MS Dhoni retirement rumors sparked after taking the ball from Umpire
In the last match of Royal London ODI Series at Leeds, MS Dhoni took the ball from umpire. This sparked the MS Dhoni retirement rumors. These rumors spread very quickly because in 2014 playing Test series against Australia, he took wicket with him and few days later he announced his retirement from the Test Cricket.
But Ravi Shastri came forward and end the speculations about MS Dhoni retirement –
“That’s rubbish. MS is not going anywhere” Ravi Shastri said. Shastri said Dhoni took the ball to show it to the bowling coach Bharat Arun.
Shastri added ” MS Dhoni wanted to show the ball to Bharat Arun. He wanted to show him wear and tear of the ball that had endured, to get the general idea of the conditions.
“But right now, all this clamour is nonsense. He just wanted to show the ball to Arun to just have a look at it after close to 45 overs had been bowled” Shastri told Times of India.
In India vs England 3 match ODI series, England wonderfully bounced back after losing first match in Nottingham. In both the matches Joe Root played brilliantly. He scored centuries in both the matches and sail his team towards the victory.
MS Dhoni, who retired from the Test had played 320 ODI’s and 93 T20’s. In 320 ODI’s he scored 10,046 runs with an average of 51.25 which include 10 centuries and 67 half-centuries. His top score in ODI is 183*. In 93 T20’s he scored 1,487 with an average of 37.17 including 2 fifties. His top score in this shorter format is 56.
In the last ODI series, he become 4th Indian, 12th overall batsman and 2nd wicket keeper-batsman to score 10,000 ODI runs.
Under Dhoni captaincy, India won the 2007 T20 World Cup, 2011 ODI World Cup and 2013 Champions Trophy.