Dhoni, the one captain to have received all of the ICC trophies, retired from worldwide cricket on Saturday, greater than a yr after he final performed for India — the misplaced World Cup semifinal towards New Zealand.
There have been speculations relating to his participation on this yr’s T20 World Cup in Australia, which was postponed to 2022 because of the world well being disaster.
“Dhoni’s retirement was very shocking news. I think Corona also played a role in this decision, otherwise Dhoni would have played T20 World Cup,” Chahal mentioned in News18 India’s particular program Chaupal.
Chahal additionally mentioned that Dhoni nonetheless has it in him to hold on enjoying worldwide cricket. “I still want him to play,” mentioned the 30-year-old from Haryana, who has represented India in 52 Tests and 42 ODIs.
“Because of him Kuldeep Yadav and I succeeded. We used to get a lot of help from him from behind the wicket. If Dhoni was there, 50 per cent of my work was already done.”
Chahal mentioned Dhoni’s presence made it simpler for them to decipher the pitch. “Dhoni knew how the pitch was behaving. Before the first ball, we knew what the pitch was like because of him. Otherwise, when Dhoni was not there, we would take two overs to understand the pitch,” he mentioned.
“In the match, since Virat (Kohli) and Rohit (Sharma) were on the boundary, then Dhoni was the nearest senior, he would help us always. Dhoni also helped Kuldeep and I a lot during the tour of South Africa.”
Asked if Dhoni ought to get a farewell match, Chahal mentioned: “This decision will be taken by the BCCI. Also, what Dhoni wants needs to be considered.”
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