Watch: MS Dhoni Scores Century in Practice Match
- Updated: March 13, 2020
MS Dhoni who is out of the national team since India’s loss to New Zealand in the 2019 World Cup semi-final has started practicing ahead of IPL 2020 with Chennai Super Kings. The former Indian skipper has announced his arrival into form by smashing a brilliant century in a practice match at the Chepauk.
The practice game was not televised, but there are reports that MS Dhoni scored a 91 ball-123. The fans at the stadium were glad to seen the return of their favorite “Mahi” who will grab a lot of eyeballs in the upcoming edition of the IPL.
A video of Dhoni and Suresh Raina playing together has gone viral on Youtube. Dhoni is seen batting with Raina against the likes of Piyush Chawla and Karn Sharma.
Since playing his last game for India in national colors in July last year, he served the parachute regiment of the Indian Army in the Kashmir valley. He missed all the matches that India played since the 2019 World Cup. He was again in news in January 2020 when his name was missing from the list of BCCI’s centrally contracted players.
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MS Dhoni’s Future
The future of MS Dhoni has been a subject of constant debate ever since he took hiatus from international cricket. Many cricket experts have kept several opinions on the former India skipper. However, BCCI Chief Sourav Ganguly has said that the question on Dhoni’s retirement is solely his decision and no one has the right to intervene in the process. He has also not counted out the possible return of MS Dhoni in the national team with the World T20 coming up in Australia later this year.
IPL 2020 thus becomes an important tournament for the former Indian skipper to put forward a case of his comeback. He also has an elusive feat to look forward to. Dhoni is eyeing his fourth IPL title with CSK and looking to join Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma, who also has four IPL titles to his name as skipper of MI.
The IPL 2020 kicks off on March 29 with CSK playing MI at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai. The threat of coronavirus is looming large over the tournament. However, BCCI President Sourav Ganguly has promised to take necessary preventive measures to ensure a smooth conduct of the tournament.