Ever since the World Cup ended in July last year, MS Dhoni’s future has been the talk of the town. Even while the tournament was going on, reports suggested that the former India skipper would retire after the end of the World Cup. However, he sprung a big surprise by taking a sabbatical from the game which is yet to end.
His sabbatical would have ended this month in the Indian Premier League (IPL). He had also started training for the league in Chennai before the BCCI suspended the league till April 15 in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. Only time will tell how the future unfolds for MS Dhoni.
Reports now suggest that the World Cup-winning skipper has already made up his mind to bid cricket goodbye. According to a report, the 38-year old has already opened up on his retirement plans to his close ones, though he hasn’t had an official word with the BCCI.
“Officially, he is yet to have a word with the BCCI officials, but he has revealed his mind to his close friends. When time comes, he will reveal it all,” a top source was quoted as saying to Sportskeeda.
It’s also been known that Dhoni won’t be quitting the sport before assessing his form in the IPL. “Otherwise, he would have announced his retirement a long time ago,” the source stated.
Meanwhile, Keshav Banerjee, Dhoni’s childhood coach, is of the opinion that his student can still make the squad for the T20 World Cup in Australia later this year even if the IPL does not take place.
“In the current scenario, IPL looks unlikely and we will have to wait for BCCI’s call. His (Dhoni’s) position will become tough obviously. But my sixth sense says he will get a chance in the T20 World Cup, which will be his last,” Banerjee had told PTI.