MS Dhoni’s ex-teammate Harbhajan Singh says he does not see him playing for India again.
Former captain Dhoni has not featured on the international stage since his country’s exit in the semi-final of the World Cup last year.
He has now been dropped from Board of Control for Cricket in India's list of centrally-contracted players.
Despite the contract situation, Dhoni is still in contention for a spot in India's squad for the T20 World Cup in Australia later this year. He will return to action with Chennai Super Kings in the IPL and an impressive campaign could change things.
Singh thinks Dhoni decision is already made
However, Dhoni’s former India and Chennai teammate, Harbhajan Singh, thinks his future with the national team is only heading one way.
“It is probably the end of the road for MS Dhoni. I heard the World Cup would be his last event for India – after that he won't play for India again,” he told India Today.
“He had made up his mind long back and that is why he has not made himself available.
“I have no doubt he will have a great IPL. As far as I know, he has made up his mind. If he has a good IPL, he will still make himself unavailable.
“I don't see him making a comeback. Knowing him, he has played his last game for India during the World Cup.”
Meanwhile, it has been reported that Dhoni was notified by the BCCI about his omittance from the central contracts before it was officially announced.
A BCCI official told PTI: “Let me clarify that one of the top-most BCCI office-bearers spoke to MS and told him about how they are going about in the central contracts. He was clearly told that since he hasn't played any game in the said period (September 2019 till date), he cannot be included for the time being.”