While all the cricket fanatics are gearing up for all the fun and excitement ahead of ICC World Cup 2019, here is something interesting that MS Dhoni shared with his fans through a video clip- which he calls ‘a secret’.
The video has become viral on the internet and netizens are busy making their own assumptions about what apparently seems to be his ”after retirement plans.”
Here is the video of Dhoni making rounds on the internet.
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In the video, the 37-year-old can be heard saying in the video, “I wanted to share a secret with all of you. Right from childhood I always wanted to become an artist, I have played a lot of cricket so I decided it’s time for me now to take up what I wanted so I have made a few paintings.”
Further, Dhoni reveals that he was always interested in painting since his childhood. His plans after quitting cricket are rapidly fuelling speculations about his retirement.
He shares few of his paintings in the video – the first one is a landscape drawing, the second one was of what he described as ‘something which can become a mode of transport in future’. Calling the third one his favourite, Dhoni said it was a replica of him while batting in Indian Premier League franchise Chennai Super Kings’ jersey.
Dhoni also said that he will soon hold an exhibition of his paintings and asked for suggestions and advice from his fans in this regard. He shared his favourite painting, which according to him, is his self-portrait holding the cricket bat in the air.
The video which sounds more of a mockery on the questions like, “Is Dhoni retiring from cricket?” has become viral on social media.
Though the news about his retirement is not yet official, people are making their own speculations. While some of them commented as “These are Ziva’s paintings”, others are saying that “perhaps media couldn’t see through the obvious sarcasm cause they have run with the story without mentioning the undertone of mockery from Dhoni.”
Is he really retiring from the cricketing world or just entertaining his fans, we can’t pin on anything. However, after the conclusion of IPL 2019, the cricketer confirmed that he will play in the next season.
Dhoni, who has retired from Test cricket in 2014, has amassed 10,500 ODI runs from 341 games, averaging 50.72 with 10 centuries and 71 fifties.
India will enter the World Cup as one of the favourites alongside hosts England and Australia. The Virat Kohli-led side starts its campaign against South Africa on 5 June at The Rose Bowl in Southampton.
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