MS Dhoni 'doesn't want to' play for India again, says Harbhajan Singh


Asked about Dhoni's India future during an Instagram chat with opener Rohit Sharma, Harbhajan said, "When I was in Chennai Super Kings camp, people asked me about Dhoni".

Intrestingly, the 39-year-old raised the topic on the comeback of Dhoni.

India's limited overs vice-captain Rohit Sharma wants his team to win at least two out of the next three World Cups and says the management is making a conscious effort to give young players adequate chances to prove themselves. He decided that India's last match in the World Cup was his last.

World Cup-winning off-spinner Harbhajan Singh spoke about MS Dhoni's future and said that the wicketkeeper-batsman may have already played his last match for India in the 2019 World Cup.

In the recent past, India have tried many players in the middle-order but that department still looks unsettled, though Shreyas Iyer has emerged as a solid number four. Harbhajan said that a lot of people has been asking him as to what is happening with Dhoni.

When the same question was asked to Rohit Sharma by another fan, the Mumbaikar said that he doesn't have any idea MS Dhoni's global future. I said, "I don't know, it's up to him".

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"As far as I know him, he doesn't want to don the blue jersey again". But one needs to know his take on whether he wants to play for India anymore or not. "As far as I think, I do not think he wants to play for India". Rohit had hit a record five hundreds in the 2019 World Cup but India could not go beyond the semifinals.

"They play well in the IPL but I don't see them playing like that for the national team". He missed series against South Africa, Bangladesh and West Indies before he was also not named in the Indian squad for the series against Sri Lanka, Australia and New Zealand.

He was all set to make a return as a captain of the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), which was originally slated to take place from March 29 to May 24, but has now been postponed indefinitely by the BCCI in the wake of COVID-19.

Dhoni, who gave up Test cricket in 2014, started training for the Super Kings in March but has not commented on his worldwide future.

Harbhajan agreed with Sharma that India have the talent to win at least two of the next three World Cups (two T20 World Cups in 2020, 2021 and the 50-over World Cup in 2023) but wanted the players to carry their IPL success into global cricket and respond to pressure better.