“MS Dhoni knows what’s best for him”: Kumar Sangakkara has his say on former Indian captain’s future

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MS Dhoni, Kumar Sangakkara (Image Source: ICC)

The speculation over MS Dhoni’s future in international cricket is in full swing for over a year now. Dhoni last played for India in the 2019 ICC World Cup semi-final against New Zealand.


The Ranchi-born was desperately waiting for the 13th edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) to assess his performance before arriving at any conclusions on whether or not to play T20 World Cup.

Now since the T20 World Cup has been shifted to 2021, uncertainty looms over the future of former skipper.


While speaking to Harsha Bhogle on Cricbuzz, former Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara added his thoughts on this topic and stated that “Dhoni knows what’s best for him.”

“It changes from player to player. Sometimes, retirement does not require an official statement or a press release. Some cricketers just step aside and leave the arguing, speculation and everything else to others,” Sangakkara said.

“I believe MS Dhoni is a person who’d like others to argue upon what he should be doing. He very well knows what’s best for him,” he added.


On being asked on Dhoni’s comeback, the legendary Sri Lankan cricketer said that the former would leave this decision to selectors.

“For MS, he will leave the decision of him being selected or not to the selectors. He respects the system that he will leave it up to others. He may decide to make a formal statement about his future but I think he is very secure about who he is, his cricket, his family,” Sangakkara remarked.

“Don’t think he will care much whether he gets picked for India or not. He will be happy playing just for Chennai Super Kings and you will suddenly find him not turning up for training for Chennai. That is when you will realize that Dhoni has decided to retire completely. Everyone’s different.”


The 42-years-old further added that Dhoni is a confident man who knows what works for him.

“I think MS is an individual who is secure and confident in who he is and how he makes his decisions. He knows what’s best for him, his team and his country,” Sangakkara concluded.


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