Former India skipper MS Dhoni brought down curtains on his illustrious career last week. He chose the occasion of Independence Day to surprise the cricketing world with his sudden decision. And while his retirement was pretty much on the cards considering the way things had panned out in the last one year or so, not many had expected such a departure for one of India’s greatest-ever cricketers.
Ever since MS Dhoni announced his decision, there has been call from all around to give him a farewell match. Some of the fans are also busy slamming the BCCI for the way the legendary cricketer’s career ended. And former Pakistan off-spinner Saqlain Mushtaq has joined the bandwagon too in criticising the Indian cricket board.
The legendary bowler stated that the BCCI did not treat MS Dhoni in the right way and his retirement should not have happened without a proper farewell. Saqlain said millions of MS Dhoni fans would have wanted to see him in the Indian jersey for one last time before he hung his boots.
“I always say positive things and try not to spread negativity in any way but I think I should say this. This is kind of a defeat of BCCI. They did not treat a big player like him in the right way. The retirement shouldn’t have happened like this. This is coming straight from my heart and I believe millions of his fans feel the same way. I’m really sorry to BCCI that I’m saying this but they didn’t treat Dhoni well, I’m hurt,” said Saqlain in his YouTube channel.
“May God bless him in his future endeavours and whatever decisions he makes but there is one regret that I have. I think Dhoni’s every fan will have the same regret. It would’ve been great to see him retire after playing in the India kit for one last time,” Saqlain added.
MS Dhoni has not played any competitive game since last year’s World Cup ended in July. Earlier this year, BCCI also dropped him from the central contracts. The former India wicketkeeper-batsman will finally return to action as the captain of Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2020. The 13th edition of IPL will begin from September 19 in the UAE.