MSK Prasad, India’s chairman of selectors, finally told about Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s place in the limited-overs side. Prasad, on Saturday (December 23) Dhoni will be the preferred wicketkeeper in the 2019 World Cup.
“We are grooming some wicketkeepers in the India A tours. We have fixed our minds till the World Cup and in the latter stages after that will try and bring in those young guys,” Prasad said, soon after announcing India’s ODI squad for the six-match series in South Africa. “Let me tell you frankly that those boys are still not up to the mark where we would have liked them to be. We will keep giving them chances in the India A tours and make sure they are nurtured properly,” he added.
“He hit a six in Delhi and it was shown five times in the post-match show. Everyone got really happy. And suddenly he doesn’t score in one game and we are after his life. I think people need to be a bit more patient. He’s a guy who understands various cricketers. He’s a very smart guy. He understands where he stands with his body, with his game. So I don’t think anyone else has the right to decide that for him,” Kohli had said.