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Dhoni set to start new innings as commentator?

Last updated on: November 06, 2019 16:14 IST

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IMAGE: The broadcasters have sent the proposal but BCCI is yet to give permission. Photograph: BCCI

India wicket-keeper batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni is likely to begin his new innings as a commentator.

The broadcasters have sent the proposal but the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is yet to give permission.

 

"Yes, the broadcasters have sent the proposal but no decision has been taken as of now... If BCCI gives the permission then Dhoni would be seen doing commentary on Day/Night Test, to be played in Eden Gardens," a BCCI source said.

"There is no way Dhoni can commentate," a source close to the player said when asked about the possibility of Dhoni being behind the mic during the pink ball Test in Kolkata.

As per the existing constitution, Dhoni commentating would also amount to conflict of interest.

Ever since that World Cup semifinal loss to New Zealand, Dhoni's future has been a subject of intense speculation but the player himself has not spoken a word on it.

The Indian team, as mentioned by chief selector MSK Prasad, seems to have moved on with Rishabh Pant becoming the number one choice in the shorter formats.

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