‘MS Dhoni might’ve nonetheless performed for India if ..’: Wasim Akram makes courageous declare

Regardless of asserting retirement from worldwide cricket three years in the past, former Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni continues to be sizzling property within the Indian Premier League. However the query nonetheless arises this time if he’ll proceed within the subsequent IPL season.

Following Dhoni’s extraordinary efficiency for the Chennai Tremendous Kings (CSK) in IPL 2023, regardless of battling a knee harm all through the event, followers wish to see him once more subsequent 12 months.

In accordance with former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram, Dhoni might have performed for India for some extra time, nonetheless, he agrees MSD took the appropriate choice to name it quits in August 2020. Dhoni final performed for India within the 2019 ODI World Cup and introduced his retirement a 12 months after conserving everybody guessing.

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“He might have nonetheless performed for India if he wished to, contemplating his performances. However, he retired on the proper time and that’s why Dhoni is Dhoni,” Akram instructed Sportskeeda, including, “I feel he’ll come again stronger subsequent 12 months.”

Requested why he thinks so, he elaborated: “He has the expertise, calmness and is bodily very match. Most significantly, he has the fervour to play. Irrespective of how match you’re, in the event you don’t have the fervour, you won’t be able to give you performances.”

“He’s bodily match and didn’t sit out of any matches [in IPL 2023]. After a sure age, making a comeback is tough. However, realizing Dhoni, if that keenness remains to be there, he’ll practice. Match observe is essential, however I’m certain he is aware of what he’s doing.”

Akram hailed Dhoni as a ‘gem of a cricketer’. “He’s a gem of a cricketer, a gem of a captain. To win 5 IPLs with one staff is a large deal. It’s such a giant event. There are 10 groups and it’s important to play 14 matches every to qualify [for the playoffs]. They began slowly, however in the event you give Dhoni any staff, he takes them to the ultimate and makes them win it.”

“CSK, 5 titles is dream stuff. They’ve turn out to be a legendary staff and that too in one of many largest and most tough tournaments in world cricket,” Akram stated.

“Each time Dhoni quits cricket, I’m certain he’ll stick with CSK as a mentor, a president, or regardless of the phrase is. I don’t suppose Dhoni and CSK will separate,” Akram added.

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Up to date: 06 Jun 2023, 10:57 PM IST