‘India Needs You’: Lata Mangeshkar Implores Dhoni To Not Retire As India’s World Cup Campaign Ends  (Pic via twitter)

Legendary Indian singer Lata Mangeshkar has requested former Indian skipper and current wicket keeper Mahendra Singh Dhoni not to retire.

“Aaj kal main sun rahi hun ke Aap retire hona chahte hain (I hear you want to retire),” Mangeshkar wrote in a tweet addressed to Dhoni. Despite his achievements for India, Dhoni has been receiving harsh criticism in the past games.

Various fans have been asking to drop the former Indian skipper over his slow strike rate. Many fans even wanted Dhoni to retire during the ongoing world cup.

“Kripaya aap aisa mat sochiye. Desh ko aap ke khel ki zaroorat hai aur ye meri bhi request hai ki Retirement ka vichar bhi aap mann mein mat laayiye (Please don’t retire. The nation needs you. I request you to not think about retiring),” she requested the 2007 T20 World Cup and 2011 World Cup winner.

MS Dhoni, who was recently seen trying to save team India’s world cup campaign against New Zealand. Dhoni scored 50 in 72 balls as he attempted to push India over the line into the semifinals, after India’s top three fell within the first three overs.

Rishabh Pant (32), Hardik Pandya (32), Dhoni and Jadeja’s (77) effort in vain as India fell short of the target for the second world cup semifinal in row. With India unable to progress into the finals, the match against New Zealand has been taunted as his last ODI for India.

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