Pakistan’s Shoaib Akhtar, the fastest bowler from the history of cricket, has passed out his opinions on the ongoing conversations about MS Dhoni’s retirement from international cricket.
According to the speedster, MS Dhoni shall not have dragged it for so long and should have retired straight after the termination of the World Cup. Dhoni’s retirement has been a burning question for more than 8 months as he has not played any game since the semi-final of ICC WC19.
However, Dhoni was all set to participate in Indian Premier League (IPL), but, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it got called-off indefinitely.
“This guy (MS Dhoni) has served to the best of his ability. He should leave cricket with dignity. I don’t know why he dragged it for so long. He should have retired after the World Cup. If I would have been in his place, I would have hung up my boots. I could have played shorter formats for three-four years but I left (after the 2011 WC) as I wasn’t into the game 100 percent. So why drag?” Akhtar was quoted as saying by the Times of India.
Akhtar thinks he shall have retired with utmost dignity. Being a senior player and a legendary batsman, he deserves an exceptional goodbye and now he is stuck in between due to no matches during the global crisis. He mentioned that Dhoni has done so much for Cricket in India.
“As a country, you should let him go with a lot of respect and dignity. Give him a nice send-off. He has won you the World Cup and done wonders for India. He is a wonderful human being at the same time. But right now, he seems to be stuck. When he could not finish the game in the semifinal (against New Zealand). I felt he should have retired but he can only answer why he didn’t,” the 44-year-old further added.