Despite rarely giving interviews or posting across social media platforms, veteran India wicket-keeper batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s name still manages to do the rounds in the country.
Dhoni, who last played for India during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, missed the West Indies tour (and all subsequent series) last year due to his training for the parachute regiment of the Indian Army in Kashmir valley.
Dhoni was subsequently in the news in January when his name wasn’t to be found in the list of annually contracted Indian players. It was widely anticipated that a stellar IPL 2020 season might open doors for Dhoni’s international comeback keeping eyes on the ICC T20 World Cup 2020.
However, with IPL 2020 getting postponed indefinitely, the status of Dhoni’s international comeback (if any) has become all the more complicated.
Sakshi Dhoni quashes rumours of Dhoni’s retirement
It was yesterday that “#DhoniRetires” was trending throughout the day on social media platform Twitter. With no kind of official announcement from the 38-year old player, it was both surprising and hilarious as to how mere reports convinced numerous people to believe that the former captain has hung his boots from international cricket.
Considering the amount of tweets around the hashtag, Dhoni’s wife Sakshi Dhoni took to the same platform to quash rumours about her husband’s retirement. “Its only rumours ! I understand Lockdown has made people mentally unstable ! #DhoniRetires .. Get a life !,” read Sakshi Dhoni’s tweet which she deleted soon after posting it.
Rumors on MS Dhoni’s retirement
Since then many celebrities came forward to donate and help the government in feeding the poor people. There were reports that MS Dhoni donated Rs 1 Lakh to support the 100 families of daily wage workers in Pune. But the former Indian skipper had faced a lot of criticism for donating such a low amount. His net worth is 800 crore and many people felt that he should have donated much more.
Now Sakshi Singh Dhoni, wife of MS Dhoni, has denied the rumours of MS Dhoni donating 1 Lakh to the public charitable trust in Pune. She posted a tweet to let everyone know about the false reports. “I request all media houses to stop carrying out false news at sensitive times like these ! Shame on You ! I wonder where responsible journalism has disappeared !”, she tweeted.