According to former Indian cricketer turned commentator Aakash Chopra India can win the 2021 T20 World Cup even without MS Dhoni. Chopra replying to a fan during a Youtube live said, that even without the MS Dhoni Indian team can perform well.

Aakash Chopra said while addressing a fan’s question on his YouTube show #AskAakash, “I think we can manage without him, let’s be honest. Because we are talking about 2021. It is in India and you want Dhoni to be there in the team and want him to play.”

 His presence is not so important: Aakash Chopra

“However, the first thing, does Dhoni want to play? I have been saying this like a broken record I feel he doesn’t want to play. Even if he is available, we are talking about 2021, It is still more than a year to go. So, we have to get used to managing without him and I think we will get used to it by then,” said Chopra.

The 42-year old commentator said, “So I feel his presence is not so important that if he is not there you won’t go on to win the World Cup.”

Dhoni’s CSK teammate Harbhajan Singh said the former captain doesn’t want to play for India anymore.

Harbhajan Singh during a social media interaction with Rohit Sharma said, “He wants to play IPL 100 percent. But one needs to know his take on whether he wants to play for India anymore or not. I think he doesn’t want to play for India again. He has played so much for India.”

“As far as I know him, he doesn’t want to wear the blue jersey again. He decided that India’s last match in the World Cup was his last. A few people have also told me that this is the case,” added Singh.