The former left-arm Indian pacer Ashish Nehra believes that the upcoming season of Indian Premier League will be very important for the Chennai Super Kings skipper and the former Indian captain, MS Dhoni.
But, Nehra also thinks that IPL 2020 will be not a selection criteria for Dhoni for the International cricket.
Nehra said,”For me, MS Dhoni’s game never came down, He knows how to run the team, he knows how to push youngsters forward and all these things I don’t need to repeat again and again but I don’t think this IPL makes any difference in MS Dhoni’s stature or his aura as a player.”
I don’t think a tournament like the IPL should be MS Dhoni’s selection criteria, it’s probably just a talking point, As far as MS Dhoni’s international career I don’t think this IPL has anything to do with it. If you’re a selector, you’re a captain, you’re a coach and MS Dhoni…if he is ready to play, he will be my number one name on the list,” Nehra added.
MS Dhoni retired from the Test cricket during the Australian Series and also out of the limited cricket format after the heartbreaking defeat of Indian Team during the Cricket World Cup 2019 semifinals.