MS Dhoni’s parents want him to retire as revealed by his childhood coach Keshav Banerjee amid speculations of the same after 2019 World Cup
Ever since India’s semi-final exit from the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup, the discussions, debates, speculations, conjectures and everything associated even with his post retirement plans have become one of the burning issues across the Indian Cricket fraternity.
As per a recent report from Times of India, Dhoni has made himself unavailable for the tour of West Indies, where the Indian team will take part on three T20Is and three ODIs. Also, he is expected to be a part of the transition phase which will see a new player take up his role.
you are the heart of our msdian’s.
So if heart is retire or damaged
then how we alive??
for me after my parents you my
everything ,my GOD.
So ,do not retire my boss.
I love you 😘😘@msdhoni
— _being_pk_7 (@PKPratyushDash2) July 11, 2019
Now, even Dhoni’s parents are hoping their son to hang up his boots anytime soon as they believe India cannot handle the ‘big property’ anymore- remarked his childhood coach Keshav Banerjee.
“Entire media is saying that he should retire, and we feel they’re right”- Dhoni’s parents
Keshav Banerjee, his childhood coach from Ranchi, visited Dhoni’s family at their home on Sunday where they reportedly discussed the matter pertaining his retirement.
“Dhoni’s parents told me that the entire media is saying that he should retire, and we feel they’re right. They said we can’t handle this big property anymore,” Banerjee was quoted as saying in Sports Tak.
Moreover, his coach also advised his parents to keep their patience until the next year, as the T20 World Cup is also along the lines, scheduled to take place in October 2020. “You’ve handled it for so long – around 10 to 12 years. You can do it another year,” Banerjee commented.
MS Dhoni had a decent run in the recently concluded 2019 World Cup in England as he scored a total of 273 runs in eight innings at an average of 45.50. He was mostly criticised for his slow-paced innings especially against Afghanistan and England during the league stages.
But, a gritty knock of 50 (72) under immense pressure in the semi-finals versus New Zealand was well lauded by the fans who expected yet another magical stuff from the veteran for which he is known for over the years. But, unfortunately a bullet sort of a bull’s eye aim at the stumps by Martin Guptill punctured the spirits of more than 1.3 billion Indians.