MS Dhoni is inarguably one of the most famous cricketers across the nation. Despite being away from the sport for almost a year now, the former Indian skipper’s popularity and craze fail to diminish. Ardent Dhoni fans are still waiting eagerly to witness their favourite cricket star back in action.
Dhoni’s last appearance for India came in the 2019 World Cup semi-final against New Zealand. Since then, the 38-year-old has been absent from the national side and that has fueled the veteran’s retirement rumours. Dhoni’s truancy from Team India has often sparked speculations over his future with the national side.
With the future of IPL 2020 in jeopardy, Dhoni’s comeback chances are also looking slim at the moment. The current situation has also prompted many fans to spread the retirement rumours of the veteran. ‘#Dhoniretires’, on Wednesday, once again became one of the top trends on Indian Twitter as the micro-blogging site was flooded with rumours of Dhoni’s retirement.
Reacting to the surge, Dhoni’s wife Sakshi had also posted a tweet, squashing rumours of Dhoni bidding adieu to the game. “Its only rumours! I understand Lockdown has made people mentally unstable! #DhoniRetires .. Get a life !” Sakshi had written on Twitter before deleting it.
‘Everyone has their own opinion’: Sakshi Dhoni
Recently, in conversation with Rupha Ramani for Chennai Super Kings on Instagram, Sakshi admitted that they are not bothered by rumours or trolls on social media.
Sakshi admitted during the interaction that she got drifted away by emotions and that led her to react to ‘#DhoniRetires’ trend on Twitter. Sakshi revealed that it was one of her friends who messaged her and told her about the trend that was blowing up on Twitter.
“You have to be mentally prepared because of the presence of social media. Everyone has their own opinion. People like you, people hate you, it’s fine. To be honest, I don’t care. And Mahi and I, we don’t really follow up on news. Even two days ago when that hashtag was trending, one of my friends messaged me.
And it was trending since the afternoon. So something happened and I tweeted it and then deleted it because some fan replied saying that this hashtag is bad. But the job was done and the message was sent,” said Sakshi.
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— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) May 31, 2020
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