MS Dhoni is probably one of the first names which comes to our mind when we think of “Finisher”, “Captain Cool”, but considering his age and the lack of opportunities in the recent past is it safe to say that he’s in his endgame now? Have we seen the last of MS Dhoni?
There have been a lot of talks regarding his future among all the fans as well as the cricket pundits. The last time he played a game for India was in the World Cup 2019 Semi-Final where he scored a calm and composed 50 and came close to helping India get over the line but to no avail.
Post that he had ruled himself out and was deemed unavailable for the West Indies tour as well as the T20I series against the Proteas at home. The emergence of KL Rahul as the wicket-keeper hasn’t helped his cause either.
Just when all the doors seemed shut for him, Indian coach Ravi Shastri and India’s new selector Sunil Joshi commented that he would definitely be in the reckoning for the T20 World Cup if he does manage to have a good IPL.
However Ravi Shastri did add on saying “I think he’s done with ODI’s” so if Shastri’s words are to be considered true, Dhoni might focus on the T20s and getting back into India’s T20I side. Not having a central contract makes it more difficult for him, add to the fact that this season’s IPL might not even take place this year due to the Corona Virus epidemic and panic.
Taking Dhoni’s IPL record into consideration, he very well could have had a great IPL season with CSK and could have forced his way back to the Indian team. All what his fans and his loved ones can do now is pray the IPL takes place otherwise it might be the end of the road for him.
However one must remember that we’re talking about the legend MS Dhoni himself or “The dominance of serenity ” and he has come out of various problems in the past as well.
Can he pull out one last trick and shock everyone like he’s done in the past? Will fortune favour the brave again? We’ll have to wait and watch.