Sourav Ganguly opens up about MS Dhoni’s future after taking over as BCCI president

first_imgSourav Ganguly opens up about MS Dhoni’s future after taking over as BCCI presidentSpeaking at his first press conference after taking charge as 39th BCCI president, Sourav Ganguly said India is very proud of MS Dhoni.advertisement Next India Today Web Desk MumbaiOctober 23, 2019UPDATED: October 23, 2019 15:14 IST Sourav Ganguly was appointed as the 39th BCCI president. (Reuters Photo)Addressing the all-important issue over future of World Cup winning captain MS Dhoni, newly appointed BCCI president, who took the charge officialy on Wednesday, said Dhoni is one of the greats of the game and he will be respected under his tenure.”It depends on him. I have always said when I was left out and the entire world said ‘I will never make it.’ I came back and played for 4 years. Champions don’t finish very quickly. I don’t know what’s in his mind or what he thinks about his career. But we will deal with that. he is one of the greats of the game. India is very proud of MS Dhoni. Over the period of time, his achievements.. when you sit down and take note of what he is done… you say ‘wow’. Till I am around, everybody will be respected. That doesn’t change,” Ganguly said in a press conference.Ganguly is likely to serve only 9 months as BCCI president as the “Cooling-Off” period clause in the new BCCI constitution makes it mandatory for board officials to step down after 6 years in officeNotably, Ganguly filed his nomination for the role of BCCI president after the eleventh-hour drama earlier this month. He has been elected unopposed as the president of richest body in world cricket.MS Dhoni has been away from international cricket since India’s semi-final exit from the World Cup 2019. The 38-year-old missed the West Indies tour to join the Indian Army. Dhoni also made himself unavailable for the home T20I series against South Africa.advertisementEarlier, before taking the charge, Ganguly had said will speak to the selectors about M.S. Dhoni’s future and seek their opinion before giving his views during the meeting on October 24.With India’s T20 squad for the Bangladesh home series to be picked in Mumbai on October 24, it will be interesting to see if Dhoni will be named in the squad or not.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jatlast_img