Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s comeback is like a national debate that ceases to die down. The Jharkhand born cricketer has left such a deep impact in the minds and hearts of his admirers that until and unless he retires or makes a comeback, one can be rest assured that these voices won’t shut down.
While he hasn’t played any form of professional cricket since the heartbreaking loss to New Zealand in World Cup semifinal, his admirers were eagerly awaiting his return in the IPL. The stage was all set, CSK’s practice sessions at the Chepauk were met with a packed stadium and everyone just wanted to catch a glimpse of Thalaivar.
Alas, the IPL has been indefinitely postponed due to the terror of the highly mutant Coronavirus gripping the world. Even though KL Rahul has done exceedingly well in his new role as a wicketkeeper batsman, Mohammed Kaif is another legend who feels that it’s hard to look past Mahi.
“People think that there is a gap and had he played in the IPL it would have been easier for him to make a comeback. But I don’t think so. Dhoni is such a big player, he is a proper match-winner who knows how to play under pressure at number 6 and 7 and he is absolutely fit. So in my mind Dhoni is the number one player. No matter how many players come, you cannot replace because I think that if you remove someone, then another player should be ready. And he scored runs in that World Cup match against New Zealand and had a good partnership with Jadeja. He played well in that match and almost won us the game.” Kaif was quoted as saying by a leading daily.