With every passing day, the coronavirus cases are increasing and all the sporting events across the globe has come to a halt. IPL 13 which was earlier scheduled to begin from 29th March, was postponed after the government announced 21 days lockdown starting from 24th March. The lockdown is likely to increase seeing the sudden spike in positive cases, so the biggest question here is what is the future of former Indian skipper MS Dhoni.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni was last seen playing in Indian jersey in World Cup Semi finals, since then he has not returned to cricket field. He is sometimes seen playing with his dogs or spending time with his family. When the Chennai’s thala returned to Chennai for a practice session in M.A Chidambaram stadium, fans gathered in huge numbers to see a glimpse of their own thala. The IPL 13th edition was special because the fans would have seen MS Dhoni returning to the cricket field after 9 months of sabbatical. But seeing the ongoing situation, it’s very clear that the 13th edition of IPL is not happening now.
Will MS Dhoni continue ?
If this year IPL gets cancelled, will MS Dhoni get back on to the field next year. MS Dhoni who now ages, 38 years so it seems difficult to get back on to the field again, when he is not playing international cricket. Many fans assumed this year’s IPL would be Dhoni’s last appearance in cricket field but the coronavirus pandemic have left the fans disheartened.
IPL was a great opportunity for Dhoni to again come back into the team. When young keeper batsman like Sanju and Rishabh Pant are doing well for the team, it was always difficult for MS Dhoni to again come back to the team, but seeing the caliber and stature of MS Dhoni neither the selectors nor the captain has still ruled him out.
Is Dhoni ready to again make a come back in his blue jersey. Seeing his past, when he retired from the test, it’s very clear that MS Dhoni is not among those guys who want a good farewell exit, so many fans assumed Dhoni has already played his last match.
Earlier, one of the most respected voices of world cricket, former England Captain Nasser Hussain said, “Once Dhoni is gone, there is no getting him back. There are some legends of the game, appreciating while around, because they are once-in-a-generation cricketer and don’t push him into retirement too early. Only Dhoni knows his mental state and in the end the selectors select and players turn up when asked to,” 52-year-old Hussain told Star Sports.
Whether MS Dhoni will be back in blue jersey or not, can only be answered by MS Dhoni himself, but fans still have hope that their captain cool will give them a chance to enjoy those helicopter shots again.