India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni to play in Big Bash League after retirement?

The BBL features some of the recently retired legends like Jacques Kallis, Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene.

Updated: Jan 12, 2016, 15:09 PM IST
India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni to play in Big Bash League after retirement?

New Delhi: India's ODI skipper MS Dhoni on Monday offered a rather interesting answer when asked about his retirement plans and the prospect of him playing in the Big Bash League (BBL).

Dhoni, who many believe will hang up his boots after the ICC World T20, said he was focused on his international career for now but did not rule out any future possibilities.

“We are quite focused on international cricket for now so I can’t really make any comment on that [BBL future]. We’ll see how the future goes. It depends on when I retire and whether I’m in a position to play international cricket. The Big Bash, the quality of cricket is high so a lot depends on the physical fitness and the will to carry on and play more cricket," Dhoni was quoted as saying by the Cricket Australia website.

“Because if you’re part of the Indian cricket team and you play for 10 to 15 years, at times you feel you’ve played too much cricket. So we’ll have to wait and watch and it depends on my retirement, whenever that comes," he further added.

As of now, the BCCI does not permit Indian players from participating in T20 leagues across the world.

The BBL features some of the recently retired legends of the game like Jacques Kallis, Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene.