MS Dhoni’s latest reply to retirement query: Not getting rid of myself so soon

, 11:57 AM IST
India's wicketkeeper MS Dhoni (C) celebrates with team mates after catching Bangladesh batsman Soumya Sarkar during their Cricket World Cup match in Melbourne, March 19, 2015. REUTERS/Brandon Malone - RTR4TZPS

New Delhi: MS Dhoni knows fully well that every time he sits down to talk to the media, the question over his impending retirement is bound to be asked.

So the skipper is well prepared to counter it with a new phrase every time. In his latest press conference, Mahi found himself answering the same question, this time from a Bangladeshi scribe.

“I’m not getting rid of myself so soon. Bangladesh will have to face me more often than not. This is one occasion when the question was longer than the answer,” he said when asked if the final of the Asia Cup would be his last as limited overs skipper playing in this country.

Earlier, Dhoni was asked about this during his pre-departure press conference in Kolkata. The usually calm wicketkeeper-batsman was rather irritated at the time.

“If I say something one month or 15 days back, the answer does not change. It’s irrespective of where I’m asking. The answer remains the same. It’s as simple as what is your name and I will say MS Dhoni.

“It will remain the same for a considerable period of time unless you give me a new format,” Dhoni told reporters.