MS Dhoni silently walked away from the game after announcing his retirement on the Independence Day. The decision, which was much anticipated, broke many hearts as the fans realised they will not be able to see MS Dhoni back again in the Indian jersey. However since then Dhoni fans, in large number, have called for a farewell match for him.
Former India fast bowler Irfan Pathan has also backed the call and said that MS Dhoni deserves a farewell match for everything that he has done for the country. Pathan added that he has been an icon for the country and one of the most successful captain for the side.
“MS Dhoni deserves a farewell match. He has done so much for the country and for himself. He has been an icon for youngsters to take up cricket no matter where you are. Talking about records, he has been one of the most successful Indian captains so why not, he deserves that absolutely,” Irfan Pathan told Star Sports Cricket Connected.
Besides this, Pathan had also suggested a collective Indian farewell XI to play a charity match with the current national team.
Dhoni made a big name for himself by making the country proud with his achievements after coming from the cricketing backwaters of Ranchi. He has achieved immense success as a player and also grew up to be one of the most successful captains and achieved almost everything the ICC tournaments had to offer.
All the success had made him one of the most influential person on the cricketing circuit but he was not the same when he was first introduced to the national team. Besides that, MS Dhoni has also been the go-to man for his teammates whenever he was on the field.
Dhoni understood the game well. He knew the strength of the side and backs his players accordingly. He did not takes any kind of frivolous decisions and likes to maintain his calm. It is due to these qualities Dhoni came up as one of the most calm and composed character on the cricket field.