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Second innings: MS Dhoni likely to wear a political hat, hints senior BJP leader

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 13 July 2019, 12:04 IST

World Cup winning captain MS Dhoni, who has won many honours for the Country, may set foot in politics after his retirement from cricket, says senior BJP leader.

“MS Dhoni might begin his new innings in politics as part of team Narendra Modi,” BJP leader Sanjay Paswan said speaking to IANS.

Sanjay Paswan asserted that Dhoni might join the BJP and there has been a discussion on this issue.

"On this issue, there has been a discussion for long, although this decision will be taken only after his retirement," he added.

Paswan further went on to say that he has know Dhoni for long and hopes that he will join the saffron party after retiring from cricket.

"Dhoni is my friend, he is a player of world fame and there have been discussions on bringing him into the party fold," the BJP leader said.

Sanjay Paswan’s statement comes when MS Dhoni is in the centre of conversation after skipper Virat Kohli’s call to send him to bat at number 7 during the semi final clash against New Zealand.

After India’s dismal exit from the ICC World Cup 2019, there has been widespread speculations about MS Dhoni’s possible retirement from the game. With many urging captain cool to continue playing.

Many International cricketer, including former Australian skipper Steve Waugh, have come in support of Dhoni for his approach in the semi final clash against the Kiwis.

They also said that “without MS Dhoni, there would be no chance for India to win the game”.

"I think it is pretty unfair. MS Dhoni has won so many games to India and he has played in the same way over the long period of time. He can get you in a situation that can give you a chance to win the game and without him, there would not be a chance to win a game," Waugh said.

MS Dhoni is one of the celebrities whom BJP’s Amit Shah visited during his campaign ahead of the Lok Sabha elections 2019.

The elections in Jharkhand which is also MS Dhoni’s home state are scheduled to take place later this year. There are possibilities that MS Dhoni may be the chief ministerial candidate for BJP in the upcoming Jharkhand elections.

First published: 13 July 2019, 11:52 IST