Venkatesh Prasad, the former Indian cricketer thinks that it is going to tough for MS Dhoni to make a comeback in the Indian cricket squad.
MS Dhoni was absent from the international cricketing events for almost a year. After semifinals of ICC World Cup 2019 against New Zealand, Dhoni has not been spotted in the grounds. However, he was seen doing net practice sessions for the upcoming Indian cash-rich league, the Indian Premier League (IPL), that has got suspended indefinitely.
The retirement of MS Dhoni is being the fuming topic for the cricketing media for the last few months. It seems like his own nation has stood against him and wants him to retire. MS Dhoni has served India Cricket for so long and he, no doubt, deserves a farewell with dignity. A few are of the thoughts that if he has not taken part in international cricket since ICC World Cup 2019 and has been on the gap for this much longer, he shall think about retirement, however, a few think that it is totally up to Dhoni whether to come back or not.
Venkatesh Prasad reveals that it will be tough for the veteran with every passing year to mark a comeback again.
Venkatesh Prasad: Not easy for MS Dhoni to make a comeback
“It’s very tough for him to really break into the team. It’s tough for him now again to make a comeback because he’s not played cricket for almost a year. It’s not going to be easy for him. There is no doubt he is very fit but then your reflexes tend to come down as you grow old. He is nearing 40.
“So, it’s not going to be easy for him. I would also leave it to the team management. If he shows good fitness and also if team management comes up with some strategy,” he was quoted as saying by Times of India.
He said that if Dhoni plays, I will want him to bat in the top order instead of playing as a finisher.
“Instead of treating Dhoni as a finisher, I will play him up the order. I would probably ask him to bat at number 3 or 4. Or, if I have only 10 overs left, I will tell Dhoni to go and just play his game the way he plays as a finisher.
“Let’s not forget, Dhoni has the experience and the inputs that he would give, that’s extremely valuable,” the former India bowling coach added.