Ravi Shastri has told that after the match in Melbourne, Dhoni suddenly told everyone that he was going to retire from Test cricket. Earlier, no player in the team had any information about this.
Dhoni Suddenly Gave Information
During India’s tour of Australia, Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni surprised everyone by retiring from Tests. On 30 December 2014, Dhoni suddenly informed me that he was retiring from Test cricket. The decision was a shock to everyone. Before the announcement of Dhoni’s retirement, Team India was playing the Boxing Day Test. After the draw of this match, the Indian captain announced his retirement from Test cricket. At this time, the former coach of Team India, Ravi Shastri used to be the director of the team.
Ravi Shastri was the director of the Indian team when he took retirement from Tests. He had also thought of talking to Dhoni on the subject but later changed his mind. Shastri said that Dhoni had decided to retire from Tests because of his fitness. Shastri wrote in his book that, ‘All cricketers say that record does not matter to them. But for some, it is very important. All I wanted was that Dhoni should change his mind and come back from retirement. However, he had a fitness problem, and then I did not pursue my idea.
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Recalling the incident, Shastri said that no one in the team was aware of this until Dhoni told everyone in a very simple way that he was retiring from Test cricket. In a conversation with Star Sports, Shastri said that Dhoni took the decision of retirement only then. When he understood that Virat Kohli was ready to captain the team.
Ravi Shastri revealed this big secret
Shastri said, “He knew who was the next captain in the queue. He was just waiting for the right time to announce it. Because he knew how much workload his body could handle. He is in ODIs and T20s.” Wanted to prolong his career. When his body told him that it is enough, it means enough. Dhoni has no other thoughts.”
This decision was shocking to all
Shastri said, “It was very shocking to everyone when Dhoni told that he is retiring from Test cricket. He even walked up to me like normal days and said I want to say something to the players. I said Absolutely, I thought he would say something like we drew a good match. Batted on the last day. It was a big deal to draw this match and he came and said I am retiring from Test cricket. I told everyone in the dressing room. Look at the faces, they were all shocked, but this is Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
Dhoni suddenly surprised everyone with this decision
Former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni had retired from Test cricket in the year 2014 itself. At that time Team India was on an Australia tour and Dhoni surprised everyone by suddenly taking this decision. After Dhoni’s retirement from Test cricket, Virat Kohli was given the command of the Test team. Everyone was very eager to know why Dhoni suddenly retired from Test cricket, but no one had disclosed it till now. Team India’s head coach Ravi Shastri has now revealed why Dhoni had taken this decision all of a sudden.