Amid the excitement of India’s tough win at Lord’s in the 2nd Test against England, a statement from captain MS Dhoni got lost under a stockpile of figures and Ishant Sharma carols. MS Dhoni, who again masterminded a piece of history for India with a Test win at Lord’s after 28 years, has seen the view from the top in Tests, ODIs and T20s; but it looks the Indian captain is now working on an exit plan.
“It seems it will be my last at Lord’s, for sure… so it’s definitely memorable.” That statement from the 33-year-old India captain would’ve made heads turn had the team lost the Lord’s Test. But since it was a famous victory delivered in style by Ishant, those words from Dhoni failed to draw any focus.
But that is not the first occasion MS Dhoni has hinted at his possible exit. However, his suggestion this time has to be weighed differently – made at the age of 33. In January 2012, Dhoni – only skipper to have won every ICC trophy – had said something on the similar lines. But he was 30 then, and more than 2 years of international cricket take enough out of you to change and make up your mind.