'He is past his best' - Roger Binny feels MS Dhoni should start thinking about his retirement

‘He is past his best’ – Roger Binny feels MS Dhoni should start thinking about his retirement

Dhoni is all set to brace the field in the thirteenth edition of the IPL, where he will be leading Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the UAE.

MS Dhoni. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Former India skipper MS Dhoni hasn’t played any cricket since India’s exit from the semifinals of the 2019 World Cup on July 9. Amid his truancy from the sport, many speculations over his international future have been doing rounds over the internet. The Ranchi stalwart has kept mum about his future but many people believe that he might’ve played his last game for India.

However, a set of fans also believe that Dhoni still has a lot to offer to Indian cricket. Despite being 39, Dhoni remains as one of the match-winning players of the game. Former BCCI selector Roger Binny also heaped praise on Dhoni but opined that the veteran should start thinking about stepping aside and making way for youngsters.

Binny, who was one of the five national selectors when Dhoni was leading the Indian team in 2012, said that the wicketkeeper-batsman is past his best and he should assess whether he wants to continue or bid adieu to the sport.

MS Dhoni has lost a bit of fitness: Roger Binny

“Seeing him the last couple of seasons, he (MS Dhoni) is past the best cricket of his and what he’s capable of doing – turning around matches from losing positions, with sheer intelligence and power. And the way he motivated his players too. He’s lost a bit of fitness and there are younger players coming through the system. He’s past his best really, and he would be the right judge for that,” Binny told Sportskeeda.

Binny also highlighted that Dhoni was a down-to-earth person and it was a great experience to work with him. “One thing we admired MS Dhoni for was that he had great respect for past cricketers. He was a very down-to-earth person and had a lot of respect and time for cricketers. He’d come and discuss with you and tell you what he wanted.

“He was the man on the field and we had to give him what he wanted but he wouldn’t demand it. He’d speak with the Chairman and the selectors and we didn’t have any arguments or fights. It was excellent to work with him,” Binny added.

Dhoni is all set to brace the field in the thirteenth edition of the IPL, where he will be leading Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the UAE. Amid COVID-19 pandemic, the cash-rich league is set to start from September in the UAE.