MS Dhoni has featured in four 50-over World Cups for India (Image Credit: Twitter)
From the time Indian team has finished their World Cup campaign, the speculations started to surround MS Dhoni and his retirement call. Even after finishing the tournament with India’s fourth best batsman, the fans and people who opine the game started to question Dhoni’s position in Indian team.
While, the Indian team and management have time and again stated the importance of 38-year-old MS Dhoni, his contribution on and off the field has compelled Dhoni to rethink about his own position in the team. Over the last month and a half, Dhoni tried to play and fit according the hour requirement of the team and time and again tried to get team close to the total.
With this, he found a strong supporter in Lata Mangeshkar. The Nightingale of Bollywood has requested the former skipper to not consider retirement as Team India needs him and his game.
After Team India's defeat at the hands of New Zealand at the semi-final of the ongoing ICC World Cup 2019, Lata Mangeshkar took to Twitter to support the team. In a tweet, she requested MS Dhoni to not consider taking retirement. She wrote, "Namaskar M S Dhoni ji.Aaj kal main sun rahi hun ke Aap retire hona chahte hain.Kripaya aap aisa mat sochiye.Desh ko aap ke khel ki zaroorat hai aur ye meri bhi request hai ki Retirement ka vichar bhi aap mann mein mat laayiye.@msdhoni (Hello, MS Dhoni ji. Of late, I have been hearing that you want to retire. Please don't think that way. The country needs your game and it is my request too that you don't think of retirement.)"
Here's the Tweet:
Namaskar M S Dhoni ji.Aaj kal main sun rahi hun ke Aap retire hona chahte hain.Kripaya aap aisa mat sochiye.Desh ko aap ke khel ki zaroorat hai aur ye meri bhi request hai ki Retirement ka vichar bhi aap mann mein mat laayiye.@msdhoni— Lata Mangeshkar (@mangeshkarlata) July 11, 2019