Dhoni has ‘earned the right’ to make retirement call


Former Australia wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist feels India captain MS Dhoni has earned the right to announce his retirement and should not be questioned about the subject by the media or pubic.

After hosts India were knocked out of the recent World T20 in the semifinal against eventual champions West Indies, the 34-year-old Dhoni had to fend off questions about when he would be walking away from international cricket.

Dhoni, who has already retired from Test cricket after 90 games and has accumulated 275 ODI and 68 T20I caps, batted away the question and even made a joke about it at the post-match press conference after the last four clash.

Gilchrist said: "I don't like the fact that at this stage of a player's career, journalists or even the public start asking these questions. I don't see any evidence that he (Dhoni) is not up to the standards.

"He doesn't get too many decisions wrong. There was a time when he felt that it was time for Test cricket when everyone asked 'why'. Similarly, he would take a call on limited overs cricket too,"

Dhoni will lead new franchise Rising Pune Supergiants in their debut IPL season, starting on Saturday.