Why the hell are people after retirement of MS Dhoni

@avi256 (4385)
Pune, India
February 22, 2016 4:38pm CST
Its really unfortunate that once a cricketer gets into early thirties, speculations start taking place on his retirement for no reason. In case of MS Dhoni, it is really frustrating to see him being asked about his retirement for no reason. If he is fit, scoring runs, still running hard between the wickets and still winning you the series, then why to keep speculating all time. Why do we need to second guess that? Ok..agreed that he may have not been in the best of his forms, not hitting the sixes too often as before, but how does that justify to retirement. Same happened with the legends like Ganguly, Dravid and Laxman and they retired atleast a year before they should have actually retired.
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• Kolkata, India
23 Feb 16
That really should not happen. The media creates these theories and unnecessary pressure on these players. You perform bad in one match and they will go on doing the analysis for a week and forget all your past laurels. In fact Dhoni has always been a great leader. It was unfortunate that they did the same with Ganguly.
@avi256 (4385)
• Pune, India
23 Feb 16
@chotisiasha I really find it surprising when the former cricketers like Akash Chopra, Deepdas Gupta or Arun Lal, who may not have achieved even 1/10th of what Dhoni or Ganguly had achieved, leave apart achievement, they do not have any single match winning innings to their credit, start giving lectures on what is wrong with Dhoni, why he cant sixes, why he bats at this number , why he bats at that number, they even understand his body and whats going on his mind. Then Dhoni comes to bat, and the moment he hits one odd boundary, they are all praising him telling us his past laurels. Eeven the media seems forced to ask questions just for sake of asking. I still remember the post World Cup 2011 final press conference. Everyone was in celebration mode and some so called intelligent journalist asked Sachin about his retirement. That made Sachin really furious and upset and even very cool Sachin lost it on that journalist.
• Chennai, India
23 Feb 16
Hello Avinash, I am a big fan of MS Dhoni and when everyone are criticising him, I think that any person from our country is getting so obsessed with him and want him to retire because he is not going to have a good media story as he is already married and also has a child Ziva :). He is not going to get into any trouble from anyone, so as soon as hit his thirties, speculations begin on when he is going to retire. But players like Kohli won't get any of Media responses like that because he has been in a relationship with Anushka and that made a huge impact in Media. Media are are very hungry for worthless stories rather than a proper good coverage.
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@shshiju (10567)
• Cochin, India
23 Feb 16
Same happened to Kapil Dev also. I think the player should choose an apt period for retire. We only knew the play in the ground. I think for selection there are more play in inner side.
@avi256 (4385)
• Pune, India
23 Feb 16
But Kapil Dev was a fast bowler and fast bowlers do not have that great shelf life. I am not in favour of keeping players in team on the basis of their past laurels and neither I am anyone to speculate when should MS Dhoni retire, but asking him same question after every match for no reason is not going to help either. We all know MSD is cricket who keeps lot of things in his mind and will talk about it only when its appropriate.I understand that there had been cricketers who were forced to retire because they were showing no intentions of doing so, but with changing times, cricketers do not find retirement end of cricket but its beginning for them to play in varios cricket leagues...so Please leave the decision of retirement to MS Dhoni himself.
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@shshiju (10567)
• Cochin, India
23 Feb 16
@avi256 That's right when a player is confidence in himself. Kapil is fast bowler and a big all rounder. He was Indian captain same as Dhoni. In those time when a player comes to thirties there are more call for his blood.
@else34 (13602)
• New Delhi, India
23 Feb 16
@avi256,Sorry,dear friend.I am not interested in cricket.All I know about Dhoni is that he is a great batsman and the most successful captain of Team India.Am I wrong?
@avi256 (4385)
• Pune, India
23 Feb 16
He has been an iconic cricketer of all time, but is going through rough patch over last one year, but every time people write him off, he bounces back.
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@else34 (13602)
• New Delhi, India
23 Feb 16
@avi256 Great talents sometimes face troubles,but ultimately they bounce back.Dhoni too will bounce back.All my friends are great fans of Dhoni.They are cricket lovers,whereas I love hockey and football.
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• Delhi, India
23 Feb 16
But you have to agree that this is the first time the captain cool has missed the match due to the injury. This is what thirties can do to you...
@avi256 (4385)
• Pune, India
23 Feb 16
Injuries can happen at thirties or mid twenties or early twenties, its just that he has maintained such high standards of fitness over the years that it looks odd for him to miss out match due to injury.