Ever since India's semi-final World Cup loss to New Zealand in 2019, former skipper MS Dhoni has not played a game for the country. The keeper-batsman was supposed to make a comeback to competitive cricket with the IPL and was also seen training for the CSK, but that couldn't be due to the coronavirus outbreak.
With still no clarity as to whether the IPL will take place or not, former India keeper Ajay Ratra feels that it will difficult for Dhoni to make a comeback to the team.
With still no decision yet made on whether the tournament will be played this year or not, former India wicketkeeper Ajay Ratra says that it would be difficult for Dhoni to make a return in international cricket.
Speaking to My Khel, Ratra said that playing in the IPL would have given the selectors a fair idea about Dhoni's form.
“You see, Dhoni is a very unpredictable player but yes there has been a long time since he played competitive cricket. IPL 2020 seemed quite decisive for his international career. The team management would have closely monitored his performance and also how other wicketkeepers would’ve done during the IPL,” Ratra said.
“Unfortunately, IPL getting postponed indefinitely makes it (Dhoni’s comeback) difficult but you never know with Dhoni,” he further added.
Current India players in recent times have talked about how they have no idea about Dhoni's plans. In an online chat Suresh Raina had said, "I saw him and he was batting so well, he is fit. Only he knows what he is planning but as far as his skills go he was good. Now that the lockdown is here, I don't really know what his plans are. He has a lot of cricket in him and he was batting so well there."