Dhoni may not be retiring — these are some of the pictures from the highest points of an illustrious career
- Saurav Ganguly ended the uncertainty by ruling out
- Dhoni hasn’t appeared in any match for over six months i.e ever since India lost to New Zealand in the World Cup semi-final.
- Rumours of his retirement gained ground after the BCCI dropped his name from the list of annual contracts.
However, as it seemed earlier in the day, Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s exit from international cricket could have been far less flamboyant. The 38-year old cricketer from Ranchi was dropped from the BCCI's list of annual contracts, which many saw as the end of Dhoni’s career.
But Dhoni may not be retiring. The contract drop might be a strategic shift in his career. Currently, Dhoni is with the Jharkhand Ranji Trophy squad in Ranchi.
Dhoni hasn’t appeared in any match for over six months, ever since India lost to New Zealand in the semi-final of the World Cup 2019. Amidst rumours of his retirement, team India’s head coach Ravi Shastri recently gave Dhoni fans a ray of hope when he said Dhoni may be able to play World T20 this year if he performs well in the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL).
Without a BCCI contract, Dhoni may be picked as a freelancer— someone who is paid for a match or a series— but he will not be the permanent fixture his fans would want him to be.