The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is going to start a training camp with top cricketers from next month. It will last for six weeks. The biggest question that arises is whether former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni will join the camp or not. Because Dhoni has been dropped from the Central Contract List this year by the BCCI, but many players outside the list will also include in the camp. Cricket experts also divided on this question.
Former spinner Harbhajan Singh wants that young players like Surya Kumar Yadav and Yashasvi Jaiswal should get a chance in the camp. At the same time, former chief selector MSK Prasad believes that if there is a T20 World Cup, then Dhoni should join the field for that. But I can’t say anything about the tour to Australia.
MSK Prasad, Dhoni’s advantage for the youth, said, “I don’t know if the T20 World Cup is happening or not.” If this is happening, then the training camp will be for its preparation. In such a situation, Dhoni must be in the field. If this camp is for a bilateral series, then you also have players like Lokesh Rahul, Rishabh Pant, and Sanju Samson,” he said. Dhoni said that being in the camp will benefit young wicketkeepers.
Suryakumar Big Contender in T20: Harbhajan
Harbhajan said, “I want to see young players like Suryakumar Yadav in the camp. It should also have leg-spinners Ravi Bishnoi and Yashasvi Jaiswal, the under-19 team players. All youth should get a chance to talk to seniors. There is no more prominent contender in the T20 team than Suryakumar. ”
I would have been the selector if Dhoni would have selected in the team: Nehra
right there, fast bowler Ashish Nehra said, “If I had been the main selector, Dhoni would have been in my team. However, the question is whether Dhoni also wants to play or not. The biggest thing that matters is what Dhoni wants.” It was under Dhoni’s captaincy that India won the 2011 ODI World Cup. Then Nehra also played in the team.
Dhoni Cannot Be Ignored: Deep Dasgupta
Former Indian wicketkeeper Deep Dasgupta said, “The camp will last for several weeks. In such a situation, if Dhoni is involved, other young wicketkeepers will get to learn a lot from him. Even if they did not join the camp for any reason, I would not refuse their claim. If they score 500 runs in IPL batting at number 4, then you cannot ignore them.
Dhoni’s Inclusion In The Camp Will Be A Shocking Decision
A senior selection committee official said, “They (Dhoni) have not played for a year. Nobody knows anything about his fitness. He was also dropped from the central contract and not selected for the T20 series against the West Indies last year. In such a situation, if they called to camp, it will be a shocking decision. ”
Dhoni Scored 10773 Runs in 350 ODIs
Dhoni has been out of the Indian team for a year. He played the last match in the ODI World Cup semi-finals in July 2019. New Zealand defeated in this match. Dhoni has so far scored 4876 in 90 Tests, 10773 in 350 ODIs, and 1617 runs in 98 T20s. He has 4432 runs in 190 games of IPL.