MS Dhoni's comeback to competitive cricket is easily one of the most debated and discussed topics in the cricketing circles. The veteran wicketkeeper-batsman has played down all the talks around his return and has made clear to the media and fans that he won't talk about his much-awaited comeback till January. <p></p> <p></p>Speaking on Dhoni's return, former India batsman VVS Laxman believes that the career graphs of young Turks - Rishabh Pant and Sanju Samson could go a long way in deciding if the former India captain will make an international comeback or not. <p></p> <p></p>Laxman believes that Dhoni will keep a close eye on how Pant and Samson perform over the next few months and that might influence his own decision. <p></p> <p></p>"I think Dhoni will wait with patience to see the performance of Pant and Samson. Whenever he gets an opportunity and he will take a call after the IPL because the way I am seeing it, Dhoni is preparing himself for the IPL. I'm sure he will do well like he has done whenever he plays and leads CSK," Laxman told Star Sports. <p></p> <p></p>Interestingly, India head coach Ravi Shastri has made it clear that the IPL will go a long way in deciding Dhoni's future as also whether he will be on that plane to Australia to play in the 2020 World T20. <p></p> <p></p>"It all depends on when he starts playing and how he is playing during the IPL. What are the other people doing with the wicket-keeping gloves or what is the form of those players as opposed to Dhoni's form. The IPL becomes a massive tournament because that could be the last tournament after which more or less your 15 is decided," Shastri told IANS. <p></p> <p></p>"There might be one player who might be there and thereabouts in case of an injury or whatever. But your team I would say would be known after the IPL. What I would say is rather than speculating of who is where, wait for the IPL to get over and then you are in a position to take a call on who are the best 17 in the country," he said.