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    Was World Cup semi-final MS Dhoni’s last match? Here’s what skipper Virat Kohli & fans have to say

    India lost to New Zealand by 18 runs in the semi-final on July 10 at the Old Trafford, and the Kiwis reached their second finale post 2015.

    New Delhi: As India’s journey at World Cup 2019 comes to an end, the biggest question facing Indian cricket today is former skipper MS Dhoni’s retirement. While fans have started posting ‘thank you’ messages for MSD, skipper Virat Kohli has said he isn’t aware about any retirement plans of Dhoni.

    The World Cup-winning captain hit a half-century in the semi-final against New Zealand, but could not take the team to the finish line.

    During the post-match press briefing, a reporter asked Virat Kohli about India’s upcoming ODI bilateral series with West Indies, and whether Dhoni would be a part of the team. Kohli replied, “No, he hasn’t told us anything about his future.”

    In the World Cup, Dhoni faced severe criticism post his slow knock against Afghanistan and England and for not being able to perform up to the expectations. However, he found defenders, such as former captain Sourav Ganguly, who said Dhoni remains the best finisher of the game.

    “As a finisher he has tremendous respect all around the world, as Kevin Pietersen said. And it was actually not over, it was tough, but he had the ability to finish matches on his own and get the big hits. That’s why he leaves it to the last,” Ganguly said.

    Former Australian wicket-keeper Adam Gilchrist tweeted “Not sure if you are playing on but thanks @msdhoni You have given the game so much. Always admired your calmness and self-belief.”

    India lost to New Zealand by 18 runs in the semi-final on July 10 at the Old Trafford and the Kiwis reached their second finale post 2015.

    Also Read: World Cup 2019: India lose semi-final battle, New Zealand reach their second straight finale

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