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Only MS Dhoni Can Decide When To Retire – Kevin Pietersen

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The retirement speculation of the former India skipper MS Dhoni has been the talk of the town for quite some time now. He has been on a sabbatical since India’s lost to New Zealand in the rain-marred semifinal of the ICC World Cup 2019 in England. While the world continues to dwell on his retirement, former England cricketer Kevin Pietersen has expressed that Dhoni himself is the best person to decide on his career.

Incidentally, the legendary wicket-keeper batsman copped severe criticisms for his below-par performances throughout the tournament. His poor outing with the bat also took a toll on his confidence which in turn affected in wicket-keeping. MS Dhoni was mulling a return during the Indian Premier League (IPL) and had already started his training at the MA Chidambaram Stadium.

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However, with IPL postponed for an indefinite period due to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, MS Dhoni’s comeback to international cricket looks gloomy. And Kevin Pietersen has urged everyone to leave it to the legendary cricket during an interview with Times Now.

“I think after what MS Dhoni has done for Indian cricket, he decides when he wants to hang up his boots, no one else,” Pietersen said. 

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Meanwhile, the South Africa-born Kevin Pietersen has always had high regards for MS Dhoni. He recently called him the greatest skipper to play the game. Notably, the 38-year-old is the only skipper in the history of the game to win three ICC titles apart from winning other laurels for his country. Furthermore, Dhoni has also won three IPL titles with Chennai Super Kings.

However, it remains to be seen what the 98-T20I veteran will do when cricket resumes after the coronavirus pandemic. The fans and the media will keenly follow the proceedings as they followed him throughout his career which spanned over 15 years.

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