MS Dhoni has not played international cricket or even any competitive game since the end of India’s World Cup campaign in July. The former India skipper scored a fighting fifty in the narrow semi-final loss to New Zealand. And soon after the tournament ended, he left everyone surprised by taking a sabbatical from the game.

At first, it was assumed that he would return to action at the start of the home series. However, the wicketkeeper-batsman further extended his break and is yet to return to action. As a result, he missed the tour of West Indies as well as the home assignments against South Africa and Bangladesh. But it looks like the long wait to see Dhoni in action is set to come to an end soon.

The veteran cricketer was recently seen hitting the nets for the first time since taking the break. He is currently in his hometown Ranchi and started working on his fitness towards the end of last month. And on Thursday, he was seen having a few hits in the nets.