For a long time now, there have been speculations if MS Dhoni would retire after World Cup 2019. The debate started last year in 2018 when MS Dhoni had a bad time with the bat and when he recorded only 275 runs from 13 innings. The former Indian captain was in the eye of the critics and was at the receiving end. He was asked to make way for the youngsters in the team. But, Dhoni bounced back in style and silenced the critics by slamming three back to back half-centuries in Australia. Scoring 242 runs from five ODI, Dhoni also bagged the Man of the Series Award in Australia. Dhoni Has Done a Lot for Team India, Says Vijay Shankar.
But the cricketing fraternity still wonders if Dhoni would hang his boots before the World Cup. MSK Prasad, the Chief Selector of the Indian cricket team has an answer to this question. In a conversation with a leading cricket website, Prasad said, “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.” MS Dhoni’s Brilliant Stumping Sends Tim Seifert Packing During IND vs NZ, 3rd T20I 2019 (Watch Video).
Earlier Dhoni was rested from the ODI series against West Indies and the T20I matches in Australia. Not only this, but Dhoni also did not participate in the domestic competition for Jharkhand as he did not want to take the place of a deserving youngster.