MS Dhoni scotches retirement speculations, clears air on taking ball from umpire after England ODI

First Published 10, Aug 2018, 6:59 PM IST
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Dhoni decided to break the silence and relieved his fans by saying that he is going to continue at least till the World Cup of 2019

We all are aware of the video in which Indian cricketer, Mahendra Singh Dhoni was spotted taking the ball from the umpires post-match, which was augmented to another level. The occurrence took place after India and England played their 3rd ODI at Headingley, where England by 8 wickets.

In spite of dearth of content, what created the buzz was Dhoni’s course of action. The pullout of the former team captain was anticipated and comprehended by all. The current coach of Indian cricket team Ravi Shastri has decided to throw some light on the matter by rejecting the rumour and denied having put faith in any such dilemma. 

Following Shastri, Dhoni himself decided to break the silence and relieved his fans by saying that he is going to continue with his games, at least till the World Cup of 2019. He also unveiled the mystery behind his action at Headingley.

Dhoni firmly believes that it is necessary for the bowlers of our team to get the reverse swing perfectly skilled. He had taken the ball from the umpire to brush up his skills and do some homework, after the match. He believes that India should be on par with England, and probably the ball would help them gear up for the upcoming World Cup.

One can barely judge or be sceptical about his practical knowledge and strategies on the field. He did something similar to this in the year 2014. He had taken a stump with him after India's third test against Australia in Melbourne, which ended in a draw and later announced his retirement from test cricket.

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