Dhoni left Test cricket in 2014. Ravi Shastri was asked in 2023 if, after so many years and given his excellent fitness and form, the former India Captain would come out of retirement to play in World Test Championship Final (WTC).
The India team, led by Rohit Sharma, will face the Australia team under Pat Cummins in a one-off WTC Final at The Oval from 7-11 June. The wicketkeeper is one of the biggest headaches the Indian team faces.
KS Bharat, who was the regular keeper Rishabh Pant before his accident last year, took over the gloves for the Border Gavaskar Trophy Series. He did a good job behind the stumps. And he’ll be the wicketkeeper of the crucial match. KL Rahul is also a popular choice for the WTC Final if it becomes necessary.
The Indian Premier League (IPL), which is currently underway, has attracted the attention of fans. However, the announcement of a squad by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for WTC Final sparked the discussion about a suitable wicketkeeper once again.
Ravi Shastri claims MS Dhoni does not follow statistics
Ravi Shastri, the former India head coach, was asked if MS Dhoni would ever consider resuming his wicketkeeping career after retiring. The former India head coach, Ravi Shastri, said that Dhoni doesn’t change their minds once they make up their mind.
“Nah. MS will make his decision once he has made up his mind. He doesn’t want to leave Test cricket where he could easily play for a whole year or a year and a quarter if he were statistically driven, like our country. If he had been, he would have liked the 100 Test match milestone, a big crowd, a nice ceremony, a nice presentation, walking around the crowd saying goodbye to everyone… Shastri stated that he was like “Hands up, new guy is here, let him be.”