MS Dhoni extends break from cricket till November: Report
MS Dhoni (AFP Photo)

Former India captain MS Dhoni‘s sabbatical from cricket continues as he has reportedly made himself unavailable for the upcoming Bangladesh T20I series and domestic one-day competition Vijay Hazare Trophy that starts next week.

According to a Mumbai Mirror report, Dhoni, who took a break from international cricket after India’s semi-final exit from the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, is expected to be available only by December for the West Indies T20I series.

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Owing to his break, Dhoni missed the limited-overs leg of the West Indies tour and the ongoing T20I series against South Africa at home which concludes in Bengaluru on Sunday. He was to make himself available after mid of September but seems like his break has been extended by at least two and a half months for now.

Rumors of his retirement are also doing the rounds. More recently, Virat Kohli posted a tweet recounting a T20 World Cup match against Australia which he finished alongside Dhoni giving rise to speculations that the two-time world cup winning captain was to announce his retirement the same day in a press conference.

That turned out to be a false alarm as later in the day, BCCI chairman of selectors MSK Prasad confirmed there were no such plans.

Meanwhile, questions have been raised over the exclusion of Dhoni from the list of electoral roll of Jharkhand State Cricket Association (JSCA). The reason being cited is that he’s not a full member but an honorary member.

Only full members have voting rights. This after JSCA made its cricketers full time members two years back when Dhoni was still an honorary member, Mirror reports.