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[REPORTS] MS Dhoni likely to retire after India's last world cup match

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It is the worst kept secret in Indian cricket right now but India’s last match in the ongoing World Cup, in all likelihood, will also be Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s last game in India colours. If India qualify for the finals and go on to win the World Cup on July 14 at the Lord’s, it would be ideal setting for a fitting farewell to one of the legends of Indian cricket.

 

“You never know with MS Dhoni. But it is unlikely that he will continue to play for India after this World Cup. But since his decisions to quit captaincy from the three formats have been taken so suddenly, it is very difficult to predict at the moment,” a senior BCCI official told PTI on condition of anonymity.

 

The current selection committee, which is likely to stay till the October AGM, will obviously start the changeover process looking at the ICC World T20 in Australia next year.

 

When the new selection committee takes over from the incumbents, the possible replacements for the shorter formats will be identified with reasonable time left for the World T20s.

 

However, with India qualifying for the semi-finals at the World Cup here, neither the team management nor the BCCI wants to talk about sensitive issue.

Dhoni has scored 223 runs in seven games at a decent strike rate of 93 plus if one goes by the scorecards but what they don’t reflect is his inability to rotate the strike and strike big.

Some have attributed it to the lack of intent and some have pointed out the his waning capabilities as a finisher, something that had once made him a top short format player in the world.

With the likes of Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly also being critical of his approach, the team management knows only too well that they can’t carry their “beloved captain” beyond the marquee tournament.

His on-field contribution is still immense as every player who has appeared for media interactions has pointed out.

 

“The team management had to take a call in 2017 after the Champions Trophy. They decided that they will invest another two years in Dhoni till the 2019 World Cup. India have reached the semi-finals despite his lukewarm performances so he has been carefully shielded,” a former India player said.

“No one can ask him to retire but obviously he has got the drift that post World Cup, things won’t be the same,” he said.

 

 

https://www.hindustantimes.com/cricket/india-s-last-world-cup-2019-match-could-be-ms-dhoni-s-last-for-team-india/story-96rGtJKwNycpBUMmKcqFTM.html

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A fine play on sentimental indians.. retire ho raha hai.. nice way to bounce off blame or pressure.. great PR..

 

For dhonis sake I hope he rekindles the form of yore or the bowlers /virat-rohit step up in big way to ensure dhoni contribution is not required. Else legacy is ruined..

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1 minute ago, prasen82 said:

A fine play on sentimental indians.. retire ho raha hai.. nice way to bounce off blame or pressure.. great PR..

 

For dhonis sake I hope he rekindles the form of yore or the bowlers /virat-rohit step up in big way to ensure dhoni contribution is not required. Else legacy is ruined..

Exactly..all stage set for him fluffing big time in knockouts games.. then his asinine pans will comeout with asinine logic that he had won u 2011 worldcup.. don't troll a legend.. nd many of us will be getting melancholic on his retirement nd indias lose will make less news... Lets just hope virat, rohit nd bumrah can avoid the unavoidable..

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If he costs India the World Cup with a poor semi or a poor Final, he should stay in England. They will crucify him on his return.

 

The only way all will be forgiven unconditionally is if performs a heroic match winning innings to win one or both finals.

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This is gimmick to gain sympathy..Buddha did same against England last year by taking ball from the umpire and his PR start circulating the news about it and there was some news about Dhoni doing press conference at 4 PM(Which never occured):phehe:. This was just to cover how awfully that guy performed in that series.

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1 hour ago, Austin 3:!6 said:

a senior BCCI official told PTI on condition of anonymity.

Poor from the BCCI official. Release gossip news which may turn disastrous on team morale. I still remember Ponting announced/forced to announce his retirement before his last test. This news made the players emotional and disturbed the focus on the game. It also added to the pressure on the rest of his teammates. Result - Aus lost the test and series 1-0 to SA. This news was not required at this moment. Hope the team stays away from the news. It needs to focus on the world cup.

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2 minutes ago, asterix said:

The Team must be upbeat by this leaked news. They must be looking forward to that day to get rid of this dead weight...

You sure Kohli would be upbeat after all he persisted with washed up has been since 2017.

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1 hour ago, Austin 3:!6 said:

Misbah played at 40...so why cant Thala?

Their team was rubbish with passengers in the side due to which Misbah looked good. We have ample replacements it's not like everything depends on Dhoni. 

