MS Dhoni reportedly to get a farewell match after IPL?

MS Dhoni, who announced his retirement on August 15 from international cricket, might reportedly get a farewell match after the IPL is finished in November.

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MS Dhoni reportedly to get a farewell match after IPL?
MS Dhoni announced his retirement suddenly and the BCCI is now scrambling to potentially arrange a farewell match for him after the end of the 2020 Indian Premier League.


MS Dhoni shocked billions of cricket fans all over the world when he announced his retirement from international cricket at 19:29 hrs on India’s 73rd Independence Day. The former India captain, who is considered as one of the best captains in the modern era, helped India become a superpower on the global stage and his exploits have made the IPL side Chennai Super Kings the most loved franchise. However, there has been profound sadness that Dhoni did not get a grand farewell like how Sachin Tendulkar got when he bid adieu in front of his home fans during his 200th Test in November 2013 against the West Indies at the Wankhede stadium. However, there is a slim ray of hope that Dhoni might appear in front of Indian fans for one final game.

If certain media reports and BCCI sources are to be believed, there are plans that the Indian cricket board might hold a farewell game for MS Dhoni after the completion of the Indian Premier League on November 10.

The appeal for a farewell game for MS Dhoni has come from the highest government levels, with Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren also demanding that a farewell game be organised for Dhoni at the Jharkhand State Cricket Association stadium in Ranchi.

An unnamed BCCI official said that they were always thinking about a farewell game for Dhoni but the Indian cricket team wicketkeeper-batsman had made a sudden announcement. Several former players like Madan Lal have endorsed this fact that MS Dhoni deserves a grand farewell in front of his adoring home fans.

Dhoni the Greatest ever

Dhoni is the only captain in the history of cricket to win all three major ICC trophies. Dhoni’s first major trophy was the 2007 World T20 followed by the ICC World Cup win in 2011 which erased 28 years of pain for India. The greatness was complete when he helped India beat England in Edgbaston to win the Champions Trophy for the second time in 2013.

In addition to his brilliant captaincy and wicketkeeping, Dhoni was a magnificent batsman and was best known for his finishing prowess. Dhoni has dragged India over the line so many times that he is acknowledged as the greatest finisher of all time.

Currently in Chennai preparing for IPL 2020, MS Dhoni would be hoping to give Chennai Super Kings their fourth IPL title, having fallen agonizingly short in 2019 when they lost to Mumbai Indians by one run in the final at Uppal in Hyderabad.

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