Glenn McGrath Suggests MS Dhoni Should Not Retire

Published 06/19/2019, 1:19 PM EDT


Former Australian fast bowler, Glenn McGrath made a bold statement for MS Dhoni’s future in the Indian Cricket team. Glenn McGrath backs MS Dhoni to keep playing cricket even after the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.

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MS Dhoni, who is now 37, has been on the radar for the critics of cricket as he has lately been under the remand to retire as his stroke rate constantly came down from the past two years.

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However, during the IPL 2019, MS Dhoni proved that the spark inside him is still there. He also showed some glimpses of his old days as he thrashed 27 runs in just 14 balls against Australia at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.

Glenn McGrath, who was present in MS Dhoni’s hometown Ranchi to groom the young fast bowlers from Jharkhand.  He said in a statement as quoted by the Times of India. “There are talks of his retirement, but Dhoni should keep playing as long as he enjoys the game.”

Glenn McGrath is training fast bowlers in the home town of MS Dhoni. The Jharkhand State Cricket Association is obliged to have the legendary bowler on board to coach their players.

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“This is for the first time when an international player from foreign soil has come to Ranchi to help sharpen skills of Jharkhand bowlers. He would also impart training to bowling coaches of Jharkhand,” said JSCA secretary Debashish Chakraborty.

Glenn McGrath has taken 563 wickets in Test and 381 wickets in one-day international (ODIs). The Australian arrived in Ranchi on Saturday night from Mumbai and began the training session from Monday.

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MS Dhoni played his 341st ODI against Pakistan at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. The wicketkeeper-batsman and the winning captain of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 now become the second most capped Indian player in ODIs as he overtakes Rahul Dravid.

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