Mahendra Singh Dhoni's retirement is his personal decision: Sachin Tendulkar
New Delhi : Cricket god Sachin Tendulkar batted for Mahendra Singh Dhoni and said he must be given that space where he could choose if he wants to get retired from the Indian cricket.
There were speculations that Mahendra Singh Dhoni will announce his retirement after the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. News Heads, however, confirmed that there is no official word yet on his retirement.
MS Dhoni, India's World Cup-winning former captain, was left devasted when he was run out in the 49th over of India's chase vs New Zealand in the World Cup 2019 semi-final in Manchester on Wednesday.
Though India lost the game by 18 runs, he won several hearts with his fighting performance. "Thank You MS Dhoni" became a social media trend minutes after Dhoni was agonisingly run out by a Martin Guptill throw in the 49th over. It is safe to say, MS Dhoni, 38, had played his last 50-over World Cup match on Wednesday.
Speaking to India Today, Sachin Tendulkar said: "That's his personal decision [end of 50-over career]. Everyone should give him that space and respect that. Every should respect what his contribution to India cricket rather than starting speculations. After having contributed so much, he should be the one taking that decision."