Tue. May 11th, 2021
India Today Web Desk

3 days have passed considering that legendary India captain MS Dhoni took the nation by shock and announced his global retirement in an Instagram publish on August 15, India’s Independence day.

Former cricketers and supporters can nonetheless not cease speaking about the magician, who came from the streets of Ranchi to give cricket-crazy India two Planet Cups, a single Champions Trophy and hundreds of thousands of recollections which will be cherished until eternity.

Former Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar has been amongst a lot of former stars who have paid wealthy tribute to the former Indian captain. Ever-mercurial Shoaib Akhtar had come up with a single of the most gorgeous message on MS Dhoni’s retirement and have additional that “the story of cricket will by no means be total devoid of MS Dhoni”.

“A guy, an era, a particular person who modified the way the sport was played. We phone him Mahendra Singh Dhoni,” Shoaib Akhtar advised in his other publish.

But that is not it from Shoaib Akhtar, he has come up with some thing quite fascinating this time. In an interview with YouTube channel BolWasim, Akhtar has stated that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi may well request MS Dhoni to perform in the T20 Planet Cup and additional that Dhoni may well have to oblige since a single can not say “no the Prime Minister”.

Shoaib Akhtar recalled former Pakistan President Zia-ul-Haq’s request to Imran Khan to not depart taking part in cricket for the nation right after 1987. Imran Khan had continued taking part in cricket right after that and even led Pakistan to their initially-ever Planet Cup win in 1992.

“You by no means know, the Prime Minister may perhaps phone him and request him to perform the T20 Planet Cup. That is also doable. Imran Khan was asked by Common Zia-ul-Haq not to depart cricket right after 1987, and he played.

“You are not able to say no to the Prime Minister,” Shoaib Akhtar stated.

Even more, Shoaib Akhtar lauded MS Dhoni and the Indian supporters, saying that people today will by no means allow the recollections of MS Dhoni magic go from their thoughts and heart. Akhtar additional the a particular person from Ranchi had “rocked” complete of India and has won almost everything in the game.

“I consider he could have gone on to perform the T20 Planet Cup. The way India supports its stars, the way they really like them, and recognise them, they would have played him in T20s. But it was his individual decision.

“But yet again he has won almost everything, a particular person from Ranchi has rocked the complete of India, what else do you have to have. At the finish of the day, the globe must recall you. And a nation like India, they will by no means allow you get forgotten,” he stated.

The 45-12 months-outdated asserted that the BCCI will certainly approach a farewell game for him and if comes about and if Dhoni’s agrees for it, the complete stadium will be buzzing with his supporters.

“India will be geared up to give him a farewell game, believe in me. If he does not want it, it is a diverse point, but India will be prepared. The complete stadium will be booked for him to perform a couple of T20 matches.”

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