'Determined to play the IPL': MS Dhoni's manager rubbishes rumours of him mulling retirement
Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s manager has refuted all rumours about the retirement of the former Indian skipper, saying that he had no plans to hang his boots as of now.
Dhoni’s manager Mihir Diwakar has claimed that the former is not thinking about retirement at all. He also said that the CSK captain is keen to play the IPL and has worked hard for it.
Dhoni has not played any form of cricket since India’s World Cup exit last year, and with no certainty regarding the IPL this year, Dhoni’s future had become a topic of debate.
“Being friends, we don’t talk about his cricket. But looking at him, he’s not all thinking about retirement,” Diwakar was quoted as saying by PTI.
“He has maintained his fitness regimen at his farmhouse and will start practice after the lockdown is lifted. Everything now depends on how fast the situation returns to normalcy,” said Diwakar.
“He is very determined to play the IPL. He has worked really hard for this. If you remember he was there in Chennai one month in advance before everything was shut down,” he added.
Ravi Shastri, India head coach, had also, earlier, stated that Dhoni would be in contention for the T20 World Cup later this year if he has a good IPL campaign. However, the veteran wicket-keeper batsman's return got delayed with the tournament getting postponed.
Coming from a small town Dhoni has made himself a big name in the intrenational cricket. He is considered one the most successful captains in the Indian cricketing history.
Dhoni used to captain the Indian national team in limited-overs formats from 2007 to 2016 and in Test cricket from 2008 to 2014. He has led India to 2007 ICC World Twenty20 victory, the 2010 and 2016 Asia Cup victories, the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup victory and the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy victory. He is also the present captain of Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League.
Dhoni is one of the few cricketers with more than 10,000 runs in ODIs. Experts deem Dhoni to be one of the best "finishers" in limited-overs formats in World Cricket. Many also regarded him as one of the best wicket-keepers in modern limited-overs international cricket.
Posted By: Tushar Kumar Laleria