MS Dhoni extends break; may skip T20 series against Bangladesh

Former India captain MS Dhoni is reportedly set to miss India’s upcoming home T20I series scheduled against Bangladesh in November this year.

The wicket keeper has supposedly extended his break till November.

However, the reasons for Dhoni’s prolonged absence remains unclear and many are speculating whether the 2010 ICC World Cup winning skipper could be on the verge of calling it quits.

A recent report suggest that Dhoni is taking a break from cricket due to injuries that he suffered during the World Cup tournament earlier this year.

Citing BCCI sources, Dhoni went into the World Cup with an injured back which was aggravated as the tournament progressed. The right-handed batsman picked up a wrist injury during the World Cup.

Dhoni did not travel to West Indies along with the Indian cricket team after the World Cup tournament. He was also not a part of the recently concluded T20I series against South Africa at home.

With the keeper expected to miss the Bangladesh series, the earliest he can now make a comeback to the Indian side will be when Windies visit India for a T20I series in December.

Source : Various