Posted by CricKhel | 10/01/2020.
There was a bit of news that dropped like a stunner the previous morning. Ravi Shastri uncovered that perhaps the best cricketer may have all around played his last ODI for India. Actually, this is actually what Shastri uncovered to the media.
“I have had a conversation with MS Dhoni and that is between us. He has finished his Test career, he may soon end his ODI career… In all probability, he will finish One-day cricket. People must respect that he’s played non-stop in all formats of the game for a while. At his age, probably the only format he’ll want to play is T20 cricket which means he’ll have to start playing again, get back into the groove because he’s going to play in the IPL and see how his body reacts.”
Does this imply MS Dhoni may have played his last ODI for his nation? Does this imply the last picture of Dhoni in ODI cricket will be the extraordinary man leaving with his head bowed down, in the wake of being run out in the World Cup semi-last against New Zealand? Has he chosen to leave discreetly with no pomp and the possibility of a last ODI goodbye before a huge number of his fans?
The adventure of Dhoni in ODI cricket has been an arresting one. It was in the year 2004 that he made his ODI debut for India. It appears to be quite a while prior. It was the point at which he had the long mane, it was the point at which he had the permit to pursue the bowling from the world go, when no obligation abridged him. The 148* he scored against Pakistan was one where the valor of youth was on full presentation. Dhoni trucked the Pakistani bowlers around the recreation center, and reported his appearance in style.
What’s more, presently here we are, with the news that it may all be finished. The man who lighted a millions dreams may have completed his ODI venture unobtrusively, and may never play an ODI coordinate for his nation again.
With this news, it feels as though the childhoods of a huge number of Indian fans may well have reached a conclusion.