Is this truly the end of an era? Sad news for Dhoni fans.
By S Sai Jagannath
MS Dhoni. Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Mahi. There is no cricket fan in this world who is unaware of Dhoni's game. Dhoni is an Indian wicketkeeper-batsman who has played more than 500 international games for his country, he retired from international cricket on 15th August leaving the cricket fans around the world in awe.
Dhoni has been the captain of CSK ever since the IPL started and fans were lingering to see the big man on the field since he last played a match against New Zealand in the world cup semifinals back in 2019. Players around the world were looking forward to seeing the legend play in the IPL2020 which was going to be held in UAE due to ongoing pandemic. Recently when CSK played against SRH in Dubai chasing a total of 165 in 20 overs, CSK lost the match by a margin of 7 runs in which dhoni contributed 47 of 36 deliveries with his bat.
During the end of the innings, Dhoni was seen tired and exhausted due to the hot and humid climate of Dubai. He took some time off the pitch to regain his strength to which the whole cricket community was sad and heartbroken. Dhoni during his time was one of the fittest cricketers, even two years back when he was 36 years old, anyone barely ever saw him going off the pitch to recover. Dhoni who is currently 38 is at the verge of his career, but for cricket fans, it is still hard to believe that someone of his prominence can get tired or exhausted, perhaps we all forget that he is human at the end of the day.
Dhoni's records speak for itself. He has brought the nation to great pinnacles and is arguably the best captain of India. Probably fans are expecting a lot from him even at this period, whereas we should cherish what he has done for the nation and let him enjoy his last days of cricket.