Sanjay Jagdale: Dhoni’s future can be resolved through talks

After taking charge at the BCCI headquarters in Mumbai, Ganguly said the matter of Dhoni’s future in international cricket will be addressed.

Former BCCI secretary Sanjay Jagdale and M.S. Dhoni after the IPL final in Chennai in 2012.   -  FILE PHOTO/K. PICHUMANI

BCCI president Sourav Ganguly and the selectors can “easily resolve” Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s future by holding talks with him, former secretary of the board Sanjay Jagdale said on Wednesday.

After taking charge at the BCCI headquarters in Mumbai, Ganguly said the matter of Dhoni’s future in international cricket will be addressed, but vowed to accord the two-time World Cup winning captain respect during his tenure.

“The issue of Dhoni’s future is not a big one and it should not be blown out of proportion. Ganguly and the selectors can easily resolve this issue by talking directly to Dhoni,” Jagdale, also a former national selector, said.

“Such issues are normally resolved by holding talks with big cricketers in every country,” he said.

Dhoni has been on a sabbatical from international cricket since India’s semifinal exit in the ODI World Cup.

Jagdale also welcomed the move of Ganguly, one of the most decorated captains, taking charge as the BCCI chief.

“It’s a good start,” Jagdale said, adding, “I believe his vast experience as a cricketer and sports administrator will benefit Indian cricket.”

Ganguly was former secretary and then, president of the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB).

“Ganguly has done a good job as CAB president,” Jagdale said.

When asked about the challenges faced by Ganguly, Jagdale said in order to prepare talented pool of cricketers, he should encourage domestic cricket by raising the necessary sports infrastructure across the country.