5 Players who might be playing their last Champions Trophy
With the tournament not taking place next until the end of 2021, these 5 players may not be around by then
Published - May 30, 2017 8:05 pm | Updated - Jun 17, 2017 4:24 pm
The Champions Trophy is almost a mini-World Cup and chances are hard to come by for the players. In the given opportunity, the players have to prove their worth for a place in the tournament that happens once in four years.
With the tournament not taking place next until the end of 2021, most of the players would either retire by that time or would be dead and buried by the team due to their inconsistent form. It is also tough for the players aged 33 and 34 to maintain fitness and stamina for a very long time in the high-intensity of the 50-over format.
Lets’ look at five years who might be playing their last Champions Trophy of their career:
#1 MS Dhoni- India
Arguably, one of the best wicket-keepers to play the game of cricket, MS Dhoni has progressed from another wicket-keeper to becoming the role model for the future wicket-keepers. He is also one amongst the most successful captains in World Cricket, with Australia’s Ricky Ponting the only one ahead of the former Indian skipper.
The right-hander made his Champions Trophy debut in the 2006 edition, where he was just another novice keeper-batsman. It was not until 2009, where MS Dhoni got all the fame and appreciation that he deserved having already led the country to a World Cup victory. The former Indian skipper became the first captain to win all the major trophies by ICC when he won the Champions Trophy at England in the year 2013.