Former India captain Kapil Dev has said that there will be a big void if MS Dhoni decides to hang his boots, any time soon. While MS Dhoni’s international career is in jeopardy at the moment, there are very few who can argue against what Kapil Dev has said. MS Dhoni has been one of India’s biggest match-winners since making his debut in 2004.
MS Dhoni arrived in the Indian team when wicketkeepers were just meant to keep the wickets and be a handy batsman. However, the Ranchi-born star completely redefined the role as he established himself as one of the batting mainstays of the team in ODIs and T20Is. More than 10,000 runs in ODIs while playing most part of his career in the lower middle-order speaks volumes of how good the veteran has been for India.
As of now, things are not just panning out in an expected manner. The 38-year old has not played any competitive game since the end of the World Cup in July. He was recently dropped from the central contracts list too as confusion over his future further increased. As of now, there is absolutely no clarity over what the future holds for the World Cup-winner.
‘Our loss,’ says Kapil Dev.
While MS Dhoni can still make a comeback to the team if he does well in the upcoming IPL, there is little denying the fact that his days in international cricket are numbered and Kapil Dev is also well aware of that. The former all-rounder said that MS Dhoni is likely to retire soon before stating that it would be a big loss for Indian cricket.
“He has served the country so well, for so many years. One day, he has to retire. It will be sooner rather than later. He has to go at some time. He is not playing matches. So, I don’t know when he is going to come out and say he has had enough. It will be our loss whenever he retires,” the legendary Kapil Dev was quoted as saying by First Post.
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