On Saturday, MS Dhoni officially called time on his glorious international career via a simple Instagram post. One of India’s most decorated skipper across formats has been the most trending cricketer in the previous 24 hours.
While several tributes have poured from cricketers around the globe, VVS Laxman has speculated MS Dhoni’s last game in competitive cricket.
From 2004 to 2019, MS Dhoni plied his trade in 90 Tests, 350 ODIs, and 98 T20Is. The 39-year old’s last game in the national colours was against New Zealand in the 2019 World Cup semi-final.
He dragged him to a battling fifty; however, despite his best efforts, India could not go past the finish line. Nevertheless, the Jharkhand cricketer will appear in the upcoming leg of the IPL for three-time champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK).
VVS Laxman reckons that the veteran’s farewell game will be whenever he plays his final match for CSK. He also thinks that as Sachin Tendulkar had his farewell at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, Dhoni would also have it at the Chepauk in Chennai.
“I think MS Dhoni’s farewell game will be whenever he plays his last match for CSK. And I can tell you for sure, just like the way Sachin had that farewell match at the Wankhede, I think the farewell match will be at the Chepauk,” Laxman said in the Star Sports’ show Cricket Connected.
VVS Laxman backs a packed ground at the Chepauk for MS Dhoni’s final game:
The mentor of Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) went on to state that cricketing fans around the world will be present for the final game of Dhoni whenever it takes place.
Under MS Dhoni, the yellow army has lifted the IPL trophy thrice and won the Champions League twice too. He came inches short the last time as well but lost to the Mumbai Indians by one run.
“And all the fans, not only at the ground, but around the world, not only the Indian fans but all the cricketing fans will be watching that last game of MS whenever that will happen,” the 45-year old added.