Editorial: Good news

Cricket-lovers are in delight as the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) reportedly expressed its willingness to host a farewell match for former India captain MS Dhoni, who recently announced his retirement from international cricket.

It is said the board will speak to Dhoni, during the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League, and plan accordingly.

Many say that they would be really happy if the BCCI hosts a match for Dhoni. He is a legendary player and you can’t let him go just like that.

His fans would want to see him again in action. Earlier, Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren had also sought a farewell match for the former Indian captain. Soren had made an appeal to the BCCI, saying that Jharkhand would be the host.

Dhoni led Team India to title victories in the ICC WT20 (2007), ICC World Cup (2011) and ICC Champions Trophy (2013). He made an unforeseen announcement with a simple social media post on country’s 74th Independence Day.

The former Indian cricket captain did not play competitive cricket after the 2019 World Cup defeat to New Zealand and he put an end to all the speculation over his international future on 15 August.

 

NT Bureau