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Watch: MS Dhoni returns to nets after extended break from cricket

MS Dhoni, who has not played a competitive game since the World Cup semifinal against New Zealand in July, had a net session at the JSCA Stadium in Ranchi on Thursday. However, he remains unavailable for the three T20s and three ODIs against the West Indies in December.

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: November 15, 2019 7:41:29 pm
MS Dhoni last played competitive cricket in the 2019 World Cup (File Photo)

Mahendra Singh Dhoni hit the nets in his hometown Ranchi after an extended break from competitive cricket. He has not been seen in action since the World Cup semifinal against New Zealand in July.

Dhoni had a net session at the JSCA Stadium in Ranchi on Thursday, raising hopes of a comeback. However, he will not return to the India jersey in the West Indies series, which will be played in December.

“He is not available for the West Indies series,” a BCCI official told PTI on Friday.

Ever since that World Cup semifinal loss to New Zealand, Dhoni’s future has been a subject of intense speculation but the player himself has not spoken a word on it.

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The Indian team, as mentioned by chief selector MSK Prasad, seems to have moved on with Rishabh Pant becoming the number one choice in the shorter formats.

Dhoni was recently seen during the third Test of the three-match series against South Africa at JSCA International Stadium, Complex at Ranchi. The photos of his interaction with debutant off-spinner Shahbaz Nadeem made rounds on the internet.

MS Dhoni is not a part of the ongoing Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. The World Cup-winning skipper also made himself unavailable for selection amidst rumours of his retirement.

(With PTI inputs)

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