India’s CAPTAIN COOL to get retired after the CWC-2019? Will the DHONI ERA end?

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This is the world-cup season and whole nation is bleeding blue with the cricket mania. Amidst surges the news of Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s retirement. Will CWC-2109’s last match be the last match of India’s CAPTAIN COOL?

Though the retirement of MS Dhoni is just a speculation; the BCCI goes incognito about it. Neither the team management nor the BCCI wants to talk about this sensitive issue. In eight matches so far in the World Cup, Dhoni has scored 223 runs in 7 innings at a strike rate of 93. However, his fans are missing the ‘DHONI FACTOR’; his ability to rotate the strike and strike big.

“If India qualify for the finals and go on to win the World Cup on July 14 at the Lord’s, it would be ideal setting for a fitting farewell to one of the legends of Indian cricket”; says a senior BCCI official.

“You never know with MS Dhoni. But it is unlikely that he will continue to play for India after this World Cup. Since his decisions to quit captaincy from the three formats have been taken so suddenly, it is very difficult to predict at the moment. The team management had to take a call in 2017 after the Champions Trophy. They decided that they would invest another two years in Dhoni until the 2019 World Cup. India have reached the semi-finals, despite of his lukewarm performances he has been carefully shielded. His on-field contribution is still immense as every player who has appeared for media interactions has pointed out. No one can ask him to retire but obviously he has got the drift that post World Cup, things won’t be the same.” He added.

 The Padma Shri and Padma Vibhushan is also the recipient of many awards like the ICC ODI Player of the Year award in 2008 and 2009 (the first player to win the award twice), the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award in 2007. Also named as the captain of the ICC World Test XI in 2009, 2010 and 2013; he has been selected a record 8 times in ICC World ODI XI teams, 5 times as captain. The Indian Territorial Army conferred the honorary rank of Lieutenant Colonel to him on 1 November 2011. In 2013, under his captaincy, India became the first team in more than 40 years to whitewash Australia in a Test series. In the Indian Premier League, he captained the Chennai Super Kings to victory at the 20102011 and 2018 seasons. In 2011 the Time magazine introduced him as one of the “Most Influential People in the World”. Fans still go gaga over the HELICOPTRE SHOT introduced by him.

If India gets qualified for the finals, the deciding match at the Lord’s on 14th of July would be an ideal setting for a fitting farewell to one of the legends of cricket; the CAPTAIN COOL of India.

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