The suspense regarding MS Dhoni’s international future had increased significantly since the 2019 World Cup when he last played for the side against New Zealand in the semi-finals of the mega event.
After that game, fans haven’t yet seen Dhoni donning the prestigious Indian jersey. MSD has remained unavailable for all of India’s home and away series since then, and was set to make a comeback in IPL 2020.
The 13th season of IPL was a perfect stage for Dhoni to impress the selectors to make a comeback in the squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup scheduled to take place in Australia later this year.
However, due to the deadly outbreak of coronavirus, the BCCI was forced to suspend the tournament until April 15. Many reports also suggest that the IPL could be delayed to next year.
Now, former India captain Sunil Gavaskar has dropped his thoughts and brushed off the possibility of Dhoni’s return. Gavaskar expressed that it is ‘unlikely’ that Dhoni will be going to Australia for the World Cup.
“I would definitely like to see Dhoni in India’s World Cup squad, but it’s highly unlikely that it is going to happen,” Gavaskar told Dainik Jagran.