MS Dhoni retiring after World Cup? Speculations float

Rumors about MS Dhoni’s retirement has been spreading after media reports suggested that the former India captain and wicket keeper would quit after India’s last match in the ongoing 2019 Cricket World Cup.

However, there is no official word about this from cricketer himself nor the BCCI.

Dhoni retired from Test cricket in 2014 and stepped down as India’s ODI and T20 captain from January 2017. But he still has been an integral member of Indian cricket team in the shorter format.

Last month, news agency PTI reported that India’s last match in the World Cup could be MS Dhoni’s last for the country. A PTI report on Wednesday said, “If India qualify for the finals and go on to win the World Cup on July 14 at the Lord’s, it would be ideal setting for a fitting farewell to one of the legends of Indian cricket.”

“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,” PTI quoted an unnamed senior BCCI official.

In the 8 matches of the World Cup so far, MS Dhoni has scored 223 runs in 7 innings with a strike rate of 93. However, he has received criticism for slow innings and not putting his wicket at risk under pressure situations.

Source : Various