Harbhajan Singh has added to the speculations surrounding MS Dhoni's future in international cricket by claiming that the wicketkeeper-batsman is unlikely to play for India again.
Dhoni last turned out for India during the side's semi-final exit in the ICC World Cup in 2019. The 38-year-old put up a fighting display with the bat by forging a 116-run stand alongside Ravindra Jadeja against New Zealand at Old Trafford but was run out in the final moments of the match in the knockout clash.
Since then, Dhoni has not appeared for either club or country and has kept mum over any questions relating to his career with India.
As India has decided to give Rishabh Pant and KL Rahul a chance to cement their spot as the side's premier glovesman, Dhoni's chances of a comeback have further dampened.
Despite the grim prospects, the Indian Premier League was touted as the launchpad for Dhoni's resurgence. However, the postponement of the tournament owing to the coronavirus pandemic does not bode too well for the former skipper.
Harbhajan, who plays under the leadership of Dhoni at Chennai Super Kings, said retirement was on the cards for the star cricketer.
Citing his experience at the Super Kings training camp in March in the company of Dhoni, Harbhajan mentioned that his teammate does not desire to play for India anymore.
"It's up to him. You need to know whether he wants to play for India again," the veteran off-spinner said in an Instagram session.
"As far as I know him, he won't want to wear India's blue jersey again. IPL he will play, but for India, I think he had decided the (2019) World Cup was his last."
Dhoni reigns as one of the most popular cricket personalities from India. He has achieved numerous accolades for his team and led them to the 2011 World Cup victory at home.