The 38-year old has been on a break since India lost to New Zealand in the semifinal of the 2019 World Cup. He was supposed to play the Indian Premier League starting today, leading Chennai Super Kings against Mumbai Indians but the coronavirus pandemic forced the cash-rich league to be postponed.
Jaffer also had claimed Dhoni's inclusion could ease the pressure on K.L. Rahul or Rishabh Pant; who are currently sharing the gloves for Team India in limited-overs cricket.
"If Dhoni is fit and in form, I think we can't look beyond him as he'll be an asset behind the stumps and also lower down the order. It'll take the pressure of keeping off Rahul and India can play Pant as a batsman too if they want a lefty," Jaffer had said in a tweet.
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