MUMBAI – The time has come for India's long-serving wicketkeeper-batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni to bow out of international cricket - and he should go before he's pushed, batting great Sunil Gavaskar said.
Former captain Dhoni has been the subject of intense speculation among fans, ex-players and pundits over when he will retire from international cricket since India's semi-final exit from the World Cup.
The veteran of 350 one-dayers, who quit playing tests at the end of 2014, has not provided any hint of what his plans are.
However he made himself unavailable for India's tour of the West Indies and instead opted to spend 15 days with India's territorial army, a reservist force that draws on civilians who can do short stints to assist the military.
Dhoni was also a notable omission from India's Twenty20 squad for the ongoing three-match series against South Africa.