Will Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s no.7 jersey comply with him into retirement? A demand has actually been raised and a distinguished voice inside BCCI agrees with it.
India wicket-keeper batsman Dinesh Karthik on Sunday turned the primary to voice the opinion in his tribute to the previous captain, who drew curtains on his profession with a easy “consider me retired” on his instagram web page.
With a photo of him and Dhoni after the World Cup semifinal loss to New Zealand last year, Karthik posted: “This is the last photo taken after our semis at the World Cup.lots of great memories through this journey. I hope the @bcci retire the #7 jersey in white ball cricket.” Karthik made his India debut three months earlier than Dhoni did in 2004 and if it was not for the particular expertise the previous India skipper possessed, the Tamil Nadu cricketer would have gone on to play much more than 26 Tests, 94 ODIs and 32 T20s by now.”Good luck with your second innings in life , I’m certain you’ll have numerous surprises for us there too,” said Karthik.
Reacting to it, BCCI apex counil member and former India ladies’s team captain Shantha Rangaswamy said Dhoni deserves the accolade.
“I am glad he has retired when people are asking why and why not. His contribution both as player and captain has been immense. Considering that, retiring the jersey will be fitting tribute to him,” she advised PTI.
“He surely deserves it,” she said.
The solely occasion of a jersey being retired in Indian cricket was when Sachin Tendulkar bid adieu to the sport.
The batting maestro’s No.10 jersey was retired in 2017, a very good 4 years after he stop when Shardul Thakur prompted an uproar amongst followers by making his debut sporting the quantity throughout a tour of Sri lanka.
The ICC doesn’t object to jersey retirements, leaving it on particular person boards to take a name on the matter.
Indian ladies’s ODI team captain Mithali Raj additionally said that Dhoni has immortalised the no.7 jersey.
“The man who immortalised jersey no.7, whose sharp mind and a cool head earned him the tag of #CaptionCool , the man who fulfilled billion indian dreams by two World Cup trophies and who bid adieu in his inimitable style. Congratulations #MSDhoni on an outstanding career,” she wrote on Twitter.
Besides Karthik and Mithali, Dhoni’s legions of followers said the jersey solely belonged to Dhoni.
“As a die hard Dhoni fan I request @bcci to retire jersey no. 7 as a mark of respect for his endless contribution to the game,” wrote a fan on Twitter.
A Twitter account named “M S Dhoni Fans Official”, requested its greater than half one million followers to “Retweet if you want BCCI to retire Jersey no. 7!”