Indian team's head coach Ravi Shastri revealed that India's two-time world champion captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni may soon retire from ODI international cricket. Shastri told Media, “I had a conversation with Dhoni and it is our mutual talk.” He said goodbye to Test cricket and he may retire from ODIs soon. There is every possibility that he will say goodbye to ODI cricket. “He said,” People should respect that he has been playing in all formats of the game for a long time. At the age of now, he may want to play only in T20 format which means he will start playing again. He will play in the IPL and see how his body reacts.
The coach reiterated that if the 38-year-old Dhoni performs well in the Indian Premier League, he could be a contender for the T20 World Cup. But only if he performs well in the IPL. One thing I know about Dhoni is that he never imposes himself on the team said Shastri. Dhoni played the last match for India in the World Cup semi-final against New Zealand. Shastri said that form and experience will be given due consideration while selecting the team for the T20 World Cup.
While picking the team form and experience will be taken into consideration said Shastri. Dhoni will have to bat at number six. If Dhoni plays well in the IPL, he will include himself in the contenders.