Doors undoubtedly shut for Dhoni if he does not do nicely in IPL: Jones

New Delhi, July 24

Former Australian batsman and commentator Dean Jones feels that MS Dhoni’s efficiency within the Indian Premier League will nonetheless be important as to whether he’s taken again into the Indian crew or not. But the pundit went on so as to add that this enforced break because of COVID-19 could be helpful for the previous skipper.

“At the moment it looks like the Indian selectors are going with Rishabh Pant and KL Rahul. If Dhoni has a wonderful IPL then he’s away, but if he doesn’t do well in the next IPL then perhaps his door is definitely shut. But, he’s left the door open. This break might be fantastic for him. He has had a really good break and if he wants to come back out of this — trust me as you get older it gets more difficult to come back from a break,” Jones advised TOI.

Dhoni final performed aggressive cricket throughout India’s semi-final defeat to New Zealand on the 2019 World Cup. Since then, Rishabh Pant and KL Rahul have taken his place behind the stumps for India in limited-overs cricket and Indian head coach Ravi Shastri had mentioned that Dhoni’s possibilities to make it to the squad that goes to the T20 World Cup later within the yr relies upon upon his efficiency within the IPL.

The IPL was nevertheless, ultimately postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic, as was the T20 World Cup lately. Jones feels that India nonetheless lacks a constant completed, a task that Dhoni made his personal and excelled at for a few years.

“He (MS Dhoni) is an absolute superstar. He is a ‘great’. So, I have always felt, with the greats, to tend to let them do what they want to do, but at the moment they are leaning towards K.L. Rahul and Rishabh Pant. But, India’ biggest problem is still a finisher. Who is your finisher? Hardik-Pandya — yes. Just comes down to your balance — who’s hot and who’s not,” mentioned Jones.


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