MS Dhoni's childhood coach clears air on MSD's retirement, says 'he will inform BCCI and call press conference'

WION Web Team
New Delhi, India Published: May 28, 2020, 06:28 PM(IST)

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Dhoni’s childhood coach, Keshav Banerjee has now cleared the air surrounding Dhoni’s retirement as he opined that Dhoni will inform the BCCI and call a proper press conference to call his time from the game.

MS Dhoni last appeared on the cricket field during India’s defeat to New Zealand in the semi-final of the ICC World Cup 2019. Since then, the veteran wicket-keeper has opted to take a sabbatical from the gentlemen’s game. Dhoni was supposed to return in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 but the cash-rich tournament was suspended indefinitely due to COVID-19 pandemic. 

While fans are still eagerly waiting to see the former Indian captain in action, #DhoniRetires and #DhoniNeverTires trended on social media platform Twitter on Wednesday and Thursday as fans took a nostalgic trip as they recalled some of the knocks and statistics of Dhoni. 

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Even Dhoni’s wife Sakshi tweeted while calling #DhoniRetires trend as just rumours only to delete the tweet moments later, sparking further speculations on the former Indian captain’s future. 

Dhoni’s childhood coach, Keshav Banerjee has now cleared the air surrounding Dhoni’s retirement as he opined that Dhoni will inform the BCCI and call a proper press conference to call his time from the game.

"Dhoni is not the kind of person who will call up people and tell them 'I am retiring'. He knows how to do it. When he will feel it is time, he will inform BCCI and call a proper press conference and do all the things that need to be done. Like he did when he called time on his Test career," Banerjee was quoted as saying by a news agency.

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"You don't go by social media. There are many things that become 'trends' but end up as fake news. I don't know why people are after Dhoni. I know him well and I can tell you, he will let all of us know when he thinks he has to retire," Banerjee added.

Banerjee further said that Dhoni is absolutely fit and can play the T20 World Cup even it is postponed to 2021. 
"You will get to see in the IPL how fit Dhoni still is. He can play the T20 World Cup even if it is postponed. Even if it happens next year," Banerjee said.
 

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