Nobody has the right to tell him when to retire, says Shahid Afridi on MS Dhoni
Dhoni will next be in action in January 2019 for the ODI series in Australia.
Updated - Nov 24, 2018 9:42 am
There have been a lot of discussions about MS Dhoni in recent times. The former Indian captain struggled to deliver with the bat after the dream run in IPL 2018. There were several questions raised and he was also dropped from the T20I side for the Windies and Australia series. Furthermore, there have been a few demands arising about his retirement. However, former Pakistani skipper, Shahid Afridi has shut down all those critics with his latest statement.
Afridi, who is quite vocal about his opinions and thoughts backed MS Dhoni. He suggested that the wicket-keeper batsman’s presence is crucial for India in the World Cup 2019. The all-rounder stated that the former Indian captain doesn’t need any opinion from others regarding when he wants to retire from the game.
Dhoni doesn’t need to be guided by anyone else
One of Pakistan’s greatest all-rounders, Afridi said that no one else can do what MS Dhoni has done for Indian cricket thus far. These two cricketers have played quite a lot against each other and share a great rapport. Many cricketers from Pakistan are great friends with the 37-year-old and know what value he brings to the table.
Shahid Afridi further said that India’s chances will be bolstered if MSD is there in 2019 for the World Cup. “What Dhoni has done for team India nobody else can and nobody has the right to tell him when to retire. 2019 Dhoni needs to be there for India to have good chances” he said while speaking to Times Now.
With over 10,000 ODI runs, the Jharkhand gloveman is one of the most experienced cricketers in the Indian team. His inputs from behind the stumps are invaluable to the bowlers. Dhoni is expected to be back in the midst of things in January 2019 for the ODI series against Australia.