He quit Test cricket in December 2014 but Mahendra Singh Dhoni is clearly missing the longest format of the game. As India get ready to play a long Test series against the West Indies starting in Antigua on Thursday, the cricket ka Keeda is surely bugging one of the most successful captains of the game.
“You never lose the cricket bug. Even if you leave the game you try to stay connected to the game. I miss Test cricket because it’s challenging but I made the right decision,” Dhoni said at event in Gurgaon on Wednesday.
Dhoni has limited his international career to just ODIs and T20s. He last led India in the series in Zimbabwe in June and will not to get to play till Virat Kohli’s Test squad returns for a long series at home.
Dhoni led India to the semifinals of the ICC World T20 at home and intends to carry on playing at least till the ICC Champions Trophy in the UK next year.
India’s bowling reserves will give them a healthy edge in the Test series in the West Indies, said Dhoni.
“The good thing about our bowling is that we have a pool of talent and all are fit. The Caribbean wickets may have slowed but you still get help,” said Dhoni, who felt the spinners will get a lot of advantage.
Dhoni said the two practice matches against the West Indies Cricket Board President’s XI at St Lucia will serve the Indian team in good stead.