Nobody sits on the seat that Mahendra Singh Dhoni made his personal within the group bus, revealed India leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal, saying that the talismanic former skipper is missed by the facet.
In a video shot contained in the group bus whereas it was on its strategy to Hamilton for the third T20 Worldwide in opposition to New Zealand, Chahal is seen speaking to a number of members of the squad together with Jasprit Bumrah, Rishabh Pant and KL Rahul.
In direction of the top of the video, he moved to the rear of the bus and pointed to an empty seat which, he mentioned, was the previous captain’s most well-liked spot earlier than he went on a sabbatical final yr.
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“Yeh woh seat hai jahan ek legend baithate the. Mahi bhai. Abhi bhi yaha koi nahi baithata. Hum unhe bohot miss karte hai (That is the seat that was once occupied a legend. MS Dhoni. Nobody sits right here now. We miss him quite a bit),” Chahal mentioned within the video posted on ‘bcci.television’.
The-38-year-old Dhoni has not performed a aggressive recreation for the reason that World Cup semifinal loss to New Zealand on July 9. Earlier this month, Dhoni was dropped from the BCCI’s checklist of centrally contracted gamers, elevating contemporary doubts on his future.
Nevertheless, on the identical day Dhoni returned to coaching, batting fluently within the Jharkhand group nets.
Head coach Ravi Shastri has hinted that the celebrated wicketkeeper-batsman would possibly retire from ODIs quickly however will probably be in rivalry for a T20 World Cup berth supplied he does properly for Chennai Tremendous Kings within the IPL.
The Indian group lead the five-match T20 sequence in opposition to New Zealand 2-0.
Virat Kohli’s males will tackle the hosts within the third T20 right here on Wednesday.