Former India skipper MS Dhoni’s childhood coach Keshav Banerjee believes his ward has the capability to play the ICC T20 World Cup in Australia even if ICC postpones it. Meanwhile, speculations are going around that global body might defer the upcoming T20 blitz to 2022.
The ICC officials will meet on May 28 via a video call to decide on the future of the T20 World Cup. However, as per reports, Cricket Australia has already written a letter to the global body stating that they won’t be able to host the tournament this year in the wake of COVID-19.
MS Dhoni will play the World Cup: Keshav Banerjee
If the T20 World Cup gets postponed, MS Dhoni’s career looks all but over. But his childhood coach Keshav Banerjee doesn’t feel so. Banerjee admitted that his ward is still fit enough to play international cricket and will prove himself in the IPL.
“You will get to see in the IPL how fit Dhoni still is. He can play the T20 World Cup even if it is postponed. Even if it happens next year,” Banerjee said to Latestly on May 28.
Meanwhile, the retirement of MS Dhoni has been a trending topic ever since he hung his boots from Test cricket in 2014. On Wednesday, May 27, hashtags by #DhoniRetires started to trend on social media. Keshav Banerjee said MS Dhoni will host a proper press conference to bid farewell to his favourite sport.
“Dhoni is not the kind of person who will call up people and tell them ‘I am retiring’. He knows how to do it. When he will feel it is time, he will inform BCCI and call a proper press conference and do all the things that need to be done. Like he did when he called time on his Test career,” Banerjee added.
Meanwhile, MS Dhoni has been out of action since India’s ouster from the ICC T20 World Cup losing to New Zealand. He was mulling a return during the IPL but with the tournament postponed the fans will now have to wait longer.