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The right time for Dhoni to retire from international cricket

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I am a Dhoni fan (not a die hard fan though) .... Have supported him since he started out .... His end as far as international career is concerned is probably nearer than what many of us would like to think .... He deserves a good send off and what better to do it than a series in Ind with all the fans cheering for him 

 

I realize that he wants to play WC19 but Ind is not a hot favorite for the event. If it fails, a part of the blame would fall on his shoulders, impacting his legacy. Why plan on becoming a/the scapegoat? A wise man should have an exit strategy. Below is Ind's upcoming LOI schedule:

 

  • Asia Cup in Sept
  • vs WI in Ind in Oct-Nov 
  • vs Aus and NZ in Nov-Feb
  • vs Aus in Ind in Feb-Mar
  • ODI World Cup in May-Jul

 

Looking at the above, WI tour appears to be the best bet to sign off with fanfare and likely on a winning note :dontknow:  .... He can continue as long as he wants in IPL, which is what matters at the end of the day .... He should do a Cook and announce the WI series to be his last so the fans can start preparing for his farewell 

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Just now, zen said:

This is not about crying over the split milk. He did not retire but will have to sooner or later so this is about determining the right exit strategy for him :lol:

 

Well the right exit strategy for him is

a)selectors should go a spine and kick him out-Not happening

b)He discovers shame and calls it a day- Not happening either

 

So we are stuck with him till 2019 WC or even the 2020 WT20.

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2 minutes ago, Global.Baba said:

Well the right exit strategy for him is

a)selectors should go a spine and kick him out-Not happening

b)He discovers shame and calls it a day- Not happening either

 

So we are stuck with him till 2019 WC or even the 2020 WT20.

By 2020 he will be 40 years old Baba he already is useless in t20 format anyway 

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9 minutes ago, zen said:

This is not about crying over the split milk. He did not retire but will have to sooner or later so this is about determining the right exit strategy for him :lol:

 

Sorry to say, He doesnt deserve a exit strategy. Great respect to him, but he should simply say bye bye.

I can understand that he may want to avenge CT defeat, but what if he nay end up contributing to one more defeat

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1 minute ago, Global.Baba said:

He is already 40+. shouldn't have been in the 2019 WC squad but did it change anything? He will play the 2020 WT20,mark my words.(if it is left to him)

Don’t you think somewhere Virat and Shastri are responsible for him in the squad as @mishra bhai mentioned that he runs up to MSD for advice after every over personally the team is not Dhoni’s property that he decides to exit whenever he wants.

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1 minute ago, mishra said:

Sorry to say, He doesnt deserve a exit strategy. Great respect to him, but he should simply say bye bye.

I can understand that he may want to avenge CT defeat, but what if he nay end up contributing to one more defeat

But he is not going to hang up his boots on his own accord atm. So what better way to entice him than a farewell series in India vs WI, where he can sign off potentially on the winning note .... And making him aware of the prospect of him being turned in to a/the scapegoat if Ind fails to do well in WC19  :lol: .... Yuv lost many fans after that inning vs SL in T20 WC final 

 

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1 minute ago, zen said:

But he is not going to hang up his boots on his own accord atm. So what better way to entice him than a farewell series in India vs WI, where he can sign off potentially on the winning note .... And making him aware of the prospect of him being turned in to a/the scapegoat if Ind fails to do well in WC19  :lol: .... Yuv lost many fans after that inning vs SL in T20 WC final 

 

Pr of Dhoni is very strong compared to Yuvi.

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4 minutes ago, Switchblade said:

Don’t you think somewhere Virat and Shastri are responsible for him in the squad as @mishra bhai mentioned that he runs up to MSD for advice after every over personally the team is not Dhoni’s property that he decides to exit whenever he wants.

Yes, But @mishra doesnt respect either Kohli or Shashtri. Because they have contributed nothing but disappointment.

MSD is different class. He should simply say , enough is enough. 

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5 minutes ago, zen said:

But he is not going to hang up his boots on his own accord atm. So what better way to entice him than a farewell series in India vs WI, where he can sign off potentially on the winning note .... And making him aware of the prospect of him being turned in to a/the scapegoat if Ind fails to do well in WC19  :lol: .... Yuv lost many fans after that inning vs SL in T20 WC final 

 

I can only see him retiring if Kohli retires from captaincy. Asia cup under Rohit may be a step towards that 

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He is already 40+. shouldn't have been in the 2019 WC squad but did it change anything? He will play the 2020 WT20,mark my words.(if it is left to him)
He won't retire soon TBF.
He might even play the 2021 one and then retire at 45

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36 minutes ago, Yoda-esque said:

Retirement is his prerogative.Its up to the selectors to make their decision.

It is but because he is a “legend”, fans want to give him an opportunity to go on his terms first .... as we know if he is “dropped”, it is likely curtains for him as far as int cricket is concerned 

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All: Dhoni is useless in ODIs, people expect more from his role

Dhoni Fans: Well, He comes at #5 or #6, we should fix the batsman above him. He's doing his role while keeping wickets and also getting spinner's wickets.

 

All: Pandya is useless in Tests, people expect more from him

Pandya Fans: Well.. You catch my drift

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Growing up some of us have seen nothing but poverty upclose. It is hard for us to let go. Dhoni now has enough money and has to make a personal decision what he thinks is right for him. He is not helping his image by lingering on.

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Stop with your delusions people. He's not going anywhere. He should have been stripped off the captaincy after the WC loss and dropped a year later to groom young wicket keepers.

 

Our selectors and idiotic "15 years best team" captain/coach are spineless to do the right thing and push this deadweight out. If lords booing wasn't enough i don't know what will make him leave out on his own.

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15 hours ago, coffee_rules said:

All: Dhoni is useless in ODIs, people expect more from his role

Dhoni Fans: Well, He comes at #5 or #6, we should fix the batsman above him. He's doing his role while keeping wickets and also getting spinner's wickets.

 

All: Pandya is useless in Tests, people expect more from him

Pandya Fans: Well.. You catch my drift

:lol: .... note that they are at a different stages of their career so not an accurate comparison 

 

accurate compariosion would be: 

 

Novices: Sehwag and Dhoni (esp when they started out) don’t have the technique to be successful in tests .... Jaffar, Saba Karim, Chopra, etc are better 

 

Insightful Fans: they can be .... both went on to become ATGs in their respective categories 

 

 

Novices: Pandya is this and that. 6th batsman blah blah 

 

Insightful Fans: ....

 

 

:p:

 

 

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Dhoni should play till 2027

 

 

He can run like a cheetah

He can stand like a 27 year old

He can sit like a 18 year old 

He can lie down like a 10 year old

He is the real captain when we win 

He bats like a 80 year old these days

 

5  out of 6  isn't bad   !

 

You can't have it all.

 

 

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