MS Dhoni reveals for how long he will play cricket

India’s veteran wicket-keeper batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s last outing in competitive cricket came during the 2019 World Cup semifinal against New Zealand. Since then he hasn’t played high-level cricket. He was geared up to make a stellar comeback in the month of March during IPL 2020 but unfortunately, the league had to be suspended for an indefinite period of time due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Recently, the Board of Control for Cricket in India gave an official announcement that the tournament will start from September 19 onwards in what was a big sigh of relief for the cricket players and the fans.

With the route to IPL cleared as of now, MS Dhoni is expected to resume outdoor training next month. We all know how important he is for the team and he has no intention of retiring now. Ravi Shastri, Team India’s chief coach had earlier backed the veteran Dhoni to make a comeback for T20 World Cup tournament but the ICC event has been cancelled.

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MS Dhoni said he’ll play till he is outsmarting team’s fastest sprinter: Sanjay Manjrekar

Meanwhile, former India batsman Sanjay Manjrekar revealed that Dhoni had told him he would consider himself fit for international cricket until he is “beating the fastest sprinter in the team.”

Manjrekar said he had a chat with the two-time World Cup-winning former skipper over his future in international cricket during India skipper Virat Kohli’s wedding in 2017. “During Virat Kohli’s wedding, I had a little corner time with him and he said as long as ‘I am beating the fastest sprinter in the team, I am going to consider myself fit enough to be playing international cricket or playing high-level cricket’,” Manjrekar added

“People like Tendulkar, Dhoni, these are champion cricketers. Once they are on public stage, you will never see Dhoni ever on a public stage, like a cricket field, looking slightly unfit or unable to sprint or run…,” he said on Star Sports show Cricket Connected.

Manjrekar also reckoned MS Dhoni would make a good comeback in the IPL. “He is going to be very good and one of the reasons he is so successful and consistent in IPL as a batsman as opposed to international is that he knows that there are about four to five bowlers to handle,” Manjrekar said.

“There are some good ones and there are some not so good ones in the IPL. In international, you have got five quality bowlers, so he’s so good at picking out those guys and going after them,” added Manjrekar.

“So, as a batter, with MS Dhoni in the IPL, I don’t see much difference.”

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