Should MS Dhoni retire soon? Ramiz Raja shares his opinion
He is currently playing the five-match ODI series against Windies.
Updated - Oct 31, 2018 12:45 pm
Indian wicketkeeper-batsman MS Dhoni hasn’t had the best of times in international cricket of late. He has been pretty impressive with the gloves behind the wickets and as a mentor to Virat Kohli, the Indian captain. However, his abilities with the bat in hand have been on the wane and many have raised questions over his position in the national team.
Recently, the 37-year-old has been dropped from the T20I squad for the series against Windies and Australia. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), later went on to mention that the somewhat tough decision to sideline the experienced campaigner from the shortest format, was taken after Rohit Sharma and Indian captain Virat Kohli’s approval.
Raja confident about Dhoni
He is currently playing the five-match ODI series against Windies, which India are leading 2-1 after their win in Mumbai with one match remaining in Thiruvananthapuram. In the meantime, Ramiz Raja, the former Pakistani captain, reckons the Jharkhand-born cricketer hasn’t run out of gas by any stretch of the imagination and still has a fighting spirit left in him.
The retired batsman said that the supporters are yet to see the end of him. Moreover, he remarked that Dhoni won’t let his greatness go easily and in a bid to do so, he must have intensified his training and might be working on creating a new model. Moreover, he urged the supporters to be patient with Dhoni as his transformation may take two to three months.
The World Cup in England and Wales is scheduled to start on May 30 and India are the two-time champions of the mega event. Despite Dhoni’s poor run of form, he is expected to be a vital cog in their setup. He may also return for the ODI series against Australia and New Zealand. Prior to the 50-overs event, India will take part in nine more One Day Internationals.