MS Dhoni deserves a proper send-off whenever he decides to retire: Anil Kumble tells selectors

Anil Kumble feels that the selectors need to sit down with MS Dhoni and decide his course of action since the T20 World Cup is less than a year away
MS Dhoni deserves a proper send-off whenever he decides to retire: Anil Kumble tells selectorsMS Dhoni deserves a proper send-off whenever he decides to retire: Anil Kumble tells selectors
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MS Dhoni has led India to various ICC trophies including the ICC T20 World Cup in 2007, ICC 50 over World Cup in 2011 and the ICC Champions Trophy in 2013. He has also led his IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings to three IPL trophies. However, the 38 year old doesn't seem to be a sure-shot selection for the upcoming T20 World Cup 2020, to be held in Australia. Currently, he is on a two-month sabbatical after the ICC World Cup 2019. In his absence, Rishabh Pant has taken the role of donning the big gloves.

Former India skipper and coach Anil Kumble feels that Mahendra Singh Dhoni deserves a proper send-off from international cricket.

He said, "MS Dhoni certainly deserves a proper send-off, whenever he decides to move on from the sport. But for the team's sake, the selectors need to sit down and have a discussion around what the plans are because it's important that things be communicated."

"I think the selectors will have to take a call as to which is the likely team that you'd want in the World Cup because the World Cup is just a year away."

On India's loss in the semifinals of the ICC World Cup 2019 against New Zealand, Kumble said, "You'd want a consistent team to be playing right throughout and that's exactly what didn’t happen in the 50-over competition."

"There were a lot of changes leading up to the World Cup. We were still not sure about who that number 4 would be, the whole World Cup we kept on discussing who should bat at number 4, and that's not what you want leading up to the 20 over World Cup. You'd want all those roles and responsibilities to be fixed and make sure that you have back-ups for certain positions, just in case somebody gets injured or if somebody's out of form."

Team India will next host South Africa for 3 T20Is and 3 Tests from September 15th. 

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