For the past few years, many cricket fans believed that MS Dhoni’s retirement is going to come after the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 and that winning the the cricket’s biggest tournament would be the perfect send off for him. Though India failed to win the World Cup, strong speculations linking to Dhoni’s retirement came up during the course of the tournament. Many even believed, there would be an official announcement after the India’s semi-final loss to New Zealand.
But with the speculation dying down, there hasn’t been much pointing towards an official announcement on the former captain’s retirement. But instead new rumours suggest that he might continue playing for at least another year. Sources from social media suggest that BCCI is looking to mange the work load on Mahendra Singh Dhoni for keeping him fit for the upcoming, long cricketing season. Dhoni has been continuously playing cricket for the last three months which also included leading Chennai Super Kings in the IPL. He also sustained a small back injury before the IPL but he wasn’t rested. Hence, managing work load is important if he is to continue playing for India.
A source from social media read, “MS Dhoni has been playing non stop cricket for the last 3 months, starting with leading @ChennaiIPL in IPL. He has been struggling with back, but didn’t let that affect his performance & then carried a finger injury in the second half of the tournament as well.”
“In fact, MS Dhoni has injured the hand again off the delivery he was run out against New Zealand. The selectors will look to give him some rest, looking at the packed international calendar for next year,” the source further added suggesting that Dhoni might play at least another year of international cricket.
The ICC T20 World Cup is scheduled in 2020 and it could act as a grand stage for MS Dhoni’s retirement if he wishes to.