As the Indian cricket team continues to scale new heights under the captaincy of Virat Kohli, one of the biggest topics of discussion among Indian cricket fans has been the future of former Indian captain MS Dhoni. The Ranchi star, who played his last international match against New Zealand in ICC World Cup semi-final, is yet to give an official confirmation. Away from all the speculations, Dhoni is currently enjoying a vacation in the Maldives.
Dhoni, who is known for his love for other sports as well, was spotted playing volleyball with his group of friends in the Maldives. The video went viral on social media as fans were delighted to see their star cricketer’s new video.
Dhoni was recently dropped from the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) central contracts list after being out of action since July. While many assumed that it might be the end of the road for Dhoni, the logical point was that Dhoni wasn’t eligible for the contract after missing plenty of cricketing action.
After the end of World Cup 2019, the then BCCI chief selector MSK Prasad opined that the management had decided to look beyond him and was considering Rishabh Pant as his replacement across formats. However, Pant – who was hailed for his attacking batting style – failed to grab the opportunities and has been snubbed by the selectors in the last few weeks.
While KL Rahul has emerged as India’s full-time glovesman in white-ball cricket, the management also gave Sanju Samson an opportunity to prove his mettle in the inconsequential last two T20Is against New Zealand. Samson, who has the backing of several former Indian cricketers, also failed to make an impact and managed to score just 10 runs in two matches.
On the other hand, Rahul – who has been one of the most consistent performers in limited-overs cricket for the Men in Blue lately, has also impressed in his new role as a wicket-keeper. Rahul also led Team India in the fifth T20I – where stand-in captain Rohit Sharma was off the field after suffering an injury on his left calf.