Sourav Ganguly said after an informal meeting with the officials of the Cricket Association of Bengal “We need to find out what Dhoni himself is thinking. I will talk to the selectors when we meet on October 24 and then we will have to see what can be done.”
Sourav Ganguly, the future chairman of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), hinted on Wednesday that there would be no hasty decision on Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s future with Team India.
Ganguly has said that he will talk to the selectors on October 24 regarding the future of former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni. The team will be selected for the T20 series between India and Bangladesh on October 24, two days after Ganguly officially became president. The selection was earlier to be held on October 21.
Dhoni has not played any international match since the defeat of Virat Kohli & Co. in the ICC ODI World Cup semi-finals in Manchester. This is the reason that there is speculation about the former captain’s retirement from international cricket.
Sourav said after an informal meeting with officials of the Cricket Association of Bengal, “We have to find out first what Dhoni himself is thinking. I will talk to the selectors about this when we meet on 24 October and then we will have to see what can be done. ”
The Indian team will play a three-match T20 series against Bangladesh at their home which will begin on November 3. After this, both teams will play a two-match Test series. Dhoni has not been with the team since the World Cup.
Ganguly told reporters at the Bengal Cricket Association (CAB) headquarters here, “When I meet the selectors on October 24, I will talk on what they are thinking. After that, I will put forth my views. “
Ganguly was asked if the cricketer could take such a long break, the former captain said, “When that happened I was not in the role. My first meeting with the selectors is to take place on 24. “On the question of retirement, Ganguly said that he wants to ask what Dhoni wants? Let’s see what Dhoni wants. ”Ganguly will meet captain Virat Kohli on October 24.