As per information company IANS, a senior BCCI official mentioned the board will communicate to MS Dhoni about his farewell recreation, through the upcoming version of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020), and plan accordingly.
“There is no international series right now, maybe after IPL, we will see what can be done because Dhoni has done a lot for the nation and he deserves all the respect. We always wanted to have a farewell match for him but Dhoni is a different player. He announced his retirement when nobody was thinking of it,” the official mentioned.
Asked if they’d any phrase with Dhoni as of but, the official mentioned, “No, but surely we will speak to him during the IPL and that would be the right place to get his opinion about a match or series. Well, there will be a proper felicitation ceremony for him no matter if he agrees on it or not. That will be our honour to felicitate him.”
Former Indian cricketer Madan Lal, too, agreed on holding a correct farewell match for the veteran wicketkeeper-batsman.
“I would be really happy if the BCCI hosts a match for Dhoni. He is a legendary player and you can’t let him go just like that. His fans would want to see him again in action,” Lal was quoted by IANS as saying.
“IPL is happening in the UAE and everybody will be glued to their screens to watch him play. But the board can host a series in India too, so that people can see him live in the stadium (obviously after this pandemic gets over),” he added.
Earlier, Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren had additionally sought a farewell match for one of the profitable captains in world cricket and the best finisher the world has ever seen. Soren had made an attraction to the BCCI, saying that Jharkhand can be the host.
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