MS Dhoni passes massive statement on retiring: The legendary Indian cricketer himself the air on his retirement from international cricket.
Former India captain and current wicket-keeper batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s retirement plans are currently doing the rounds. Despite scoring 223 runs in seven matches at an average of 44.60 and a strike rate of 93.30 in the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, Dhoni has been severely criticized for his approach towards batting.
What has become a source of contention for bountiful Indian fans is Dhoni’s strike rate in the slog overs. The 37-year old cricketer’s approach of not hitting the big shots till the last over has seen him at the receiving end of multiple opinions regarding hanging his boots at the highest level.
This man went to @RanveerOfficial designer to get his outfits for @ICC @cricketworldcup designed in a way that all of @msdhoni ‘s winning moments were captured and tailored to perfection. #CWC19 #memories pic.twitter.com/VqcPxSymRJ
— RIDHIMA PATHAK (@PathakRidhima) July 4, 2019
While Dhoni had a terrible year with the bat in ODIs in 2018, he has turned the tables since the start of this year. In 16 ODIs so far in 2019, Dhoni has scored 550 runs at an average of 61.11 and a strike rate of 83.71 including five half-centuries.
MS Dhoni passes massive statement on retiring
Going by a recent report in ABP News, a reporter seemed to have asked Dhoni about his retirement plans ahead of the match against Sri Lanka at Headingley. “I don’t know when I will retire. But a lot of people want me to retire before tomorrow’s game,” Dhoni was quoted as saying.
Massive criticism regarding Dhoni had majorly started after Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar slammed Dhoni for his sluggish knock against Afghanistan. Since then, while Tendulkar praised Dhoni for his batting against West Indies, veteran Sri Lanka fast bowler Lasith Malinga also opined on Dhoni’s retirement from international cricket.