Former Team India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni announced his retirement from international cricket in August 2020. All the fans around the world were in shock after the legendary batsman announced his retirement through an Instagram video. Many cricket experts and his fans added that one of India’s most successful captains deserves to play a farewell match.
The former Team India selector Sarandeep Singh has revealed the reason behind MS Dhoni not getting a farewell match. Mahi had last played for India in the 2019 ICC World Cup semi-final match against New Zealand. He scored 50 off 72 balls but couldn’t take India home.
While Speaking to News Nation, Sarandeep Singh said, “Dhoni could not get a farewell due to the postponement of the T20 World Cup to be held in Australia last year. Dhoni retired as soon as this tournament was postponed due to Coronavirus. Had the World Cup been played last year, Dhoni would have definitely played in it and his farewell match would have happened”
However, MS Dhoni is still playing in IPL and has been leading the Chennai Super Kings. The team had a very poor season in the IPL 2020. CSK couldn’t make the playoffs for the first time since the inaugural season. But they bounced back strongly in the IPL 2021. Dhoni and his men won five games out of seven in IPL 2021. And finished in the top two on the points table before the postponement of the season due to the COVID-19 crisis.