Former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has appeared in front of the world for the first time after the semi-final defeat in the World Cup 2019. Dhoni has kept himself out of the national duties ever since he made himself unavailable for the series against West Indies. He further didn’t play in the T20 series against South Africa and will also not play against Bangladesh.
In an event on Wednesday, Dhoni said that he knows how to control his emotions better than others. He added that he felt emotional after heartbreaking loss in the world cup semi-finals.
“I also feel the irritation if things do not go our way. But its all about how do you channelize that. It is about whether the frustration was leading to something wrong for the team. I feel equally emotional I feel angry at times I feel disappointed but what is important is none of these are constructive. What needs to be done at the moment is more important than any of these emotions. I am just like everyone else but I just control my emotions slightly better than some of the other individuals,” he said.
With Rishabh Pant not scoring on a consistent basis, fans are missing the services of the former India captain but making himself unavailable for limited overs series is no less than a big setback for the fans. He is now expected to return for the ODI series against West Indies but time will only tell what’s next for the veteran of 350 ODIs. Considering that he is unlikely for 2023 World Cup, it will be worth watching if selectors will still pick him in the squad over Rishabh Pant or see him in 2020 T20 World Cup squad.
India will next play the limited overs series against Bangladesh which will start in the first week of November.