While attending the trailer launch of his biopic “MS Dhoni: The Untold Story”, the Indian ODI skipper has made it clear that he has no intention of retiring anytime soon. The 35-year-old's future has been up for a lot of debates recently, but Dhoni said he is interested in focusing on the present.
When asked about what is next for him after cricket, he replied, "It's a difficult question to answer... when I was growing up, there were only two options in my life - playing cricket and study. When I got a job there was security that even if cricket doesn't happen, then I have a respectable job in hand.”
"I will have to see the positive and negative side and think in which role people will like to see me. I will look into it later as right now I am playing cricket and I would like to focus on that," Dhoni said, reported the PTI.
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"I take learning from my past and one needs to have goals for the future, but the important thing is the present. You have to find motivation from either family or friends or people around you. For me, my country is my biggest motivating factor," he said.
Dhoni also went on to elucidate that he never thought about playing for India when he started to play the game, and he mentioned Michael Phelps to establish his point that milestones cannot determine your future.
"I have never played cricket thinking this is my milestone. When we used to play cricket in school or park, our only aim was to win the game. Milestones can never be used to decide your future.
"Had that been the case, then Michael Phelps should have retired after winning five Olympic gold medals. It's about how much one can continue in their work, how good one is and how one can take it forward," Dhoni said before signing off.