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Report: MS Dhoni to retire after the 2019 World Cup

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The MS Dhoni chapter in Indian cricket certainly deserves a lot of attention. Right from his debut, to becoming a hard – hitter, promotion as a captain and tuning himself to the role of finisher has taken any team he represents to a whole new level.

MS Dhoni is the only skipper to win every ICC tournament (limited-overs). It is a known fact that this World Cup would be his last one. But is it the final phase of his entire career? 

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MS Dhoni lifted his scoring rate towards the end (Photo by Christopher Lee-IDI/IDI via Getty Images)

One of the senior-most BCCI officials was quoted saying PTI “You never know with MS Dhoni. But it is unlikely that he will continue to play for India after this World Cup.” This has certainly created a lot of dull faces on social media. 

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It is to be noted that even from the longest format of the game, he retired right after the Melbourne test without any further announcement. There wasn’t any buzz regarding the same even during his arrival at the crease in December 2014. So, these words from a senior BCCI official have put the fans under dilemma if it would be the last time we are witnessing Dhoni in International colours.

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It is an undeniable fact that he has stabilized the Indian side in the last decade with his presence in the line – up. Scoring a plethora of 10K runs, he is one among the five Indian cricketers to achieve this remarkable feat in ODI cricket.

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Dhoni has scored 223 runs in 7 games till now in this tournament. Few former cricketers have often taken a slight dig on his performance saying that there isn’t much intent in his style of play. However, further development on this news is expected, but if it seems to be true it marks the end of an era in Indian cricket.