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Dhoni Retires: Why Saqlain feels 'hurt' over BCCI's treatment of Dhoni?

IANS/New Delhi
Filed on August 23, 2020
Saqlain Mushtaq has hit out at the Indian cricket board for not treating Dhoni the right way.

The former Pakistan spinner said it would've been great to see Dhoni retire after playing in the India kit for one last time.

Former Pakistan spin wizard Saqlain Mushtaq said he was hurt as the Indian cricket board failed to treat MS Dhoni the right way.

Dhoni had earlier this month announced his retirement from international cricket, thus making the World Cup semifinal in July 2019 his last match for India.

"I always say positive things and try not to spread negativity in any way but I think I should say this. This is kind of a defeat of BCCI," said Saqlain on his Youtube channel.

"They did not treat a big player like him in the right way. The retirement shouldn't have happened like this. This is coming straight from my heart and I believe millions of his fans feel the same way. I'm really sorry to BCCI that I'm saying this but they didn't treat Dhoni well, I'm hurt."

A flurry of tributes followed Dhoni's rather frugal announcement in which he posted a montage of images from various points of his international career.

"May God bless him in his future endeavours and whatever decisions he makes but there is one regret that I have. I think Dhoni's every fan will have the same regret. It would've been great to see him retire after playing in the India kit for one last time," Saqlain added.

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