The BCCI president-elect Sourav Ganguly has made it clear that he will speak to the selectors about MS Dhoni’s future and then give his opinion on the matter.
The 39-year-old Dhoni has been on a sabbatical since India’s exit from the 50-over World Cup and is unlikely to feature in upcoming three-match T20I series against Bangladesh, set to be announced on October 24.
While Dhoni has not opened up about his international retirement, the selectors have time and again made it clear that they intend to move forward, keeping next year’s T20 World Cup in mind.
“I will find out from the selectors when I meet them on October 24. We will find out what the selectors are thinking, and then I will put forth my opinion,” Ganguly told reporters at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.
Dada further added that he would try to find out what Dhoni wants before commenting on whether the 38-year-old should call it a day or not.
“We will have to see what Dhoni wants. I will also speak to him about what he wants to do and what he does not want to do.”
When asked if Ravi Shastri’s appointment will be subject to discussions since there were questions with regards to the validity of the Kapil Dev-led panel, Ganguly replied in negative.
“I don’t think so that it will jeopardize the selection of Ravi Shastri. I am not sure though. Even we had selected the coach when there was this conflict issue.”
The former India skipper also revealed that he has resigned from Delhi Capitals’ advisory post but will continue as the MCC Board Member.