Reports claim that Indian cricket team management had requested Dhoni not to retire till Rishabh Pant is fully groomed. The management wants him to stay as a mentor and back up and help in the grooming of Rishabh Pant.
While the rumours of Dhoni’s retirement speculation was making the headline, the Indian team management does not want him to retire anytime soon.
It is being said that team India does not have a good alternative in place of Dhoni and the entire management also wants to rope him as a mentor for the grooming process of Rishabh Pant.
After picking the squad for West Indies tour the chief selector, MSK Prasad said that Rishabh Pant is being groomed eyeing for 2020 World T20.
He also said that he would clear the air over the position of Dhoni in team India but what he did not reveal was that they had requested Dhoni to stay as a mentor and a back up in the team.
According to a few sources, the team management doesn’t want Dhoni to retire anytime soon as that can create a disbalance in the team if Pant suffers any injury in the next showpiece event.
They don’t have a dependable back up in place of Dhoni, and therefore they want him to be in the team. All the names which are there in the list do not match even half as good as the capabilities of Dhoni, and therefore Dhoni’s presence is needed in the team.
Dhoni has currently taken rest for the West Indies tour due to his prior commitment to serve the paramilitary regiment.
It would be really exciting to see what’s the take of Dhoni on the whole matter when he joins back the team. Dhoni is expected to be back in the team after Windies tour.