Reaction on Dhoni Retirement- MS Dhoni will continue to play, but, there is still no clear message on this retirement from the International Cricket. MS will take a two-month break from cricket and serve the paramilitary regiment. He won’t be available for the Windies tour. But, he still wants to play cricket for his country.
Many cricketers think that BCCI should allow Dhoni to decide when he is going to retire. Dhoni is a legend himself and shouldn’t be sidelined. Shewag feels that BCCI should inform Dhoni about their future plannings.
Reaction on Dhoni Retirement
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Meanwhile, MS’s childhood coach, Keshav Banerjee said that Mahi should continue to play till the World T20 which will be held in Australia next year. But Dhoni’s parents said that Dhoni should quit cricket now. Gautam Gambhir also came up with his views. He said that BCCI and the selection committee should be practical about Dhoni. As everyone knows that Mahi is not in his old form.
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Dhoni has been praised off the field too with the Bharat Ratna. India’s queen of voice Lata Mangeshkar also urged Dhoni not to retire. After India lost the semi-final match against New Zealand, many fans tweeted that MS Dhoni should retire. But Lata Mangeshkar tweeted tagging Dhoni, ” Please don’t think about retirement Dhoni Ji. The country needs you.”
Javed Akthar also said that there is a lot of cricket left in Dhoni. Why talk about retirement?
Master Blaster, Sachin Tendulkar also added that Dhoni is the best person to decide his retirement for himself. He can judge his mind and body and let him decide when to retire. Sachin also said that performance is related to fitness than age and if MS keeps himself fit then it should be his choice when to call it quits.
“Sport is related to fitness, not age. Even I (Sachin) scored my first and only double hundred in One-day International cricket at the age of 38. Brag Hogg the Aussie spinner is still playing the shortest form of cricket and he is 44 years old.” Sachin Tendulkar said.
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The former Indian skipper, Sourav Ganguly also insisted that Dhoni should continue even after the 2019 world cup which was played in England.
The Former Aussie captain, Steve Waugh also said in support, that in the sub-continent it is difficult to move on with a player when he becomes a legend. He shared the Australian retirement policy,’ doesn’t matter who you are and what you have done because you have to move on’.
Waugh referred’Dhoni is still a great player’.But it becomes a challenge to move on after reaching a certain age. In sub-continent people don’t longer remain the same, they become legends as there are 1.4 million people are as your followers.