With all cricketing activities suspended in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) posted an old photograph of MS Dhoni on Twitter with the caption ‘Smile is the way to be’, to spread some cheer among fans who have been dealt the double blow of the cancelling of the ODI series between India and South Africa and the postponement of the hugely popular Indian Premier League (IPL).
Fans of MS Dhoni have been eagerly waiting for the IPL as Dhoni was scheduled to make his comeback to competitive cricket in the tournament. The former India captain has been on a self imposed exile since taking part in India’s semi-final loss to New Zealand in the ICC World Cup last year.
Dhoni was seen practicing in full flow in the nets for Chennai Super Kings and was to lead the three time champions against Mumbai Indians in the IPL opener on March 29. But with the IPL getting postponed and doubts being raised about whether it will take place at all, Dhoni’s future remains in the dark.