MS Dhoni takes a hilarious dig at his retirement rumours with a quirky comment
The veteran is aware of all the happenings around him.
Published - Jan 19, 2019 10:42 am | Updated - Jan 19, 2019 12:17 pm
MS Dhoni once again gave a glimpse of his brilliant sense of humour after starring for India in the third and final ODI against Australia on Friday. The veteran batsman rolled back the years by mastering yet another chase as India beat Australia by seven wickets to seal the series 2-1. Courtesy of the win, India registered their first-ever bilateral ODI series win on the Australian soil.
Dhoni scored his third successive half-century to guide the Men in Blue to the win. The 37-year old, who was dropped twice in his innings and could have been run out too, made 87 not out as he combined with Kedar Jadhav (61 not out) to take the team over the line with four balls remaining. Dhoni finished the series as India’s top run-scorer, scoring 193 runs and walked away with the Man of the Series award. In doing so, he became the oldest Indian player to win the award.
But before taking the award, MS Dhoni gave his fans something more to cheer about with his hilarious comment. With the match ball in his hand, Dhoni was shaking hands with his teammates and coaching staff. However, when batting coach Sanjay Bangar came in front of him, Dhoni handed the ball to him and hilariously said, “Ball uthaya toh bolega retirement ke liye uthaya hai ye to (If I keep the ball everyone will start saying I am retiring).”
It should be remembered that Dhoni had sparked retirement rumours after taking the ball from the umpire following the third ODI against last year. He had performed miserably in that series and many felt that Dhoni was about to bring down curtains on his career. Later, head coach Ravi Shastri had quashed the speculations.
Here’s the video:
See #Dhoni when gave ball to the coach and said " Ball lelo nahi to bolega retirement lerahe ho" 😂
even even #Dhoni wants to play more. #AUSvIND #INDvAUS #Chahal #Jadhav #WhistlePodu@ChennaiIPL pic.twitter.com/B5dMVQEzhR
— Lakshay Rohilla 🧢🇮🇳 (@lakshayrohilla3) January 18, 2019
Happy to bat at any position
Meanwhile, MS Dhoni said he is happy to bat any position after his MCG masterclass. India promoted Dhoni at number four for the series-decider and he completely repaid the faith with a match-winning knock. But while many feel the number four spot suits his current style of play, Dhoni does not have any problem in batting at any spot.
“It is not about where you want to bat; I am happy to bat at any number and after playing for 14 years I can’t say that I don’t want to bat at number six and want to bat at four,” he said at the post-match presentation.
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