Not retiring from ODI cricket: Dhoni

Source : SIFY
Last Updated: Thu, Mar 26, 2015 18:02 hrs

India skipper MS Dhoni ruled out retirement from the shorter format and said that he will be playing the T20 World Cup next year and that he has not thought about retirement.

"I'm 33, I'm still running, still fit. Next year, T20 World Cup will be the time to decide about 2019 or not," said Dhoni after India surrendered the World Cup crown that they won four years back.

India's chase was on track in the first ten overs but the dismissal of Dhawan triggered the downfall as India never gained momentum.
"We started okay but they bowled well, they got the reverse swing going. We were happy with where we were at the start of the tournament. We got off to a very good start, Shikhar's dismissal was slightly on the softer side, at a time when we could have had the bowling under pressure. Didn't really need to play a big shot. But you get pressure chasing 300 plus makes you do things you don't want to do," the skipper said.

The India skipper is by far the best finisher in world cricket and has the potential of scripting perfect chases. However this time Dhoni left it too late but said that it was too much for him.

"There was too much for me to do and our lower order can't contribute too much in these conditions. Most of the good teams bat quite deep and our lower order need to bat well."

Speaking on the improvement of the players the skipper was all praise for Ajinkya Rahane. "Rahane is one, right through the Tests, ODIs, he's improved his batting a lot. I would like to thank the fans, at the end of the day when you play cricket you want people to come and watch, we've been here four months and the fans are travelling all over," he signed off.