A question that has boggled the minds of every Indian cricket fan in the past 12 months is the future of Mahendra Singh Dhoni in the Indian cricket team. The former captain has not been in international duty since the 2019 World Cup, and the legendary wicket keeper batsman’s possibility of a retirement has only been associated with numerous rumours and speculations. However, a tweet on the subject recently took the netizens by storm before it was deleted, by none other than MS’s better half Sakshi!
While the 2020 IPL was looked upon as an answer to Dhoni’s future plans with the Men in Blue, the cash rich league has now been postponed due to the COVID-19 crisis, and the Indian cricket fandom still lacks an answer regarding Dhoni’s hiatus away from the 22 yards.
However, it was until yesterday that Sakshi had decided to open up on Twitter about the ‘rumours’ surrounding her husband’s career, as the hashtag ‘#DhoniRetires’ had started trending on the micro blogging website.
Although she quickly deleted the post on Twitter, it had already grabbed the attention of the Twitterati.
“Its only rumours ! I understand Lockdown has made people mentally unstable ! #DhoniRetires .. Get a life !” Mrs Dhoni had tweeted on Wednesday.
Dhoni was preparing for this year’s IPL season, and had already started his training sessions with Chennai Super Kings, the franchise that he captains. Even Ravi Shastri, the head coach of Team India had indicated the 13th IPL season as the final answer to Dhoni’s indefinite hiatus. Unfortunately, with the suspension of cricket in the novel Coronavirus pandemic, the answer still remains unknown for the fanbase.
However, the former skipper has not been out of touch with his supporters even in the lock down. From a flock of crowd gathering around Dhoni riding his Harley Davidson Fat Boy cruiser motorcycle in Ranchi, to enjoying some quality father daughter time with his little girl Ziva, fans are pretty up to date on the 38 year old’s lifestyle in the lock down, even though his future with Team India is still unknown.