Lata Mangeshkar, MS Dhoni

CWC 2019: Lata Mangeshkar requests MS Dhoni not to retire from international cricket

Bharat Ratna recipient and singing maestro Lata Mangeshkar has requested former Indian skipper MS Dhoni not to retire from international cricket.

After India’s shocking loss to New Zealand in the semi-final of ICC World Cup 2019 during which Dhoni played a fighting knock, many believed that it was his last international innings.


However, Mangeshkar requested the Indian wicketkeeper-batsman not to hang his boots as the country still needs him.

“Namaskar MS Dhoni ji. Aaj Kal main sun rahi hun ke Aap retire hona chahte hain. Kripaya aap aisa mat sochiye. Desh ko aap ke khel ki zaroorat hai aur ye meri bhi request hai ki Retirement ka vichar bhi aap mann mein mat laayiye.@msdhoni”

(I am hearing that you want to retire. Please don’t think like that. The country needs you. I request you to not entertain thoughts of retirement.),” tweeted the 89-year-old singer.


She also dedicated a motivational song written by Gulzar to the Indian cricket team.

“Kal bhalehi hum jeet na paaye ho lekin hum haare nahi hain.Gulzar sahab ka cricket ke liye likha hua ye geet main hamari team ko dedicate karti hun.”

(We might not have been able to win yesterday, but we have not lost. I dedicate this song by Gulzar sahab to our team).”

Rumours are doing the round that MS Dhoni will bid adieu to international cricket after the ongoing World Cup, but no official announcement has been made for the same.

During a post-match conference following India’s loss, when Virat Kohli was asked about Dhoni’s retirement and if ‘Captain Cool’ has spoken about his future plans, the Indian captain said, “No, he hasn’t told us anything about his future.”

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