Tue. Dec 1st, 2020
Press Trust of India


The raging COVID-19 pandemic played a position in Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s choice to retire from global, explained India’s constrained in excess of spinner Yuzvendra Chahal, who feels the former skipper would have played the T20 Planet Cup if it was not for the dreaded condition.

Dhoni, the only captain to have won all the ICC trophies, retired from global cricket on Saturday, far more than a 12 months just after he final played for India — the misplaced Planet Cup semifinal towards New Zealand.

There had been speculations relating to his participation in this year’s T20 Planet Cup in Australia, which was postponed to 2022 due to the international wellbeing crisis.

“Dhoni’s retirement was extremely surprising information. I imagine Corona also played a position in this choice, otherwise Dhoni would have played T20 Planet Cup,” Chahal explained in News18 India’s exclusive system Chaupal.

Chahal also explained that Dhoni nevertheless has it in him to carry on enjoying global cricket.

“I nevertheless want him to perform,” explained the thirty-12 months-previous from Haryana, who has represented India in 52 Exams and 42 ODIs.

“Simply because of him Kuldeep Yadav and I succeeded. We applied to get a great deal of aid from him from behind the wicket. If Dhoni was there, 50 per cent of my do the job was currently carried out.”

Chahal explained Dhoni’s presence produced it simpler for them to decipher the pitch.

“Dhoni knew how the pitch was behaving. Prior to the very first ball, we knew what the pitch was like since of him. Otherwise, when Dhoni was not there, we would get two overs to realize the pitch,” he explained.

“In the match, considering the fact that Virat (Kohli) and Rohit (Sharma) had been on the boundary, then Dhoni was the nearest senior, he would aid us constantly. Dhoni also assisted Kuldeep and I a great deal all through the tour of South Africa.”

Asked if Dhoni need to get a farewell match, Chahal explained: “This choice will be taken by the BCCI. Also, what Dhoni would like demands to be deemed.”

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