Sourav Ganguly on MS Dhoni: 'Everyone will be respected till I am around', says newly-appointed BCCI boss

Ganguly said he doesn't now what is in Dhoni's mind but promised that a player of his stature will be accorded respect.

Press Trust of India, Oct 23, 2019 16:21:14 IST

Mumbai: BCCI president Sourav Ganguly on Wednesday said the matter of MS Dhoni's future in international cricket will be addressed but vowed to accord the two-time World Cup winning captain respect during his tenure.

Ganguly said he doesn't now what is in Dhoni's mind but promised that a player of his stature will be accorded respect.

Sourav Ganguly on MS Dhoni: Everyone will be respected till I am around, says newly-appointed BCCI boss

Sourav Ganguly and MS Dhoni. Reuters

Dhoni has been on a sabbatical from international cricket since India's semi-final exit in the ODI World Cup, leading to speculations about his future.

"You know champions don't finish quickly. I don't know what's in his mind and what he thinks about his career. So we will deal with that you know," Ganguly said at his media conference after taking over as the board president.

"He is one of the greats of the game and India is proud to have MS Dhoni over a period of time. If you even sit down and take a note of what he has done, you say, 'Wow, MS Dhoni'," he said.

Legends of the game have often had unceremonious exit and Ganguly himself knows it more than anyone else how it feels to fight speculations and criticism.

"Till I am around, everybody will be respected and that doesn't change," Ganguly said.

The Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 tournament starts on 9 November and it is still not clear if Dhoni will be playing that tournament in case he wants to make himself available for selection for the West Indies tour at the end of the year.

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Updated Date: Oct 23, 2019 16:21:14 IST






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