It is the worst kept secret in Indian cricket right now but India’s last match in the ongoing World Cup, in all likelihood, will also be Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s last game for the coumtry.
If team India qualify for the finals and ensure their third world cup truimph, it would be ideal setting for a fitting farewell to one of the legends of Indian cricket.
A senior official of BCCI has indicated that MS Dhoni might retire from international cricket after the last match of this world. Although he is not yet sure about his retirement. He said, “You never know with MS Dhoni. But it is unlikely that he will continue to play for India after this World Cup. But since his decisions to quit captaincy from the three formats have been taken so suddenly, it is very difficult to predict at the moment.”
However, with India qualifying for the semi-finals at the World Cup here, neither the team management nor the BCCI wants to talk about sensitive issue.
Dhoni has scored 223 runs in seven games at a decent strike rate of 93 plus if one goes by the scorecards but what they don’t reflect is his inability to rotate the strike and strike big.
Some have attributed it to the lack of intent and some have pointed out his waning capabilities as a finisher, something that had once made him a top short format player in the world.
His on-field contribution is still immense as every player who has appeared for media interactions has pointed out.
a former India player said, “No one can ask him to retire but obviously he has got the drift that post World Cup, things won’t be the same.’