Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Team India head coach Rahul Dravid’s extended tenure is ending after the upcoming T20 World Cup 2024 to be held in USA and West Indies in June. BCCI is looking for a suitable candidate for the top job.

Meanwhile, former India captain MS Dhoni, being arguably the most popular Indian cricketer, got his fair share of shouts on social media to become Team India’s new coach. However, the veteran wicketkeeper-batsman is not eligible to become the coach.

Why Dhoni is not eligible?

Any person applying for the position needs to be retired from playing in all formats. Despite retiring from international cricket in 2020, Dhoni is still playing in the Indian Premier League (IPL) for the Chennai Super Kings (CSK), and therefore, cannot be elected as the head coach.

Will Dhoni retire from IPL?

Though speculation is rife that Dhoni will retire after the completion of the IPL 2024, the former CSK skipper has not yet made anything clear about it. He was in good form in the recently-concluded IPL. This year, he scored at a strike rate of over 220, being dismissed only thrice in 11 innings. Many experts and fans are suggesting that Dhoni must continue in IPL 2025.

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