India registered a 28 run victory against Bangladesh to seal a semi final berth in the ongoing world cup. India currently stands with 14 points in 8 games at the second spot in the points table and if they manage to win their next game and Australia loses their last game to South Africa then the men in blue will rise to the numero uno position in the table.
Now before the knockouts, Indian team will face a dejected Sri Lanka who are allready out from the race of semi-final and it will offer a good opportunity for Virat Kohli led side to test their preparation before the business end of the tournament. The game will be played at Headingley in Leeds on 6th July. The pitch is traditionally flat and will favour the batsman.
MS Dhoni’s retirement speculation make the fans sweating
There are speculations that the veteran cricketer will appear in the national colours for the last time in the ongoing world cup. Dhoni successfully led India in 2007 World T20, 2011 world cup and 2013 champions trophy and nothing will be worthwhile than Dhoni playing his farewell game in the ongoing world cup final at the iconic Lord’s in London.
Dhoni has been giving hints of retirement by showing gratitude towards the brands who sponsored him throughout his career. The Ranchi lad has been using the bats of different brands which were associated with him in some part of his cricketing career. Interestingly, he is not charging a single penny and just want to thanks the sponsors for backing him throughout his career. Usually, Dhoni charges around Rs 10-15 lakh per match for playing with a particular logo.
Dhoni finally opens up on retirement rumours
According to some experts, Dhoni will continue playing in the blue kit after the world cup. According to a report by ABP News, a reporter asked Dhoni about the question of the retirement to which he replied in the cheeky way.
“I don’t know when I will retire. But a lot of people want me to retire before tomorrow’s game,” Dhoni was quoted as saying by ABP news.
The reporter cleared that Dhoni was referring to people in the media who keep making guesses about the retirement rumours.
Earlier a report stated that Dhoni may play his last game for India in the ongoing world cup.
“You never know with MS Dhoni. But it is unlikely that he will continue to play for India after this World Cup. But since his decisions to quit captaincy from the three formats have been taken so suddenly, it is very difficult to predict at the moment,” Hindustan Times cited reports quoting a senior BCCI official.