At a time when the entire cricketing world is speculating about when MS Dhoni will retire, India skipper Virat Kohli’s latest Twitter post has added fire to the fuel. Speculations were rife that Dhoni would retire at the end of the World Cup. However, the former India skipper left everyone surprised by not only deciding against retiring but also taking a two-month break.
Consequently, he could not make it to the ODI or the T20I squads for the just-concluded tour of West Indies. And while everyone was expecting Dhoni to return to action in the upcoming series against South Africa, he made himself unavailable for this series too. Thus, there is absolutely no clarity over Dhoni’s future.
Reports suggest that the team-management does not want MS Dhoni to retire so that he can mentor his predecessor Rishabh Pant. But with MS Dhoni remaining away from the team, he has not been able to guide Pant.
And amidst all these, Kohli’s tweet has set the social media abuzz. Kohli posted a throwback picture to 2016 T20 World Cup earlier today with MS Dhoni. The picture showed him on his knees, as he celebrated after Dhoni hit the winning runs in the group game against Australia.
“A game I can never forget. Special night. This man, made me run like in a fitness test @msdhoni,” wrote Kohli.
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) September 12, 2019
However, the fans think that it was an indication about MS Dhoni’s imminent retirement.
Here’s how Twitter reacted to Kohli’s tweet:
MS Dhoni announced retirement I guess personally to Kohli on phone.
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) September 12, 2019
Ah #Dhoni trending, Kohli remembering a match out of the blue, a match that took place on 27th March 2016. No rhyme or reason to bring it up now.
Looks like the time has come. #Thala
— Gabbbar (@GabbbarSingh) September 12, 2019
— Mohit Srivastava (@MS_MohitSri) September 12, 2019
No! Really, No!
— ARVIND AKSHAY 🤘🏿 (@God_Of_Pot) September 12, 2019
— Nishant Sinha (@NishantSinha29) September 12, 2019
— Nikhil 🏏 (@CricCrazyNIKS) September 12, 2019
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