Sakshi quashes rumours of MS Dhoni’s retirement
Dhoni was expected to lead CSK in the IPL this season and also stake claim for a place in the squad for the T20 World Cup. But with the IPL postponed and the fate T20 World Cup in limbo due to the coronavirus pandemic, fans are worried whether they will see their beloved Mahi in the India jersey again.Updated: May 28, 2020 13:48 IST
Mahendra Singh Dhoni has given a lot of joy to Indian cricket faithfuls over the years. Thus, his continued absence from international cricket, since taking part in the ICC World Cup semi-final against New Zealand last year, has been a worrying factor for many Dhoni and Indian cricket fans. Dhoni was expected to lead CSK in the IPL this season and also stake claim for a place in the squad for the T20 World Cup. But with the IPL postponed and the fate T20 World Cup in limbo due to the coronavirus pandemic, 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 similar thread was started on social media on Wednesday evening again. However, those following the former Indian captain ardently maintained 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 ! (sic),” Sakshi wrote on Twitter.
However, just a few minutes after posting the tweet, she deleted it.
This is not the first time Sakshi has had to step in and refute reports of Dhoni’s retirement. In September last year, she had taken to social media and rubbished rumours surrounding Dhoni’s future.
“It’s called rumours,” Sakshi had tweeted.
Speculations over Dhoni’s retirement have been in the news ever since the 2019 World Cup where the veteran wicketkeeper-batsman played his last game against New Zealand in the semi-final which India lost.
Dhoni’s return to professional cricket was expected to be one of main highlights of the 2020 season of the Indian Premier League. It was believed that his performance in IPL 13 would decide his fate as far as Team India is concerned.
However, with IPL 13 currently suspended indefinitely and T20 World Cup looking all set to be postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic, chances of him donning the Indian jersey again seems bleak.
(With IANS input)