Dhoni must have communicated future plans to Kohli: Ganguly

Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who has not played a single game for Team India since the semi-finals of the ICC World Cup this year, has already communicated his future plans to current Indian skipper Virat Kohli, according to BCCI President Sourav Ganguly.

He’s (MS Dhoni) had communication with the captain, I am sure he has had communication with the selectors, and I don’t think this is the platform to discuss about it,” Ganguly said in the latest episode of ‘Inspiration’ on India Today.

India’s World Cup hopes ended after the Dhoni was run-out in the semis clash against New Zealand, which left the nation in stunned silence. It was also going to be possibly the last time that the wicket-keeper would play for the Men in Blue. That is exactly what has panned out, as Dhoni has not played a single game since the event. He rested himself from the subsequent tour of West Indies in July to serve in the Indian Army, and since then has made himself unavailable.

In a recent event, when asked about his future plans, Dhoni had said that he should not be asked about his future till January 2020.

Ganguly believes that Dhoni is a class-apart, and finding someone to fill his shoes will be next to impossible. “You won’t get another MS Dhoni very, very soon, but what he does — whether he wants to play, whether he doesn’t want to play, is up to him.”

Dhoni’s skills have been on the wane since the last few years, and the same was displayed in the World Cup as well, where his inability to go after a tall total against England was heavily criticized. His big-hitting skills have declined as well, which is a major reason why the selectors had been ignoring him from the T20I team as well.