MS Dhoni should continue playing while fit and in shape, says Gautam Gambhir | Cricket News
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NEW DELHI: Former opening of India Gautam gambhir on saturday he said Mahendra Singh Dhoni must keep playing international Cricket as long as you feel fit, fit and enjoying the game.
The World Cup winning swordsman, on a cricket gap year for the past year, turned 39 on July 7. He has not played cricket since India’s semi-final exit from the ODI World Cup last year.
Gambhir, who played cricket a lot with Dhoni, said: “Age is just a number, I think if you are in very good shape, if you are hitting the ball really well.”
“Ms dhoni, if he’s hitting the ball really well, if he’s in very good shape, if he’s enjoying the game, and if he thinks he can still win the game for the country in that number, especially at six-seven. ”
Dhoni led the country in limited formats from 2007 to 2016 and in Cricket Test from 2008 to 2014.
He is the only captain to win all the ICC trophies.
“If you are in good physical shape and form, you should continue to play because no one can compel anyone to withdraw,” Gambhir said on the Star Sports Cricket Connected show.
“A lot of experts can put a lot of pressure on people like MS Dhoni because of their age and so on, but again it’s an individual decision, when you started playing cricket it was your individual decision.”
Under the captaincy of Dhoni, India won the first World T20 in 2007, the 2011 ODI World Cup and the 2013 Champions Trophy, among others.
Speaking about the IPL that takes place in the UAE due to the increase in COVID cases in India, Gambhir said: “It doesn’t matter where you go, but if you go to the UAE, it is a great place to play cricket in any format and most importantly I think it will change the mood of the nation as well.
“It’s not about which franchise wins or which player scores runs or which guy takes wicket, it’s just changing the mood of the nation. So this IPL is probably going to be bigger than the rest of the IPLs because I think that it’s for the nation. ”