Exclusive: Steve Waugh makes stunning comment about Dhoni’s retirement speculation

Debasis Sen, London: A long speculation is going on whether former India captain MS Dhoni will retire from international cricket after India’s heartbreaking exit from World Cup after they lost to New Zealand in the semis by 18 runs. Australia’s former World Cup winning captain Steve Waugh opened up on this matter. He feels in Australia a player has to retire after a certain age but in sub-continent it’s not the case as some players becomes legend, one can say god as well. So there taking retirement isn’t that easy for a player like that. But commenting on Dhoni’s current situation he termed Dhoni still a great player.

“Its interesting. Australia definitely do that. It doesn’t matter who you are because you have got to move on. Maybe in the sub-continent, you get a bit more leeway with 1.4 billion people following you. People no longer remain people. They become legends, God. It’s very hard to move on. It becomes increasingly challenging when people get to a certain age. Mahendra Singh Dhoni you are referring to is still a great player, said Waugh.

On being asked about Australia’s performance the former Aussie skipper looked pleased about his nation’s performance. He feels the Aussies have improved remarkably well in last one year time.

“I think it’s a fair comment that Australia have done well in the World Cup compared to where they were 12 months ago. Once they got to the semi-finals there were high expectations. They might be disappointed this morning but overall I think Aaron Finch did great job as captain as well as a player,” concluded Steve.

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