MS Dhoni's form with the bat in the last one year hasn't exactly been great © AFP (File Photo)
MS Dhoni’s form with the bat in the last one year hasn’t exactly been great © AFP (File Photo)

Mumbai: India‘s limited overs captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said he will think about quitting the game at the “right time”. In fact, 34-year-old Dhoni was asked the same question about his retirement after India’s exit from ICC World Cup and he had then denied that he had such plan. The calls to have Virat Kohli captain in all three formats have grown louder as his attacking instincts in the longer format has impressed many. Adding to it, Dhoni’s form with the bat in the last one year hasn’t exactly been great. There are rumours that he might take a call after the ICC World T20 in India. FULL SCORECARD: India vs Australia 2015-16, 1st ODI at Perth

On the eve of team’s departure for Australia, Dhoni was asked about retirement. “I am a person who lives in the present and the focus right now is the Australian tour leading up to the World T20 Championships. I will think about it at the right time,” he said. MS Dhoni: India’s tour of Australia 2015-16 perfect platform for young players

Also, Dhoni believes that the upcoming tour of Australia will be a great platform for the youngsters to showcase their talent in different conditions after a successful domestic season. The visitors will be playing five One-Day Internationals (ODI) starting on January 12 in Perth followed by three Twenty20 Internationals. Youngsters Gurkeerat Singh, Rishi Dhawan, Varinder Sran and Manish Pandey were included in the ODI squad while Hardik Pandya was included in the T20 squad, reports IANS.

“I think this tour is a perfect platform for the young team to show their class and talent in world stage. The guys have performed well in the domestic season and this series will give them the opportunity to build themselves for the future ahead,” Dhoni said at a press conference here before leaving for Australia on Tuesday.