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Should MS Dhoni remain India's first choice wicket-keeper for the ICC World Cup 2019?

635   //    16 Jan 2019, 10:38 IST

MS Dhoni has served the nation for a long long time.
MS Dhoni has served the nation for a long long time.

MS Dhoni is simply one of the legends to ever play the game of cricket. He has been the best wicket-keeper Indian cricket ever had. He has also been one of the best Captains to ever lead a nation or a team.

He has won everything the game has to offer as far as trophies are concerned. He has been one of the proudest contributors this game has ever had. He is running out of time at this juncture of his career as he is currently one of the veterans in this game. He is currently 37 years of age and has the most experience in this Indian cricket team.

He has already retired from the Test format of the game in 2014 while he was playing the Test series against Australia in Australia. He wanted to remain focused in the limited format of the game and wanted to help the nation in the shorter formats of the game. He also resigned from his captaincy role in 2017 ahead of the England series.

He has already led the nation to a Twenty-20 World Cup in 2007, World Cup in 2011, Champions Trophy in 2013 and 3 IPL trophies for Chennai Super Kings in 2010, 2011 and 2018.

He hasn't been in the best of his form lately and as a result, some people have started arguing if he is the right man for the wicket-keeping spot in the Indian cricket team squad which will play in the upcoming ICC World Cup 2019.

He has already won all the trophies this game ever had to offer.
He has already won all the trophies this game ever had to offer.

Some fans have stated the idea of replacing MS Dhoni with the young, talented and attacking Rishabh Pant who is just 21 years old and has already made his place in the Indian Test side as the first choice wicket-keeper.

Rishabh Pant has performed consistently well in the Test series against Australia and has been a key figure in the Indian team since he came into the squad. He is not currently playing in the one-day series against Australia as Dhoni returned for this series. BCCI told the media that he was rested for this series rather than being dropped from the squad and is very much part of the plans for the upcoming World Cup in England.

Dinesh Karthik is another option for Indian who is currently playing in the ongoing one day series against Australia alongside Dhoni in the same starting XI.

Dhoni has been in great form in the current series so far making his case for the World Cup strong. It will be very difficult for the selectors to drop Dhoni from playing in the starting XI at the World Cup after all he has done for the nation who just loves this sport so much.