The date of 2nd April will go down as a historic one in the saga of Indian cricket, as nine years ago, on this very day India lifted their second ODI World Cup in 2011. MS Dhoni played a captain’s innings to help India chase down the target set by Sri Lanka, and win the coveted title for his country.
However, nine years on after Dhoni’s heroics in the final, the former Indian skipper’s future hangs in the balance. He has not played for India since the semifinal of last year’s ODI World Cup.
The 38-year-old was Dhoni expected to make his long-awaited return to cricket with the Indian Premier League (IPL), but the league has been postponed due to Coronavirus pandemic. Questions remain on Dhoni’s future within the Indian team, although he is still working hard to make a comeback.
The wicket-keeper batsman gets angry when he is questioned about retirement revealed Dhoni’s friend in an interview with ABP News, on Wednesday.
He still harbours hope of playing for India: MS Dhoni’s friend
The veteran’s biopic, namely ‘MS Dhoni: The untold story’ featured one of his friends who recently had an exclusive chat with ABP, wherein Dhoni’s friend spilt some beans about his future.
“Mahi gets angry when we ask him questions on his retirement. He still feels he is the fittest of all and quickest wicket-keeper in India,” revealed Dhoni’s friend who wished anonymity.
He continued, “He [Dhoni] has worked even harder in the last few months before everything stopped. I haven’t seen him doing agility training so intensely ever. He knows he is not getting younger and perhaps that is why training even harder to keep himself fit.”
“He has proved everyone wrong when no one backed him. Now there are millions of fans to back him. So he will take his chances for sure,” added Dhoni’s friend further.