MS Dhoni may play BBL in future

India’s limited-overs captain MS Dhoni, who is in Australia leading the troop for a five-match One-Day International (ODI) and three-match Twenty20 International (T20I) series, has refused to rule out the possibility of playing in the Big Bash League (BBL) in future. His response came when a question was thrown at him in this regards during a press-meet.

Now that Dhoni has retired from Test cricket, he is in a position to consider his options outside international cricket. However, the dashing captain put a condition saying he would need to make sure his body was up to the demands of the high-paced domestic T20 tournament in Australia.

“It’s very difficult for me, we are quite focused on international cricket as of now,” Dhoni said. “We’ll see how the future goes. It depends on when I retire, whether I’m in a position to play international cricket because the Big Bash, if you see the quality of cricket, is high so a lot depends on the physical fitness and also the ability to carry on and play more cricket.“

“When you play for 10 to 15 years at times you feel you have played too much cricket, so we’ll have to wait and watch and it will depend on the retirement whether it [a Big Bash appearance] comes.”

No contracted Indian player has ever featured in the BBL because of the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) policy of not allowing its players to participate in a rival of the Indian Premier League (IPL). It will be quite interesting to see if Dhoni plays in the BBL or not. Though, if it does happen, it is going to be a fascinating experience both for Dhoni and his fans.