MS Dhoni last featured for the national team in the 2019 World Cup semi-final where India lost to New Zealand in a fierce encounter, where and Dhoni almost pulled off a win from the jaws of defeat. The veteran of 350 ODIs was expected to retire but reports suggest that he postponed his plans on the advice of Virat Kohli.
He made himself unavailable for the West Indies tour after he opted to join his army battalion and guard in the difficult and terrorist prone area of Awantipura in South Kashmir. He was expected to return for the South Africa T20 series but he again made himself unavailable for selection. Fans were expecting to see him return for the Bangladesh series but they again faced a setback after he opted out of selection. A report in Indian Express suggests that the veteran wicket keeper batsman is suffering from a back injury, which is the reason for his ouster from the national team.
He is now expected to return for the ODI series against West Indies, which starts in December.
Dhoni spotted playing billiards
From his time away from the cricket ground, Dhoni is making the most of it by playing billiards. He was spotted playing the cue sports alongside Baharagora MLA Kunal Sarangi at the Jharkhand State Cricket Association (JSCA). MS Dhoni also met the Basu Da, who is one of the most experienced pitch curators in the country and posed for pictures with him.
ख़राब मौसम के कारण कुछ कार्यक्रम रद्द और मिल हए फुर्सत के पल और वो भी मेरी सबसे मनपसंद जगह अपने #JSCA स्टेडियम में और एक तस्वीर हम सबके सुपर हीरो – #बासु दा के साथ जो JSCA मैदान के क्यूरेटर हैं और मेरे #बहरागोडाविधानसभा क्षेत्र के #बारसती गाँव के ही निवासी हैं।#Ranchi #Rains pic.twitter.com/6n9fGP2IVI
— Kunal Sarangi ?? (@KunalSarangi) September 26, 2019