Will pick ODIs if I have to choose one format: Dhoni
Chennai, May 2: India skipper MS Dhoni insisted that his Test-retirement comment made in Australia earlier this year was ‘blown out of proportion’, and that if he had to choose one format to play he would opt for One-day cricket. Dhoni said his retirement plans depend on how his body feels late next year.
“By the end of 2013, I will have to see where my body stands. If am not fit enough, I will make way for a youngster, who can play 50-60 games before the big tournament.
“If my body forces me to carry on in only one format, I would choose the 50-over format,” he said.
He added: “By 2014, if I think I may not be in good shape to play the 2015 World Cup, I will give up both formats to make way for a replacement, who needs to settle down,” Dhoni told a conference here on Tuesday, while announcing the initiative to sponsor the gear for 10 kids.
“I remember when I had started playing, I had found it a very expensive sport. My first stipend was Rs 625 when I played in Ranchi, then it went up to Rs 1,000 and Rs 2,000. This money will help them buy stuff and play the sport without any worries,” Dhoni added.
When asked about Sachin Tendulkar’s Rajya Sabha nomination, he simply said, “Let’s wait and watch.”
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