestigious tournament, we have not seen the wicket-keeper batsman on the field.
Dhoni’s childhood coach Keshav Banerjee spoke on Dhoni’s return to the field but believes that the much loved cricketer needs rest. Dhoni had announced his sabbatical after India’s exit from the World Cup. The cricketer had expressed his desire to serve the Indian army while the team headed to West Indies for a month long tour. It’s been over three months since his break. Till now the Indian team has completed their West Indies tour and are almost near to the end of their tour against South Africa.
It’s time that fans and professtionals from cricketing world get curious on Dhoni’s retirement plans. But Keshav Banerjee feels that Dhoni’s should be given more rest.
“As Dhoni has been playing relentlessly since 2004. So he deserves this break. Let him spend some time with his family,” Banerjee was quoted while speaking to Times of India. He added that Dhoni may have plans to join the team in next year’s T20 World Cup which is to be held in Australia and after that he may part ways with the team.
Banerjee believes and has also advised the team management to give opportunity to young cricketers in order to help them groom. “More important than Dhoni’s return is providing the young ones who have impressed in domestic cricket a chance to play for India.” Banerjee added.
In Dhoni’s absence, Rishabh Pant had been given opportunity to groom as a wicket-keeper but he failed to impress with both, his bat and the wicket-keeping. However, in Test series against South Africa, Wriddhiman Saha is playing the role of wicket-keeper.