Sehwag makes a huge comment on Dhoni’s future
MS Dhoni’s future in the limited-overs format has been the centre of attention in the cricket fraternity soon after India’s exit from the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. There were widespread speculations over MS Dhoni’s retirement and the legend himself told that he doesn’t really know when he will retire from cricket.
“I don’t know when I will retire from cricket. Some people want me to retire before next match (World Cup) against Sri Lanka,” Dhoni was quoted as saying by ABP News during the ICC Cricket World Cup tournament in England.
Despite all the talking point about MS Dhoni’s future, former India opener Virender Sehwag believes it should be entirely left on MS Dhoni to decide his future and to when to call it quits from the game.
Dhoni should decide when to leave: Sehwag
Sehwag said that the selectors should notify MS Dhoni about his future as India’s squad for West Indies is set to be announced. “It should be left to Dhoni to decide when to hang his boots,” Sehwag said during a panel discussion on a news channel.
“The duty of the selectors is to reach out to Dhoni and inform him that he is no more being seen as India’s wicket-keeper batsman going forward,” he added.
Dhoni came under fire recently for his strategy during the World Cup 2019. Shockingly, even cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar questioned MS Dhoni’s approach during the game. However, the 2011 World Cup-winning captain was backed by his skipper Virat Kohli.
Dhoni did not miss even a single match in the World Cup 2019 where he scored two half-centuries, notching up the highest score of unbeaten 56.
During India’s semi-final clash over New Zealand, the decision to send MS Dhoni at No.7 after losing early wickets faced a huge backlash from the former cricketers, with many calling it to be a “tactical mistake” as it shouldn’t have happened in an elite tournament.
MS Dhoni scored a half-century in the semi-final coming lower-down the order and also constructed over a 100-run stand with Ravindra Jadeja. But unfortunately, he couldn’t steer his team past the finishing line as he was run out by Martin Guptill.
The experienced campaigner has played 350 ODIs where he essayed as many as 10,773 runs at an average of 50.57, with a high score of 183* against Sri Lanka.