The year 2020 has started and it will be one of the fascinating year for the cricket lovers. The ICC T20 World Cup will be played in Australia later this year but that’s not enough as the fans will start witnessing some great cricketing action in the Indian Premier League. With so much of action, we can witness some of the legendary cricketers retiring from the game.
There have been lots of reports that some cricketers might say good bye to the game after T20 World Cup. Here are the 3 legendary cricketers who can retire from international cricket in 2020:
#1 Mahendra Singh Dhoni: One of the most successful Indian captain MS Dhoni can retire from international cricket this year. The man who made Indian cricket team champions in all formats of the game has been off from the scenes since India’s exit from 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup. Indian cricket team won 2007 ICC T20 World Cup, 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup, and 2013 ICC champions trophy under his leadership. Cricket fans around the world have been waiting for his international comeback for a long time. MS Dhoni retired from test cricket in 2014 and stepped down from limited over captaincy in 2017. Mahi also faced a massive backlash from the fans because of his slow innings in 2019 World Cup. With fans anticipating his comeback, head coach Ravi Shastri dropped a hint of Dhoni may retire from ODIs soon. However, he might continue to play T20Is for the team, but that depends on his upcoming IPL performances. With the continuous dip in strike rate and a long lay off from international cricket, Dhoni can announce his retirement in 2020.
#2 Lasith Malinga: The Sri Lankan legendary cricketer Lasith Malinga has already retired from Tests and ODIs, but he is currently playing for Sri Lanka in the T20 format. Lasith Malinga is leading the Sri Lankan side in the series against India. There have been rumors that the yorker king might retire from international cricket after the ICC T20 World Cup. In 2019, Malinga took a 4 wicket hattrick against the New Zealand during the home season. These kind of performances reflects that the legend hasn’t lost the charm in his bowling. He has the best economy rate in the T20Is, but his uneven fitness has troubled him a lot that can force him to retire from international cricket in 2020.
#3 Shoaib Malik: The former Pakistani captain and one of the finest allrounder can also say goodbye to interntional cricket this year. The 37 year old retired from Test cricket back in 2015. After Pakistan’s early exit from the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup, Malik decided to retire from the ODIs too. With the bunch of young lads in the team, Malik has very less chance to represent Pakistan in the upcoming T20 World Cup. It will be interesting to see whether he can make a comeback in the Pakistani side or not.