MS Dhoni has been described as the ‘finalizer’ by the Indian media after he failed to overtake his team in the World Cup semifinal at Old Trafford.
Although he has not yet announced it, there were reports that the former captain is considering leaving the game after the current tournament.
However, Virat Kohli does not know if Mr. cool is considering such a thing or not.
While talking to reporters after the game, Kohli rejected any knowledge about the possibility of Dhoni withdrawing, saying that the veteran gamekeeper-batter has not told him about his future plans.
Dhoni was devastated when he ran out in the 49th part of India’s pursuit against New Zealand on Wednesday. For the umpteenth time in his career, he kept alive India’s hopes by helping the team recover from 92 by 6 in their pursuit of 240.
He also reached a brave fifty and sewed a 106-race stand for the seventh field with Ravindra Jadeja, but it was not enough, as New Zealand won the semifinal by 18 races and took India out of the World Cup.
In addition, Indian legend Sachin Tendulkar has urged fans to give Dhoni space.
Speaking to the media, Tendulkar said: “That is your personal decision [at the end of your career of more than 50 years.] Everyone should give you that space and respect.” Everyone should respect their contribution to Indian cricket instead of starting to speculate, having contributed so much, I should be the one to make that decision. “