MS Dhoni’s future remains amidst the clouds of uncertainty as many believe that the 38-year-old very much played his last game for his country. Steve Waugh feels that the players in the subcontinent have more leeway when it comes to retirement when compared to others.
Former Australian captain Steve Waugh praised his nation’s system of phasing out players and added that despite the status of the player, after a period of time you just had to move on.
Waugh was asked about the circumstances surrounding his own retirement 15 years ago which adhered the policy of Cricket Australia, to which he replied:
“It’s interesting. Australia definitely do that. It doesn’t matter who you are because you have got to move on”
The Australian legend also explained that the policies of the two nations cannot be compared. He added:
“Maybe in the subcontinent you get a bit more leeway with 1.4 billion people following you. People no more remain people. They become legends, Gods. It’s very hard to move on,”
“It becomes increasingly challenging when people get to a certain change. Mahendra Singh Dhoni you are referring to is still a great player,”