Dhoni likely to retire after World Cup

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Team India’s last match in the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 is likely to be former Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s last international game. As per a PTI report, Dhoni is unlikely to play for India after the World Cup.

“You never know with MS Dhoni. But it is unlikely that he will continue to play for India after this World Cup. But since his decisions to quit captaincy from the three formats have been taken so suddenly, it is very difficult to predict at the moment,” a senior BCCI official quoted as saying by PTI.

It may be mentioned here that MSD has been facing criticism over his slow pace of scoring runs in the World Cup. He has scored 223 runs in seven games. On Tuesday Dhoni refused two singles in the final over and was out off the third delivery as India lost momentum towards end of the innings.

However, every player who has appeared for media interactions has pointed out that Dhoni’s on-field contribution is still immense.

Dhoni will turn 38 on July 7. He has so far played 90 Tests, 348 ODIs and 98 T20Is since his debut in 2004. Dhoni also led India to 2011 World Cup glory and is one of the best captains in the world.

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