For a cricketer who led India to new heights in international cricket, Mahendra Singh Dhoni might have reached the twilight of his illustrious career, but his absence, amid an ongoing
sabbatical, has clearly left a void in the national team and fans wondering if he’ll ever return.
The 38-year-old almost sent India into the ICC World Cup final after coming agonisingly close to pulling off the miraculous run-chase against New Zealand in the tournament’s semifinal.
But, as India crashed out of the World Cup, the speculations on Dhoni’s retirement reached an all-time high.
The former Indian captain was expected to call time on his career soon after the World Cup but, months later, there is still no word on it.
Virat Kohli’s ‘Partner In Crime’ Photo Leaves Everyone Speculating MS Dhoni’s Return
He missed the T20I series against South Africa and then failed to make the cut for the limited-overs series against Bangladesh.
Recent media reports have also suggested that the Indian selectors have decided to move on from Dhoni, keeping in mind the next year’s World T20 in Australia.
But, while there may be no official word on Dhoni’s return to the playing field, cricket fans are busy speculating if they’ll ever see him in the Team India jersey.
On 20th November, Virat Kohli fuelled those speculations with a tweet regarding his “partner his crime” on Twitter.
Taking to the micro-blogging website, the Indian captain shared a photo of himself with another player during what appears to be a practice session.
The Delhi cricketer further asked the fans to identify the man in question by captioning the image: “Partners in crime.. Crime: stealing doubles from fielders at the boundary.
Former India captain MS Dhoni is an asset for any team – be it the Indian national cricket team or Chennai Super Kings (CSK).
Speculations about his retirement have been making the rounds and understandably so.
The 38-year-old has not played any international cricket since India’s heartbreaking loss to New Zealand in the ICC Cricket World Cup semi-finals.
Three-time Indian Premier League (IPL) champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on Friday released as many as five players and retained 20 players ahead of the players auction.
The MS Dhoni-led unit released three Indian and two England cricketers – Chaitanya Bishnoi, Dhruv Shorey, and Mohit Sharma David Willey and Sam Billings – on the deadline day for IPL franchises to state the list of retained and released players.
Billings was a part of the CSK squad which won the IPL in 2018 while making a comeback to the league and played ten matches for the side during his
The 38-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman has opted for a long sabbatical from the game since India’s exit from the World Cup.
During the break, he served in Indian Army’s Parachute Regiment in Kashmir valley where he performed duties ranging from patrolling to guarding the post.