Dhoni has retired from Test cricket and has not performed for India within the restricted overs format since final yr’s World Cup, the place India ended semifinalists.
His comeback and retirement has been a matter of intense hypothesis. His much-awaited comeback is predicted to be with Chennau Super Kings on the upcoming IPL, set to be held within the UAE from September 19.
“For me, MS Dhoni’s game never came down,” Nehra mentioned on Star Sports’ present ‘Cricket Connected’.
“He knows how to run the team, he knows how to push youngsters forward and all these things I don’t need to repeat again and again but I don’t think this IPL makes any difference in MS Dhoni’s stature or his aura as a player,” added the 41-year-old Nehra, who performed 17 Tests and 120 ODIs.
“I don’t think a tournament like the IPL should be MS Dhoni’s selection criteria, it’s probably just a talking point,”
Nehra mentioned Dhoni would stay the primary selection of any captain, if he’s obtainable.
“As far as MS Dhoni’s international career I don’t think this IPL has anything to do with it. If you’re a selector, you’re a captain, you’re a coach and MS Dhoni…if he is ready to play, he will be my number one name on the list,” he mentioned.
The former left-arm pacer mentioned gamers should behave responsibly through the IPL to keep away from protocol breaches like that by England’s Jofra Archer through the lately concluded England-West Indies sequence.
Archer had breached the bio-secure protocols and was dropped from the facet for the second Test.
Nehra mentioned such a breach throughout an eight-team IPL can be a much bigger downside to sort out.
“We have seen one incident of Jofra Archer on what occurred, so we hope that these sorts of the incidents do not occur. That was a bilateral sequence the place the groups are staying on the floor.
“Either you speak about Southampton or Old Trafford, there are resorts on the floor. But within the IPL that is not the case, so all of the gamers ought to assist BCCI ought to assist IPL in organising issues higher.
“It’s not going to be straightforward, it may be a hell of a job simply to organise the event (IPL) since you’re speaking about eight groups. Yes, the nice factor is that one will not be required to take flights and every thing can be by street, so every thing can be shut so everyone ought to actually assist the authorities.
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