Talking at an occasion in Bengaluru, Dhoni disclosed that he had resolved to retire after India’s heartbreaking defeat to New Zealand within the 2019 World Cup semifinal, although he formally introduced his retirement on August 15, 2020.
Dhoni’s silence and absence from the cricketing area within the 13 months following India’s exit from the 2019 World Cup had left followers and the cricketing world speculating about his future.
Revealing the second of resolution, Dhoni mentioned, “It will get troublesome to manage your feelings when you’ve misplaced an in depth sport. And inside, I had made my total plan. To me, that was the final day I performed cricket for India. I took retirement a yr later, however the reality is that, that day I had retired.”
The previous captain continued by sharing the inside turmoil he skilled throughout that interval, mentioning how he had determined to retire however did not wish to announce it at the moment. He spoke about returning gear supplied to cricketers and the problem of conveying to the coach that he would not want it.
Dhoni additionally highlighted the profound emotional impression of retiring from worldwide cricket, saying, “You might be excessive on feelings. The one factor you’ve got completed within the final 12-15 years is play cricket. After which there isn’t a extra likelihood of you representing the nation. There are such a lot of folks however just a few get that chance. Sportspersons have that. No matter which sport you play, you might be representing your nation.”
Regardless of retiring from worldwide cricket, Dhoni has remained an lively participant for the IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings, main the staff to its fifth title in 2023. Nevertheless, his participation within the event was marred by a knee harm, limiting him to cameo appearances with the bat. Dhoni assured his followers of his return within the IPL in 2024, and subsequently underwent knee surgical procedure following CSK‘s victory.
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(With inputs from IANS)