Early in January, Mahendra Singh Dhoni was not included in the annual central contact list of BCCI. Since then speculations are ripe that Dhoni might no more walk down the dressing room wearing the Blue Indian jersey. Former Indian cricketer, Harbhajan Singh said that it was probably the end of road for MS Dhoni after he was dropped from BCCI contract list.
MS Dhoni has been the most successful India captain in all three formats of cricket. He has been known for his potential to make remarkable comeback. Dhoni played his last ODI match for India in World Cup semi-finals against New Zealand, in 2019. He scored 50 runs off 72 balls. However, India lost the match by 18 runs. Since then MS Dhoni has stepped away from the game. It is yet to be known whether he will make a comeback into cricket again or not.
In recent days, Venkatesh Prasad has been vocal about his opinion regarding the former Indian Cricket team captain’s potential return. In an exclusive interview with The Times of India, he was reported saying that it would be very tough for the cricketer to make a comeback into the game. He believed so in light of Dhoni’s one-year absence from Cricket. Venkatesh Prasad is also reported to have said about Dhoni’s invaluable experience and guidance, which could be highly beneficial for the team.
Dhoni, who has played a total of 350 ODI’s, 90 Test matches, and 98 T20 international matches for India however this year he was not included in the BCCI's centrally contracted players list, reason being his six-month absence from the game.
MS Dhoni has left quite a big mark in Cricket and is loved worldwide. Fans go above and beyond to cheer on the famous wicket-keeper in the Indian blue jersey. Dhoni is the only player to win the ICC Player of the Year award twice. Under his Captainship India has won all three ICC tournaments – Mens 50 overs World Cup, T20 World and Champions Trophy. Dhoni was supposed to make a comeback on cricket field in this year IPL for Chennai Super Kings. His comeback to Indian cricket team was dependent on his performance in the tournament. However, the COVID-19 issue has led to postponing of tournament indefinitely sealing the fate of former Mahi’s comeback.