The last few days have been dominated by reports surrounding the retirement of veteran India star MS Dhoni. The former India skipper has been under pressure for over a year now. Even in the ongoing World Cup, he was being slammed for his uncharacteristically slow knocks against Afghanistan and England. Amidst all these, reports came out that the legendary player would bring down curtains on his illustrious career.
“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,” a PTI report said on Wednesday.
“However, with India qualifying for the semi-finals at the World Cup here, neither the team management nor the BCCI wants to talk about sensitive issue,” the report added.
MS Dhoni’s manager Arun Pandey further added fuel to the fire by stating that Dhoni is using bats with different logos as a tribute to the companies who stood by him during different phases of his career. Well, MS Dhoni has now cleared the air on the same. The 37-year old, who will turn 38 in a couple of days, said that he is still not sure about his retirement.
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According to reports in ABP, Dhoni surprisingly said that few people wanted him to retire before India’s next World Cup game against Sri Lanka. Dhoni has been under pressure to deliver in the World Cup. In 8 matches so far in the World Cup, Dhoni has scored 223 runs in 7 innings at a strike rate of 93. It is his strike-rate that has drawn criticism.