MS Dhoni, the former Indian captain has been making a lots of news since quite sometime now. First his slow knock in the T20i series and ODI series became a matter of debate on social media and then there were some strong rumors that MS Dhoni will be taking the retirement from the international cricket soon.
Last month, as the T20i and ODI series concluded there were strong rumors of MS Dhoni’s impending retirement from international cricket after a video of him went viral on the internet where he was seen collecting the ball from the umpire after the match.
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Clearing the air, MS Dhoni has finally opened up about the same incident and revealed the reason why he took the ball from the umpire. The reason he gave is very sensible and wise, he said :
“(I took the ball) to see why we are not able to get enough reverse swing. Because we will be playing the World Cup in England, we have to (ensure) that we get reverse swing going. Because it is something that is very important. If the opposition is getting it, we should also get it, at some point or the other,”
“After 50 overs, the ball is useless to the ICC (International Cricket Council), so I requested the umpire ‘Can I get the ball and gave it to the bowling coach?’”
“We need to work on it as to how we can get it more scuffed up so that we can get a bit of reverse swing going, that will in-turn help the fast bowlers get those yorkers or wickets in and around the 40th over mark. That would really help us restrict the opposition by not getting too many runs in the last 10 overs.”
MS Dhoni also talked about the ongoing test series of Indian cricket team in England and he believes that Indian cricket team are going to return back with a bang in the second match of the five match series, after loosing the first one. He said :
“I will just tell you one thing — to win a Test match, you need 20 wickets and we (India) did that. So that’s the only answer I would give because it doesn’t matter how well you bat, how well you are there for five days but (by) taking 20 wickets, you can win a Test match,”
Talking MS Dhoni, he will be seen back on the field next month during India’s next ODI series in the Asia Cup in the UAE.
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