Former India captain, MS Dhoni has ruled out any chances of him turning up for the forthcoming Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2021.
MS Dhoni took retirement from all the formats of International Cricket on August 15, 2020 and played in the Indian Premier League(IPL) for the Chennai Super Kings
Speaking to Danny Morrison New Zealand Cricketer and Commentator when asked about whether he would be donning the yellow jersey again or not before their final match, to which the skipper nonchalantly responded to the question and said ‘definitely not’ when asked if this was his last game for the franchise.
Dhoni was in fact keen to play the Syed Mushtaq Ali tournament earlier this year to prepare for IPL 2020. But the Indian domestic season 2020-21 was postponed indefinitely in March due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Dhoni has decided not to represent his state team to play in the domestic T20 tournament which will start from January 10 in 2021.
However, Suresh Raina announced on social media last week that he will be playing representing Uttar Pradesh in the Syed Mushtaq Ali tournament. Raina had retired on the same day as Dhoni but he missed playing in the IPL for CSK due to “personal reasons”.