There is speculation that MS Dhoni is going to hang his boots from the International cricket after the conclusion of the ICC World Cup 2019. In fact, it is also reported by PTI that Dhoni might be playing his swansong tournament and he will not travel with the team on the West Indies tour. Meanwhile, Arun Pandey, MS Dhoni’s manager has given a hint on his retirement.
It is cognisance of the fact that the former skipper is using different bats in the World Cup. Dhoni is seen using an SG bat and also a BAS bat. Arun Pandey has stated Dhoni is not using different bats for money. In fact, it is a way of saying thank you to his sponsors for standing behind him in difficult times.
Dhoni has always stayed close to his roots.
In fact, the BAS cricket gear academy had come to Dhoni’s rescue before his International career had even kicked off. The same was shown in Dhoni’s biopic story. It is known that a List A cricketer can be charging INR 4-5 crores from the bat manufacturer for displaying the sticker.
“It’s a fact that he has been using different bats with different brandings, but he is not charging them. He wants to say thank to them for helping in various stages of his career,” Pandey told Mirror. “He does not need money, he has enough of it, he is using those bats as a goodwill gesture. BAS was with him from the beginning and SG also was very helpful to him.”
“It shows the greatness of the man for what he has been doing,” Vampire firm owner Pushp Kohli told Mumbai Mirror. “Our association with Dhoni goes back to a long time and you may have seen this in his biopic too,” said Kohli.
MS Dhoni is well known for his guile and he is a kind of person who stays close to his roots. Dhoni has always been a down to earth character and it is a great gesture on his part. The former skipper has drawn a lot of flak from the media as well as the fans for his recent slow innings.
India will play their next match against Sri Lanka at Headingley, Leeds on 6th July.