Ganguly wants India to prepare for life beyond Dhoni
Former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly wants the Indian to team to get prepared for the retirement of their World Cup winning captain MS Dhoni.
India’s World Cup winning captain MS Dhoni is on the final edge of his International career. Post the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 there are many speculations going around his retirement. But the wicket-keeper batsman hasn’t opened anything so far on the issue.
In the meantime, former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly said that Indian team should prepare themselves for the post Dhoni retirement era from now on as it will be a much needed in the team’s perspectives.
“Indian cricket will have to get used to the fact that M.S. Dhoni won’t be playing forever and he won’t be around for too long. But I believe this decision has to be taken by Dhoni himself,” Sourav Ganguly told India Today.
“Every big player has to hang up his shoes. That’s sport. Look in football, Maradona had to quit. There hasn’t been a bigger player than him. Tendulkar, Lara, Bradman… everyone had to quit. This is the way the system has been and will be. So this scenario will come for MS as well,” Ganguly added.
At the same time, the former Indian captain added that it is MS Dhoni who has the rights to make a call on his retirement. He further added that players like him, Kohli and Sachin know that what will be the right time to hang their shoes.
“He is at that stage of his career where he has to evaluate where he stands. He has to decide if he can win matches for India… if he can continue to contribute like Dhoni, not someone else. Because with players like Dhoni, Virat Kohli, Sachin Tendulkar, till they play, there will be expectations that they will win matches.
I think Dhoni has to make this decision. Only a player knows how much fuel is left in the tank and how much of his match-winning ability is intact,” he concluded.