MS Dhoni is going through a tough phase in the ongoing ICC World Cup 2019, but the former India skipper is likely to don the captain’s hat again soon. Dhoni is likely to be BJP’s icon in the upcoming Jharkhand’s elections later this year. Reports suggest that the veteran cricketer will join BJP after he returns from the World Cup.
Dhoni to join BJP?
Although the polls were scheduled to be in December, there are chances that it will prepone and will take place along with state elections in Maharashtra and Haryana in October. Rumours emerged that MS Dhoni will retire from international cricket after the World Cup in England. But Dhoni himself has rubbished those reports saying that he himself doesn’t know when he will retire. However, BJP leaders are hopeful that the legendary cricketer will help them in the election irrespective of his retirement.
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A senior BJP leader in a chat with Deccan Chronicle has revealed that MS Dhoni has shown interest in joining politics after his retirement from cricket. He also said that there are in regular touch with the cricketer and Dhoni himself will announce the date.
“We are in regular touch with the former captain. He will join the BJP after announcing his retirement from cricket. Date of joining will be decided by Dhoni,” he said.
Meanwhile, MS Dhoni is celebrating his 38th birthday today. The cricketers had a gala time in Headingley after India’s convincing win over Sri Lanka in the last group match of the World Cup. Dhoni, who have attracted criticisms for his slow batting in England will look to bounce back in the semifinals and help India reach the finals in pursuit of their third World Cup trophy.
India play New Zealand on July 9 (Tuesday) in the first semifinal at the Old Trafford in Manchester.