On Saturday, Indian player turned head coach Ravi Shastri has blasted the rumors surrounding the retirement of former India skipper MS Dhoni. Shastri has back Dhoni saying he is still good enough and no one should not push him into retirement.
Cricket fans in India were excited to see MSD return to competitive cricket as the Indian wicket-keeper last played cricket during India’s semi-final loss to New Zealand in the World Cup 2019 in England. He was set to return in action with IPL 2020. However with India under lockdown, IPL’s unlikely to happen in the current window.
“Is Dhoni still good enough to get into the Indian side? It is as simple as that. That should apply for anyone across the board. What I have seen of Dhoni, I still think he has a huge amount to offer to Indian cricket. Yes, there have been one or two occasions where he has got it wrong in run chases, like that World Cup game against England. But in general, Dhoni is still a really good talent,” Shastri said.
Ravi Shastri has backed the Indian wicketkeeper and World Cup-winning captain dubbing him a generation cricketer. HE also speaks as Dhoni is the only one who knows his mental state and in the end selectors pick.
“And be careful what you wish for because once Dhoni is gone, there is no getting him back. There are some legends of the game who are once in generation cricketers, don’t push him into retirement early. Only Dhoni knows his mental state and in the end selectors select,” he added.
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