MS Dhoni, the former skipper, is always in limelight despite the fact that he has not played cricket for quite a long time now. Mahi was supposed to make a comeback with the IPL 2020 but the tournament got postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The right handed batsman played last for the Indian team in the 2019 ICC World Cup semi-final match in which India was defeated by New Zealand. Many former Indian cricketers are of the opinion that Dhoni will soon take retirement and there is no chance of him making a comeback in the Indian squad as he has not played any match for long.
However, Dhoni’s manager Mihir Diwakar who is also his childhood friend confirmed that Mahi is not even thinking of retirement.
According to Mihir, Dhoni is working pretty hard on his fitness as he is very much determined to play the IPL. He also says that Dhoni was training in Chennai when the lockdown was announced. He further adds that Mahi is maintaining his fitness level by working out at his farm and he will also return to the nets once the things get back to normal.
The skipper of Chennai Super Kings also celebrated his birthday a couple of days ago and Mihir told that he had a quiet birthday with his family. If he is to be believed, nothing special was done on Dhoni’s birthday and only his family members were present at the occasion.
Mihir told that he talked to Mahi past midnight and it was just usual talks, adding that as they are friends, they don’t talk about cricket. But Mihir assured that Dhoni is not at all thinking of taking retirement at the moment.
MS Dhoni is the second most successful skipper of the IPL as Chennai Super Kings has won the IPL title three times under his leadership. Mumbai Indians has won the IPL title four times under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma.
BCCI is planning to organize the IPL 2020 later this year in September-October and if the situation of the coronavirus pandemic doesn’t improve in the country by that time, the board may organize it in some other country such as Sri Lanka or UAE.
However, the bigger question is whether Dhoni will be back in the Indian cricket team or not. What do you think? Let us know your views in this connection.