Virender Sehwag thinks selectors should keep MS Dhoni in loop with their plans for him

Selectors haven't announced anything on the future of MS Dhoni.

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MS Dhoni has become an essential topic of discussion as soon as the World Cup 2019 came to an end. When the tournament commenced, it was said to be Dhoni's last appearance in blue.

However, the 38-year-old hasn't announced anything yet, neither the Indian selectors have taken any step. The former India cricketer Virender Sehwag isn't impressed with selectors not being clear about Dhoni's future. He wants selectors to take a call as soon as possible. 

"It should be left to Dhoni to decide when to hang his boots. The duty of the selectors is to reach out to Dhoni and inform him that he is no more being seen as India's wicket-keeper batsman going forward," Sehwag said.

He feels there might be communication between the player and the selectors on the matter. "I wish the selectors had asked me as well about my plans so I would also have been able to inform them," Sehwag said.

Ex-India selector Sandeep Patil, who joined the discussion, said that he was asked to talk to Sachin Tendulkar about his retirement plans.

"The responsibility to talk to Sachin (Tendulkar) about his future was given to me and Rajinder Singh Hans while the same responsibility was given to Vikram Rathore for Sehwag. We had asked him and he said he had spoken with Sehwag. But if Sehwag is saying that Vikram did not talk to him, I would like to take responsibility for the same," he said.

Sehwag, in his reply, said: "Vikram Rathore spoke to me after I was dropped. It would have made sense if he spoke to me before that. There's no point talking to a cricketer once he is dropped. If M.S.K. Prasad speaks to Dhoni after he is dropped, what would Dhoni say -- that he would play first-class cricket and the selectors should pick him if he scores runs. The point is that the selectors should reach out to cricketers before they are dropped."

(With Times Now Inputs)


By Sihyeu Singh - 19 Jul, 2019

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