3 Cricketers who may not retire in 2019 and 3 who are likely to retire
The year 2019 is the year of ICC World Cup. The tournament, in general, brings a lot of joy, and historical moments, but this tournament brings a lot of sadness too. This is the time of year when the cricketers decide to hang up their boots.
The 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup saw the legends of the game like Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene, Micheal Clarke, Brendon McCullum bid adieu, and the 2019 World Cup will be no different.
While the emergence of new blood is always heartening to see, it also simultaneously spells the end for some seasoned veterans.
Retirements are part and parcel of any game let alone Cricket, and it will be sad to see the legends of the game who have entertained the fans for more than a decade call it a day, but that is how the life goes.
Here are three players who might retire in 2019, and three senior cricketers who might continue to play even after 2019.
#1 May not retire - Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Yes, you read it right.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni might not retire in 2019. Dhoni is arguably one of the greatest ever limited overs player that the country has ever produced. His achievements are not limited only as a batsman, but also extends as a captain. Under Dhoni's leadership, India has won all the ICC trophies that are offered.
After India's exit from the ICC World Cup 2015, rumours of a Dhoni's retirement started to spread, but later he clarified that he will continue till the 2019 World Cup. But 2019 World Cup might not be the end of Dhoni's International career.
The ICC T20 World Cup was the first ICC Trophy that Dhoni conquered, and it is fitting that he ends his career winning the T20 World Cup in 2020.
Dhoni's inclusion in the T20I squad for the New Zealand tour can be a subtle indication that Dhoni is still eyeing the T20 World Cup. Whenever Dhoni decides to call it a day, the cricket will never be the same.