MS Dhoni has given a lot of joy to Indian cricket lovers over the years. Thus, his continued absence from international cricket, since taking part in the 2019 World Cup semi-final against New Zealand in England, has been a worrying factor for many Dhoni fans.
MSD was all set to lead Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the IPL 2020 and also stake claim for a place in the national squad ahead of the forthcoming T20 World Cup. But with the 13th season of IPL postponed and the fate T20 World Cup in limbo due to the coronavirus pandemic, cricket fans are worried whether they will see their beloved Mahi in the India jersey again.
There have been rumours about his retirement in the past as well, and the similar thread was started on social media on Wednesday evening again. However, those following the former Indian captain knew that these were false rumours.
Dhoni’s wife, Sakshi, took to Twitter to give the rumour-mongers a piece of her mind.
“Its only rumours! I understand Lockdown has made people mentally unstable! #DhoniRetires .. Get a life!” Sakshi wrote on Twitter. However, just a few minutes later, she deleted the tweet.
Now, Dhoni’s childhood coach Keshav Banerjee has also rubbished the rumours of the legendary cricketer’s retirement.
During an interview with a news daily, Banerjee said that one should not go by social media as many things become ‘trends’, but end up as fake news. Banerjee then mentioned that he has no clue why people are after Dhoni because the latter is someone who will let everyone know when the time will come for him to take a call on his career. He then added that the veteran stumper is not the kind of person who will call up people and tell them that he is retiring because he knows how to do it.
Furthermore, Banerjee also added that when the two-times World Cup-winning skipper feels that the time has come, he will inform the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), call a proper press conference and do all the things that need to be done just like he had done by announcing his surprise retirement from Test cricket in December 2014.
Talking about the Ranchi-born cricketer’s comeback chances to the national team, Banerjee said that one will get to see in the IPL how fit Dhoni still is and he can play the T20 World Cup even if it is postponed or played next year.