MS Dhoni is one of the most loved cricketers of India and his fans are presently very angry with Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) as it has not included the wicketkeeper-batsman in its annual contract list. The rumours regarding Dhoni’s retirement have been doing rounds for a long time now but Dhoni has chosen to remain mum on this matter.
The last match that Dhoni played for India was the World Cup 2019 semi-final in which India lost to New Zealand. On the other hand, the head coach of the Indian cricket team, Ravi Shastri has said it many times that Dhoni’s future in the T20I cricket will very much depend on the manner in which he will perform in the Indian Premier League 2020.
The annual contracts of BCCI are categorised as A+, A, B and C. This year, Grade A+ contract worth Rs. 7 crore have been awarded to Virat Kohli (C), Rohit Sharma (VC) and Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah.
Players who have been awarded with the Grade A (Rs. 5 crore) contract are Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami and Rishabh Pant.
The Grade B (Rs. 3 crore) contract has been awarded to Yuzvendra Chahal, Mayank Agarwal , Hardik Pandya , Umesh Yadav and Wriddhiman Saha.
The players who got the Grade C (Rs. 1 crore) contract are Manish Pandey, Shardul Thakur, Kedar Jadhav, Navdeep Saini, Shreyas Iyer, Deepak Chahar, Hanuma Vihari and Washington Sundar.
While it is a reality that one day Dhoni has to retire, his fans are not able to accept that his name is not in the list and this omission from the contract list may be a signal to the captain cool to make a decision about his future.
However, this is how Dhoni’s angry fans reacted after not seeing his name in the annual contract list:
Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah are the only 3 players who are included in Grade A+ contract, MS Dhoni is not part of any BCCI contact for the first time in 14 years. #MSDhoni #ViratKohli #RohitSharma #BCCI #AnnualContract
— Mahirat 🏏 (@dream11mahirat) January 16, 2020
Guys your @sachin_rt who play till at the age of 40 without any performance and you carry his contact till he was not ready for retairment.
So why this partiality with @msdhoni who is pride of India and God of Cricket and take india cricket in new era with most of ICC trophy win
— Kashi Ram (@KASHIRAM0306) January 16, 2020
Big mistake by not continuing MS Dhoni in senior team. If MS Dhoni is not fit just bcoz of his age factor then why Indian Army takes his service for duty ?? See failing Pant is getting chance & chance & success ful match finisher DK has been continue avoided. Who cares ??
— Dakshesh (@Dakshes97403707) January 16, 2020
— Ravi Gupta (@Mr_perfect_Ravi) January 16, 2020
Miss you Maahi😢😢#MSDhoni
— Atul Upadhyay (@AtulUpa69652512) January 16, 2020
Not fair to a player who has given so much to Indian cricket. #MSDhoni
— #WhatNext (@ThisNMore) January 16, 2020
@msdhoni is all time best ever cricketer and a true gentleman.
If you @BCCI or egoistic overangry @SGanguly99 have any personal problem with him than do whatever you want to do. He doesn't require any grade from anybody.
He is the best forever. Mind It. #ThankYouMSD #MSDhoni
— Ravi Patel (@RaviPatelCE) January 16, 2020
Everything is clear. We can't win any ICC tournament anymore. Please dhoni announce your retirement #thankyouDHONI
— saravanan (@sarolovable2) January 16, 2020
— Div_Yog (@yogesh_khare) January 16, 2020
— Selvam Saravanan (@SelvamSaravana5) January 16, 2020
Dear BCCI, this is worst part. How can you ignore A Captain who won 3 ICC trophies for our country @msdhoni. Please give clarity whether Dhoni is coming or not. This should not be a mysterious thing any more. I know its Mahi Bhai's call, but this is giving unnecessary rumours.
— Prasanth07 (@Prasanth7177) January 16, 2020
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