“Dhoni isn’t the kind who would make a big announcement, he’s likely to slowly and silently bid farewell to the game,” Gavaskar was quoted as saying by Dainik Jagran, a Hindi-language daily in India.
Dhoni last featured for India in July 2019, scoring 50 in their semi-final defeat to New Zealand at the World Cup. His career has been in limbo since; the 38-year-old hasn’t played a single competitive game in the last eight months.
Will Dhoni play for India again?
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Ravi Shastri, the India coach, had recently admitted that Dhoni stood a chance of reclaiming his spot in the T20 set-up if he does well in the IPL. Reports also suggested Sunil Joshi, the newly appointed chief of selectors, was open to the possibility of Dhoni returning to international cricket, provided he had a fruitful season for CSK.
Gavaskar, however, feels that the team has already moved past the idea of bringing back Dhoni.
“Undoubtedly, I would want to see him in the team for the T20 World Cup, but I don’t see it happening. The team has moved on,” he added.