5 Legendary Cricketers Who Could Retire After The 2019 World Cup

The ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 is hosted by England and Wales from 30 May to 14 July 2019. The teams have started preparing for the tournament. While many players are playing their first ICC World Cup 2019, there are a lot of players, legends, who will call it one day after the ICC’s main event. Here is the country-wise list of all the players who are likely to bid for the World Cup games.

MS Dhoni – India

MS Dhoni - India

Rishabh Pant is developing as a world-class player and Dinesh Karthik is constantly knocking at the selector’s door with a spectacular display, it is no surprise that MS Dhoni will call it a day after the 2019 World Cup. In fact, in a press conference after World 20 2016, MS Dhoni expressed his desire to run for the 2019 World Cup. Without Dhoni’s sports, sports readings and wicket-keeping skills, Indian cricket will no longer be so.

Having been a part of Team India, he has been a fantastic career. Perhaps the most favorite captain of all time, he is also the most skilled. The best way to say goodbye to Dhoni is to play the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, or win better way. A final token of love for the country, one final medal on his wall.

AB de Villiers – South Africa

AB de Villiers - South Africa

When AB De Villiers announced his retirement from India for all series of international cricket in January with all of the shocks, the entire cricket community was stunned. South Africa will remember most of them in the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup.

Recently, the 34-year-old was asked about his retirement decisions and the forthcoming World Cup, which is scheduled to begin on May 30. Despite this, De Villiers said that he has no regrets after Adeu’s bid in international cricket. “I think I have made the right decision to retire,” De Villiers was said to be stumped at the BBC World Service.

Chris Gayle – West Indies

Chris Gayle - West Indies

Easily the West Indies’s second highest run-getter, the most valuable T20 player, Calypso King, Chris Gayle in 2017 World Cup after the most controversial but most favorite player, Brian Lara, is ready to retire from ODIs.

Chris Gayle’s retirement will not only hurt West Indies cricket, but also his fans around the world who would have liked his mastermind and big sixes on the field.

2018 was probably one of the worst years for the big hitter, who was absent from the West Indies for a long time. Despite this, the chief selector of the West Indies, Courtney Browne, is certain that Gayle will play an important role during the team’s ICC Cricket World Cup.

Shoaib Malik – Pakistan

Shoaib Malik - Pakistan

Currently, Pakistan’s only player who played cricket in the 90’s, Shoaib Malik has officially said that he will call it a day after the 2019 World Cup.

Shoaib Malik confirmed that his last effort will be with a world event, indicating potential retirement from international cricket after the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup tournament in England.

With plenty of new left arm pacers coming in and being selected in Pakistan cricket, the fast bowling sensation like Wahab Riaz and Sohail Tanvir have also officially announced their retirement.

Lasith Malinga – Sri Lanka

Lasith Malinga - Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan pace bowling sensation and most likely his best fast bowler Lasith Malinga is to call for a limited overs format 2019 World Cup for a day.

Malinga said he would leave the ODIs after the 2019 World Cup in England and Wales, and after the Twenty20 tournament, he will call for his career ahead of time, which will be played in Australia in October-November 2020.

35-year-old said, “After the ICC Cricket World Cup, my cricketing career is ending,” his cricketing game ended after visiting South Africa on Friday.

Spin bowling all-rounder, Dilruwan Pereira, who is still 36 years old, is also likely to make a call after the 2019 World Cup.

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