MS Dhoni decides to retire: There are reports that the legendary India wicket-keeper batsman has decided to hang his boots.
Veteran India wicket-keeper batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s childhood coach Keshav Ranjan Banerjee recently disclosed his belief regarding Dhoni taking part in the ICC T20 World Cup 2020 in Australia.
“In the current scenario, IPL looks unlikely and we will have to wait for BCCI’s call. His [Dhoni] position will become tough obviously. But my sixth sense says he will get a chance in the T20 World Cup, which will be his last,” Banerjee was quoted as saying to PTI in Ranchi.
While IPL 2020 got postponed till April 15, the chances of it beginning on this date remains bleak especially after considering the ongoing situation in the country regarding the outbreak of a “pandemic” in the novel COVID-19.
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MS Dhoni decides to retire
The 13th season of the Indian Premier League would have played a vital role in deciding if Dhoni would board the flight to Australia later this year or not. If the cash-rich league gets abandoned, it will become nearly improbable for Dhoni to play the T20 World Cup.
Going by reports in Sportskeeda, Dhoni has informed his near and dear ones regarding his international retirement. While he is yet to inform the BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) regarding his decision, a source in privy to the legendary cricketer revealed that he was waiting for IPL 2020 before taking a call.
“Officially, he [MS Dhoni] is yet to have a word with the BCCI officials, but he has revealed his mind to his close friends. When time comes, he will reveal it all. Otherwise [without IPL 2020], he would have announced his retirement a long time ago,” the source was quoted as saying by Sportskeeda.
Dhoni, who last played for India during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, missed the West Indies tour (and all subsequent series) last year due to his training for the parachute regiment of the Indian Army in Kashmir valley. Dhoni was in the news in January when his name wasn’t to be found in the list of annually contracted Indian players.