A lot of speculations and a lot of questions still remains unanswered on former India skipper MS Dhoni. After a gap of more than one year, he will return to the field where he belongs during IPL 2020. But former India all-rounder Roger Binny feels Dhoni has come past his best and also has a lost a bit of fitness.
Meanwhile, the legendary cricketer has been out of action since India’s semifinal game in the World Cup. He chose to take a sabbatical and since then, he has not appeared for the Men in Blues. Subsequently, BCCI also left Dhoni out of their central contracts for the first time in over a decade.
Dhoni has lost a bit of his fitness – Roger Binny
Although MS Dhoni returned to training in March to gear up for IPL 2020. But with the spiking cases of COVID-19, the government had to announce a complete lockdown. Subsequently, BCCI also had to postpone the IPL and the 39-year–old cricketer went back to his home town in Ranchi.
While his teammates said Dhoni didn’t look rusty in the Chennai training camps, Roger Binny opines that the former has lost a bit of fitness. A handful of India stars including Suresh Raina, Piyush Chawla, Murali Vijay had joined Dhoni during the training in Chennai.
“Seeing him the last couple of seasons, he (MS Dhoni) is past the best cricket of his and what he’s capable of doing – turning around matches from losing positions, with sheer intelligence and power. And the way he motivated his players too,” Binny told SportsKeeda in an interview.
“He’s lost a bit of fitness and there are younger players coming through the system. He’s past his best really, and he would be the right judge for that,” he added.
Now, with ICC T20 World Cup postponed, big questions loom over MS Dhoni’s international career. However, he is likely to take a call after the IPL which will take place in the UAE from September 19.