‘We’re shifting on’ – MSK Prasad names India’s first alternative and backup keepers going forward

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The 38-year-old Dhoni is on the ledge of his profession, with diminishing returns as a batsman though nonetheless being the very best wicketkeeper within the nation.

MSK Prasad
MSK Prasad. (Photograph Supply: Twitter)

MS Dhoni’s future has been one of many speaking factors since Sourav Ganguly has taken the reign as BCCI’s President. The 38-year-old Dhoni is on the ledge of his profession, with diminishing returns as a batsman though nonetheless being the very best wicketkeeper within the nation. Nevertheless, following a protracted hiatus, with India taking part in Take a look at cricket, talks of Dhoni’s retirement has been imminent.

Ganguly introduced that he would discuss with Virat Kohli and the administration earlier than taking any choice regarding the former Indian skipper. India’s chief selector MSK Prasad has come out and declared that the teenager Rishabh Pant could be the primary alternative keeper for the long run, with Sanju Samson being thought-about in its place choice.

Pant is the long run: MSK Prasad

“We’re shifting on, we’re very clear. Put up World Cup we have now been clear. We began backing (Rishabh) Pant and wished to see him do effectively. He could not have had the very best of matches however we’re clear, we’re specializing in him solely,” MSK Prasad mentioned as quoted by Occasions of India.

The sequence towards Bangladesh could be the third consecutive sequence that Dhoni could be lacking since his sabbatical from cricket following India’s exit from the 2019 World Cup. Dhoni was seen within the dressing room lately after the Third Take a look at that India performed towards South Africa, the place he was seen speaking to his fellow state mate Shahbaz Nadeem.

“We’re taking a look at youthful choices after the World Cup, so you possibly can perceive our thought course of. We positively had a chat with Dhoni and he additionally endorses our view of backing children,” added the Indian selector.

Prasad, additional, added that Samson is without doubt one of the greatest alternate options accessible within the nation following his outings within the 2019 IPL and his continued kind within the home circuit. This may be the second time that Samson has featured within the squad in latest instances, with the final time not being in favour of Kerala’s keeper.

“Sanju Samson has been included as a correct batsman, Pant will proceed as wicketkeeper. Sanju’s drawback Three-Four years again was inconsistency. Now he has improved.” concluded MSK Prasad.