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Sakshi Dhoni hints MS Dhoni has played his last ODI in India

Dixit Bhargav

Sakshi Dhoni hints MS Dhoni

Sakshi Dhoni hints MS Dhoni: The veteran cricketer’s wife might have made public a major development regarding his future.

After the third ODI of the ongoing Australia’s tour of India at Ranchi, former India captain and current wicket-keeper batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni was rested for the remaining two ODIs of the series.

The decision was primarily taken to give a couple of chances to wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant before the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. It is worth mentioning that these two ODIs are the last that India will play before the showpiece event.

In an update which is most likely to come as disheartening for the Indian fans is the possibility of Dhoni having played his last ODI in India. Although the veteran cricketer hasn’t confirmed about his much-discussed retirement plans, there is a general notion that he will hang up his boots post the World Cup.

If that proves out to be true, the Ranchi ODI will go down as Dhoni’s last in India. While all these are mere assumptions, a recent Instagram story from Sakshi Dhoni (Dhoni’s wife) hints the same. Read the screenshot below:

Coming on the back of his worst year (in terms of runs sored) in ODIs, Dhoni turned the tabled in 2019. In nine ODIs this year, the 37-year old cricketer has scored 327 runs at an average of 81.75 and a strike rate of 78.22 including four half-centuries.

Coming in to bat at No. 5 in the seventh over in the Ranchi ODI, Dhoni shared a 59-run stand for the fourth wicket with Kohli. Before getting out in the 20th over, Dhoni had scored 26 (42) with the help of two fours and a six.

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Dixit Bhargav

Dixit Bhargav


Born and brought up in Pathankot, Dixit Bhargav is an engineering and sports management graduate who works as a Cricket Editor at The SportsRush. Having written more than 10,000 articles across more than five years at TSR, his first cricketing memory dates back to 2002 when former India captain Sourav Ganguly had waved his jersey at the historic Lord’s balcony. What followed for an 8-year-old was an instant adulation for both Ganguly and the sport. The optimist in him is waiting for the day when Punjab Kings will win their maiden Indian Premier League title. When not watching cricket, he is mostly found in a cinema hall watching a Punjabi movie.

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