Dhoni to play his first domestic cricket match in 8 years
Alur, December 10: In his first domestic game for Jharkhand in last eight years, the team India Captain, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, will play against Jammu and Kashmir in a group B game of the Vijay Hazare Trophy today.
As per reports, Dhoni played its last domestic match in 2007 in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy match. This time, he will play under the leadership of India’s fast bower Varun Aaron.
Dhoni’s last match was the ODI international against South Africa in Mumbai. He said that he is playing Vijay Hazare Trophy to gear up for the hard and testing season ahead. This includes a limited-overs tour to Australia, T20 series against Sri Lanka, Asia Cup T20 followed by ICC World T20. One can’t also rule out a short series against Pakistan.
However, Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s playing in the series is also considered as a learning test for the boys from Jammu and Kashmir. Getting a chance to bowl to one of the finest players of limited overs cricket will be a good learning experience for them.
It is going to a good opportunity for state’s player like Shubham Khajuria, Hardeep Singh, Bandeep Singh by playing against Dhoni. It will also be great if the Captain takes some time out to interact with the J&K boys just as Sachin Tendulkar did after they defeated Mumbai at the Wankhede Stadium.