Mahendra Singh Dhoni did not play a single match after World Cup semi-final
Sunil Gavaskar said – now it's time to think ahead of Dhoni
Dainik BhaskarSep 20, 2019, 12:19 PM IST Sports Desk. Former captain Sunil Gavaskar believes that Indian cricket should look ahead to Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Australia should invest in youth for next year's T20 World. Gavaskar named Rishabh Pant his first choice for the T20 World Cup. Pant's performance did not go well in the last four T20s. During this he scored just a half-century. Gavaskar has favored Pant at a time when many former cricketers including Indian team coach Ravi Shastri are worried and disappointed about his performance.
The former opener said, "Dhoni has contributed a lot in Indian cricket, but now it's time to think ahead of him." The time has come that Dhoni should leave with honor. "Dhoni has not played any matches since the semi-finals of the World Cup. He took a two-month break after that. Due to this, Dhoni was not selected for the West Indies and South Africa series.
'At least not in my team instead of Dhoni'
Gavaskar was asked whether Dhoni should be selected for the series against Bangladesh. To this he said, "No, we should think ahead of them. At least not in my team in place of Dhoni. If you ask about the T20 World Cup, I will think about Pant itself. "
'Samson a great batsman with a good wicketkeeper'
Gavaskar said that if Pant is not right, then Sanju Samson is the best option after him. He said, "If I have to make a choice, I will think of Samson. He is a good wicketkeeper as well as a great batsman. "
Kohli said- Dhoni has proved himself many times
Although Gavaskar did not give Dhoni a place in his team, but Indian captain Virat Kohli believes that he has no option. Kohli praised former captain Dhoni on Saturday. He said, "Whether you believe it or not, experience always matters. Many players have proved in the past that age is just a statistic. Even Dhoni has proved this many times in his career. "