MS Dhoni gives a statement on his retirement plans

MS Dhoni

Former Indian captain MS Dhoni has been blowing hot and cold with the bat in the ongoing World Cup. However, the keeper is in not thought of retirement, as ABP news website reported. According to the report, MS Dhoni had told ABP news that he had no intention of retiring. However, he also added that some people wanted Dhoni to call it quits before the next match India plays.

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“I don’t know when I will retire. But a lot of people want me to retire before tomorrow’s game,” Dhoni told ABP News on Friday.

Earlier, the PTI had reported that India’s last match of this World Cup could well be the last game that Dhoni plays in the Indian blues.

“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 of the BCCI will be in the office till October this year. And post this World Cup, the committee might start the changeover process looking at the T20 World Cup next year.

The next committee which takes over will identify the possible and required changes required in the squads for the shortest format. However, the current selection committee does not want to discuss such sensitive issue while the Indian team still plays the World Cup.

Till now, Dhoni has scored 223 runs in 7 games at a strike rate upwards of 90. However, these numbers do not reflect his inability to striking big or rotating the strike.