MS Dhoni’s fans have had a tough 48 hours post his announcement that he will step down as the Indian skipper. Yet one cannot ignore a fact that this decision taken by MS Dhoni will be really helpful in the long run, especially because the World Cup is just 2 years to go.
Many of the fans expected him to lead the side till the 2019 ICC World Cup. But at this moment of time, even his presence in that world cup in doubtful. Whatever may be the reasons for his decisions, one has to respect it and appreciate the legend he is.
But something good to cherish for the Indian fans is that MS Dhoni will be leading the Indian side probably for one final time in the 1st Warm-up game against England. India A side led by Dhoni will also contain players like Shikhar Dhawan, Mandeep Singh, Ambati Rayudu and senior pro Ashish Nehra, who are keen to book themselves a spot in the ICC Champions Trophy.
Ind A team for 1st warm-up tie: Shikhar, Mandeep, Rayudu, Yuvraj, Dhoni (capt), Pandya, Samson, Kuldeep, Chahal, Nehra, Mohit Sharma, S Kaul
— BCCI (@BCCI) January 6, 2017
This warm-up game will hold monumental importance for the likes of Shikhar Dhawan, Mohit Sharma, Ambati Rayudu and Mandeep Singh, who have been very keen to get into the main setup.
Another great news for Indian cricket lovers is after a very long time, Yuvraj Singh has made a comeback to the Indian side following his exceptional performances in the domestic season. The dashing left-hander will definitely be in the eyes of many people and there will be a whole lot of pressure on him to perform well.
Fans are also excited to re witness the old Yuvraj-Dhoni combination, which spanked some great bowling line ups with ease under the leadership of Sourav Ganguly. Now, under Virat Kohli as well, Dhoni will have the freedom to think only about his batting and keeping.