Will Dhoni play in the T20 World Cup? Ganguly has no answers
Dada has his say on Dhoni's retirement plans
The questions on former Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni's future and his break from international cricket continued to dominate press conferences this week despite assurances from 'close sources' that the Jharkhand-born cricketer will only take a decision post 2020 IPL season.
Recently, BCCI President Sourav Ganguly was asked the question BCCI President was asked if the iconic wicket-keeper batsman would be part of next year's T20 World Cup in Australia, but the only reply the reporters got was "Please ask Dhoni". Ganguly was addressing a press conference after the Board's 88th Annual General Meeting (AGM).
Dhoni has been on a sabbatical since India's semifinal exit from the ODI World Cup in England in July. He wasn't part of the tour of the West Indies and the home series against South Africa and Bangladesh.
Dhoni himself had said that till January he won't answer questions on his break. The 38-year-old, who captains Chennai Super Kings in the IPL, will miss the limited-overs home assignment against the West Indies, starting December 6, and comprising three T20 Internationals and an equal number of one-dayers.
National selection committee chairman MSK Prasad has already made it clear that the panel has "moved on" and Dhoni is aware of its intent to blood youngsters such as Rishabh Pant keeping in mind the T20 World Cup in Australia.
One of the biggest names in Indian cricket, Dhoni led India to two world titles -- the 2007 World T20 in South Africa and the 2011 ODI World Cup at home.