Dhoni Extends His 'Break From Cricket' Till November & Nobody Knows What's Going On In His Mind

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Author 2019-09-23 14:44:28

Mahendra Singh Dhoni has decided to extend his sabbatical from playing cricket with the Indian cricket team until November 2019 and nobody knows what's going on in the former skipper's mind.

Following a gruelling and unfortunate ouster from the ICC World Cup 2019 after getting thrashed by Kane Williamson's New Zealand side in the semi-final, the team's wicket-keeper batsman, Dhoni had announced that he will be taking a break from the sport to serve in the Indian Army for two months. 

"Dhoni has made himself unavailable for the tour of West Indies as he will be spending two months with his paramilitary regiment," a BCCI official told PTI.

Now however, according to a Mumbai Mirror report, Dhoni has made himself unavailable until November. This means that the 28-year-old will not be a part of the Indian roster for the Bangladesh series even if the selectors wanted him to be and can only be seen in action during the West Indies' tour of India in December, provided he is available by then.

Why is MS Dhoni delaying his return? Is he waiting for the right moment to retire? Clearly, nobody really understands what is currently going on in the cricketer's mind. One thing is for certain that he is not getting any younger with time.

Cricketing legend Sunil Gavaskar, who has been a fan of Dhoni for the longest time, feels that he is hurting his own legacy by not announcing his retirement. 

“Nobody knows what is in MSD's mind. Only he can clarify what he thinks his future with Indian cricket is. But I think with him being 38 now, India should be looking ahead. Because by the time the next T20 World Cup comes around he will be 39 years old,” Gavaskar told India Today.

“Everybody has a shelf life and I do believe with the greatest of respect to Dhoni and I am a fan as millions of others; I just believe he should be going without being pushed out. He should be going on his own terms,” Gavaskar further added.

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