There is a clear uncertainty looming around MS Dhoni’s comeback into the Indian team. Some say he should continue playing for India whereas some say he should consider retirement from International cricket. Fans all over India are anticipating the return of the captain cool whether its for Chennai Super Kings or India.
Gautam Gambhir who is always in the news for his comments on Dhoni recently appeared on the Star Sports’ show Cricket Connected. Talking about Dhoni he said that age is just a number and if he’s hitting the ball really well then he should play for India. The only priority remains if you can enjoy the game and win matches for your country.
Age is just a number – Gautam Gambhir on MS Dhoni
Meanwhile, MS Dhoni has been out of action for almost a year now. He last played during India’s World Cup 2019 journey in England against New Zealand. Since then, he has only turned out for training a couple of times for Chennai but had to return indoors due to COVID-19.
“Age is just a number. I think if you are in very good form if you are hitting the ball really well. MS Dhoni, if he is very good form, if he is enjoying the game and if he thinks that he can still win the game for the country at that number – especially at six and seven,” he said.
Furthermore, Gautam Gambhir added if MS Dhoni is fit and is in form, then he should continue playing for India. Gambhir clearly stated that retirement is a personal choice and no one can have an influence on that.
“If he’s in great fitness and form, I think he should keep continuing playing because no one can actually force anyone to retire. A lot of experts can put a lot of pressure on people like MS Dhoni because of their age and stuff but again it’s an individual decision, when you started playing cricket it was your individual decision. When you want to leave it is again your individual decision.” Gambhir added.
Though it remains to see what MS Dhoni decides after the completion of the IPL 2020. As the T20 World Cup which was to be held later this year is already postponed by the ICC.