"BCCI did not treat MS Dhoni the right way"
New Delhi : Former Pakistan spinner Saqlain Mushtaq has shared his opinion over Mahendra Singh Dhoni's retirement and claimed that the BCCI did not treat him 'the right way', claiming that every cricketer dreams of leaving on a high. Saqlain mentioned that his fans would have also wanted to see him take the field in the India jersey one last time.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni had announced his retirement from the international cricket on August 15 evening. He had last played for team India in the World Cup semi-final game in 2019.
"I think everyone who loves MS Dhoni will have one complaint. If he wore India's kit, with gloves on and holding the bat, and taken the gloves off, and his cap off with respect one last time, then it would have been great," Saqlain Mushtaq said on his YouTube channel.
"I usually don't say anything negative on my show, and if I feel like it, I try and stop myself, but my heart says that I should say this," he said.
"It is BCCI's loss that they did not treat such a big player the right way," he said.
"This is not how he should have retired. I can say with surety that crores of his fans and cricket lovers would also agree that BCCI did not treat him right," the former spinner claimed.
"I'm really sorry to BCCI for saying this, but I am also hurt. Such a big player and he is retiring like this," Saqlain said.
"I think every cricketer has a dream to exit on a high, and I am sure MS Dhoni too would have had the same dream," he said, before wishing the wicketkeeper-batsman well in his future endeavours.
MS Dhoni you are a gem of a person and real hero, proud of you," he signed off.