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‘There’s nothing left for him to achieve,’ MS Dhoni gets another supporter in chess wizard Viswanathan Anand

Dhoni, who is in the middle of a two-month sabbatical which will end later this month, has also not been included for the T20 series against South Africa beginning September 15.

cricket Updated: Sep 12, 2019 16:54 IST
Press Trust of India
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File photo of MS Dhoni at 2019 Cricket World Cup.
File photo of MS Dhoni at 2019 Cricket World Cup.(Action Images via Reuters)
         

Chess wizard Viswanathan Anand says it is totally MS Dhoni’s prerogative to take a call on his retirement and the former captain can go out a content man after having achieved everything in his career. India’s semi-final exit at the ICC World Cup earlier this year has led to speculations about the veteran stumper’s retirement, but the man himself has preferred to stay quiet and took a break from cricket to serve his regiment in Territorial Army.

Dhoni, who is in the middle of a two-month sabbatical which will end later this month, has also not been included for the T20 series against South Africa beginning September 15.

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“He (Dhoni) knows what’s the right decision for him. But I think nothing is left behind or on the table for him,” Anand told PTI from Chennai.

“He has a phenomenal fan following. He had achieved everything which he had set out to achieve. He has won India two World Cups (2007 World T20 and 2011 ODI World Cup) as captain. He has been a great captain. No one can decide (when to quit) better than him.

“He is obviously in the best position to know what he wants to do. But if he quits, there’s nothing left for him to achieve. He has had a remarkable career,” the five-time world chess champion said.

First Published: Sep 12, 2019 16:53 IST