I was curious to know why MSD/Raina abruptly announced retirement on 15th Aug 19:29 hours. Was there any specific reason for it? While digging deeper, I started getting weird opinions on social media including the great recession timing of 1929 & how these players brought an end to their own tension with the timings & gaining freedom ( Funny though).
However, there are some remarkable revelations about retirement which have much higher weight as compared to other reasons. Not sure how true is this but still thought of sharing.
It seems they had already made up minds to make retirement on Saturday (August 15). Dhoni’s jersey number is 7 and Raina is 3 – put it together and it makes 73. And on August 15, India completed 73 years of independence, so there couldn’t have been a better day. Now the questions come why from 1929hrs or 07:29 PM?
India lost the World Cup 2019 semi-final against New Zealand at 7:29 PM. Yuzvendra Chahal, India’s last man got out at 7:29 PM officially after opting DRS at 7:26 PM, and Grant Elliott tweeted the very next second about the victory of the Black Caps.
If such revelations are TRUE, then especially in the case of MSD, must say that even at the very last of his formal goodbye, he gave the same message he stood for throughout these years, that you play for the nation and while doing so, you’re on a NATIONAL DUTY. It was not over for him with his RUN-OUT but with India’s LOSS at the World Cup.
No wonder why such players earned the world’s respect and they are emotions to billions !!
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