Former Indian captain and wicketkeeper batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni should continue to play or retire, there are different opinions among the cricketers. The 38-year-old Dhoni has not played a match since the World Cup. He did not even play in the West Indies tour and limited overs series with South Africa.
The decision to retire should be left to Dhoni
Former opener Gautam Gambhir believes that the decision to retire should be left to Dhoni. Gambhir told the Indian Express, ‘I think the decision to retire is very personal. As long as you want to play, you are allowed to play, but you also have to look towards the future. I don’t think Dhoni will play the next World Cup.
It is not about Dhoni but to win the World Cup
Gambhir, a cricketer-turned-politician, said, ‘In such a situation, no matter who is the captain, whether Virat Kohli or anyone else, he should show courage that this player is not fit in future plans. Now the time has come for the work of polishing some young players for the next four-five years. Here it is not about Dhoni, but of the country. Have to win the World Cup.
Raina said- Dhoni can fit in T20 World Cup
At the same time, Suresh Raina, who is out of the Indian cricket team, believes that Dhoni can fit for the team in next year’s T20 World Cup. Raina told The Hindu, ‘Dhoni is fit now and a great wicketkeeper. He is the great finisher of this game. He can fit for the Indian team in next year’s T20 World Cup.
Dhoni knows when he will retire
Opener Shikhar Dhawan supported Raina’s views and said that as far as the future is concerned, only Dhoni should decide on this. Dhawan said in a TV show, ‘Dhoni has been playing for a long time. I think they know when to retire. This should be their decision. He has taken very important decisions for India so far and I am confident that when the time comes, he will take a decision on it.