5 Times MS Dhoni kept mum in front of media
Dhoni went on to prove his mettle in all forms of the game and his staggering record speaks for his class.
Updated - Apr 13, 2020 2:21 pm
MS Dhoni’s story in international cricket is nothing less than a saga. Who would have known that a long-haired wicketkeeper with an orthodox batting technique would go on and establish himself as one of the best skippers to have played the sport. The Ranchi-born player, after Sourav Ganguly, emerged as one of the best captains that India ever had.
From leading a young brigade in T20 World Cup 2007 to helping India lift their second World Cup trophy in 2011– MS Dhoni etched his name into record books as one of the most prolific skippers in the history in Indian cricket. Moreover, he had an impressive record with his bat and gloves too. Despite having an unorthodox technique, Dhoni went on to prove his mettle in all forms of the game and his staggering record speaks for his class. Over 10,000 runs in ODIs showcase his class in the limited-overs cricket.
Despite being in the latter stage of his career, Dhoni is still regarded as one of the best finishers in the sport. Amid all the retirement rumours through which the former Indian skipper is currently going through, Dhoni is considered as a one-of-a-kind player which Indian cricket has ever produced.
Dhoni was set to lead Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2020 but the coronavirus outbreak has put the tournament to a halt. Along with boasting an impressive career which spans more than a decade, Dhoni also had to deal with several controversies during his stint with the national side. However, the ‘Captain Cool’ has either dodged controversies or keep mum in front of the media. Here, we discuss five such instances when Dhoni decided to keep his mouth shut in front of the media.
Here are such five instances:
1. MS Dhoni’s retirement rumours
The former Indian skipper last donned the Indian jersey in the semi-final of ICC World Cup 2019 where the Men in Blue suffered a thumping defeat against New Zealand. Since then, Dhoni hasn’t featured in any India matches and that has fueled his retirement rumours. Many reports have surfaced that the 38-year-old has already played his last game for India and he’ll be announcing his retirement soon.
However, the wicketkeeper-batsman has not uttered a word in front of the media about his future. Dhoni has never been vocal about his retirement plans as many fans are still eager to see him don the Indian jersey in T20 World Cup 2020. India head coach Ravi Shastri had also stated that Dhoni needs to perform in IPL 2020 to make his national comeback.
However, due to the commencement of IPL 2020 in jeopardy, the future of Dhoni looks bleak and the prolific batsman has never revealed his retirement plans to the media yet. Many pundits have opined that Dhoni has called it quits and is never anticipated to don the national colours in future. But the fate of Dhoni’s career and information about his retirement still remains a secret. Moreover, his exclusion from BCCI’s annual contract list has multiplied Dhoni’s retirement speculations.