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15 minutes ago, Switchblade said:

You sure Kohli would be upbeat after all he persisted with washed up has been since 2017.

Yes. He never thought that he'll have to give explainations in every post match interviews of the batting exploits of Thala (while Thala himself having a good time with his deciples)...

Also the deal was upto the WC2019. They all know it and prepared for it.

 

Secret: Thala will retire without WC 2019 Cup the way he is batting in the middle overs :secret:

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Just now, Switchblade said:

Bro why does Harbhajan keeps defending him not able to get it he always tries to big up this finished finisher now he is defending him again 

 

Bhajji is Thala's CSK employee... So there...

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2 minutes ago, asterix said:

Yes. He never though that he'll have to give explainations in every post match interviews of the batting exploits of Thala (while Thala himself having a good time with his deciples)...

Also the deal was upto the WC2019. They all know it and prepared for it.

 

Secret: Thala will retire without WC 2019 Cup the way he is batting in the middle overs :secret:

It's quite obvious don't see India winning the WC with middle ordee being full of passengers but blame goes to Vk for that for persisting with Old players. 

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23 minutes ago, Switchblade said:

Bro why does Harbhajan keeps defending him not able to get it he always tries to big up this finished finisher now he is defending him again 

 

Maybe because Bhajji also plays for CSK?

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2 hours ago, Austin 3:!6 said:

It is the worst kept secret in Indian cricket right now but India’s last match in the ongoing World Cup, in all likelihood, will also be Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s last game in India colours. If India qualify for the finals and go on to win the World Cup on July 14 at the Lord’s, it would be ideal setting for a fitting farewell to one of the legends of Indian cricket.

 

“You never know with MS Dhoni. But it is unlikely that he will continue to play for India after this World Cup. But since his decisions to quit captaincy from the three formats have been taken so suddenly, it is very difficult to predict at the moment,” a senior BCCI official told PTI on condition of anonymity.

 

The current selection committee, which is likely to stay till the October AGM, will obviously start the changeover process looking at the ICC World T20 in Australia next year.

 

When the new selection committee takes over from the incumbents, the possible replacements for the shorter formats will be identified with reasonable time left for the World T20s.

 

However, with India qualifying for the semi-finals at the World Cup here, neither the team management nor the BCCI wants to talk about sensitive issue.

Dhoni has scored 223 runs in seven games at a decent strike rate of 93 plus if one goes by the scorecards but what they don’t reflect is his inability to rotate the strike and strike big.

Some have attributed it to the lack of intent and some have pointed out the his waning capabilities as a finisher, something that had once made him a top short format player in the world.

With the likes of Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly also being critical of his approach, the team management knows only too well that they can’t carry their “beloved captain” beyond the marquee tournament.

His on-field contribution is still immense as every player who has appeared for media interactions has pointed out.

 

“The team management had to take a call in 2017 after the Champions Trophy. They decided that they will invest another two years in Dhoni till the 2019 World Cup. India have reached the semi-finals despite his lukewarm performances so he has been carefully shielded,” a former India player said.

“No one can ask him to retire but obviously he has got the drift that post World Cup, things won’t be the same,” he said.

 

 

https://www.hindustantimes.com/cricket/india-s-last-world-cup-2019-match-could-be-ms-dhoni-s-last-for-team-india/story-96rGtJKwNycpBUMmKcqFTM.html

Get lost shameless person.... hope he doesn't screw us in remaining game now it is eveident that he will be kicked out after wc.

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54 minutes ago, Switchblade said:

Bro why does Harbhajan keeps defending him not able to get it he always tries to big up this finished finisher now he is defending him again 

 

Youtube channel..There are so many dhonitards in India..Easy subscribers..Specially now Dhonitards are in search of some expert who can defend him.Bhajji's videos keep them in denial.

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17 minutes ago, New guy said:

The news being shown in various media is that he has been asked to retire after his display versus england

That's even more good news. I expect that sort of backlash anyway. He and Kohli will get even more munumental backlash when they fail to win the cup (it's not right to expect the team to win every match and every title, but the expectations is very high now and Dhoni batting effort will result in huge backsh for himself and Kohli)...

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1 hour ago, Switchblade said:

Bro why does Harbhajan keeps defending him not able to get it he always tries to big up this finished finisher now he is defending him again 

 

Ipl captain .

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