The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is all set to host a farewell match for MS Dhoni, former captain of the Indian team (India National Cricket Team), who announced his retirement from international cricket on August 15. Talking to IANS, a senior BCCI official said that the board will talk to Dhoni during the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League, and plan accordingly.
According to media reports, the BCCI official said, “There is no international series at the moment. Maybe after IPL, we will see what can be done because Dhoni has done a lot for the country and he deserves this honor. We always wanted a Fairwell match for them, but Dhoni is a different player. When he announced his retirement, no one thought about it.”
When asked if Dhoni had said anything like this, the official said, “No, but of course we will talk to him during IPL and it will be the right place to take his opinion about the match or series. Well, there will be a fair honor ceremony for them whether they agree to it or not. It would be an honor for us to honor them.”
Dhoni announced his retirement from international cricket through an Instagram post on August 15. Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren then demanded a farewell match for the former Indian captain from the board. Hemant Soren had said that the match should be held in Jharkhand itself.
MS Dhoni has been one of India’s most successful captains. He won the T20 World Cup in 2007 and then under his captaincy the team won the 2011 World Cup and then in 2013 the team succeeded in winning the Champions Trophy under his captaincy. Dhoni is the only captain in the world who has won all three ICC tournaments as captains.