Since India lost the semi-final of the 2019 world cup, Indian cricket fans haven’t seen Mahendra Singh Dhoni wearing the blue jersey. But the wait may finally get over next year as Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has asked the BCCI to allow seven Indian cricketers to be a part of Asia XI.
As per media reports, Bangladesh is set to host two T20 Internationals between Asia XI and World XI. These matches are scheduled on March 18 and 21.
Reports also add that apart from Dhoni, other top Indian cricketers which BCB is eyeing at are; Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah, Rohit Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Hardik Pandya, and Ravindra Jadeja.
“Yes, Bangladesh is scheduled to host two T20 Internationals between Asia XI and Rest of the World. We are in touch with BCCI and other cricket boards of the Asian region to allow their players to be part of these two games,” said BCB chief executive Nizamuddin Chowdhury in his statement.
Now the ball is in BCCI’s court; if the Indian board gives a go to BCB’s request and Dhoni also agrees to play then, it’d be great news for his fans all around the globe.
However, it won’t be the first time that Dhoni would be playing for Asia XI, he had been a part of this side in 2007 when an ODI series between Asia XI and Africa XI took place in India. In the 3rd ODI back then, he smashed a terrific 139* off 97 balls with 15 fours and 5 sixes.