Former India captain has managed to evade the public eye ever since team's semi-final loss at the World Cup in 2019. All this while a lot of speculations have been made about his future with the Indian team, but a close friend of his has made it clear that he has no plans of retiring any time soon.
Dhoni, who celebrated his 39th birthday on July 7, was recently seen riding his bike in his farm house. A video of the same has surfaced online.
His friend Mihir Diwakar had recently said, "Being friends, we don’t talk about his cricket. But looking at him, he’s not all thinking about retirement.
"He is very determined to play the IPL. He has worked really hard for this. If you remember he was there in Chennai one month in advance before everything was shut down.
"He has maintained his fitness regimen at his farmhouse and will start practice after the lockdown is lifted. Everything now depends on how fast the situation returns to normalcy."
Recently, former India captain Sourav Ganguly said Dhoni was not just a great finisher but a great overall player.
"One of the great players in world cricket. Not just a finisher, I think everyone talks about the way he finishes lower down the order...he batted at No. 3 when I was captain. He got 140 against Pakistan in Vizag..I always believe that he should bat up the order because he is so destructive," Ganguly told Mayank Agarwal in a video show for BCCI.
"You know the best player in the shorter format has the ability to hit boundaries at will. You look over a period of time, the history of one-day cricket...the best players can find the fence under pressure consistently and M.S. Dhoni was one of them."