There are also speculations being made on the internet that after the 2019 World Cup, MS Dhoni who has a huge fan base all over the world will call his retirement after the tournament. However, chief selector, MSK Prasad has said that any discussions on these lines have not taken place so far.
While speaking to the ESPNCricinfo, the selector stated that “We have definitely not discussed this. Because prior to such a big tournament, I do not think it is wise to get distracted since all energies are geared towards preparing well for the World Cup.”
Speaking about his Dhoni’s form, he said that Dhoni’s productivity will increase with the number of matches he plays and hence, the IPL is a great opportunity for him to find the groove yet again.
He further added that “Importantly, before India head to the World Cup, he will be playing the IPL. So he will be playing in 14-16 matches – all high-intensity games. That will only help him extend that form he has caught on the Australia and New Zealand tours. I am very happy with his batting.”
The 37-year-old veteran batsman is loved by the cricket fans all over the world, not just for his batting prowess but also because of his lightning-quick abilities behind the stumps.