MS Dhoni’s form has been a curious topic of discussion among cricket fans, with opinion flowing both in his support and against equally. Nevertheless, no one can truly deny the legacy the World Cup winner will leave behind once he draws curtains to his cricketing career.
According to a PTI report, the wicketkeeper-batsman might call it a day after India’s World Cup campaign ends. “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,” a senior BCCI official told the news agency.
In the World Cup campaign till now, Mahendra Singh Dhoni has scored 223 runs at a strike rate of more than 93. Any batsman playing at his number, would be happy with those numbers, but what these numbers don’t reflect is his struggle in the tournament for rotating strikes.
“The team management had to take a call in 2017 after the Champions Trophy. They decided that they will invest another two years in Dhoni till the 2019 World Cup. India have reached the semi-finals despite his lukewarm performances so he has been carefully shielded,” a former India player said.
“No one can ask him to retire but obviously he has got the drift that post World Cup, things won’t be the same,” he added.