I can easily go beyond the 2019 World Cup: MS Dhoni
Published - Mar 23, 2017 2:48 pm | Updated - Apr 27, 2018 4:47 pm
Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been in superb form lately. He led his state Jharkhand to the semi-finals of the Vijay Hazare Trophy and was in exquisite form with the bat. The fitness of MS Dhoni is never in question as he is one of the fittest players India has ever produced.
Dhoni was talking at the LAVA mobiles event in Delhi where he touched certain aspects of the game. The former Indian captain was asked about his fitness and how long he can carry on representing his country. Dhoni was quick to say that you cannot tell that because one injury and you may have to retire.
The interviewer, however, left the best question of the lot at the very end. He asked about the certainty of MS Dhoni playing the World Cup of 2019. MS Dhoni said that we are currently in 2017 and in two years anything can happen, captioning the schedule of the Indian cricket team. Dhoni also said that once you play cricket for over ten years you become a ‘vintage car’ and you have to look after your body.
Dhoni said, “There’s is nothing called 100 per cent. The reason being, two years is a long time. A lot can change in two years, especially seeing India Cricket Team’s schedule, it is a very tough schedule. Uske baad aap thode vintage car ban jate hai ( After that you become a Vintage car). A lot of caring is needed.”
Soon after stating this he said that anything can happen, one can suffer from ligament tear or your shoulders can give up and injuries can hold you back. But if none of that happens he might play even beyond the World Cup 2019.
“Looking at everything how it is going through, definitely. But as I said, a lot can happen in two years. Yes, the way I am today, I can easily go beyond the 2019 World Cup,” Dhoni confirmed.
There was a huge cheer after Dhoni finished his statement and that shows the love for this man. This will be a very good news for all the Dhoni fans in India. He will be the key to India’s success in the upcoming Champions Trophy in England as he has been in superb form lately.