It began with an innocuous tweet from Virat Kohli, and shortly blew up into one more spherical of hypothesis about whether or not Mahendra Singh Dhoni had determined to name it a day. It took a categorical dismissal from Indian selectors to be put to relaxation.
“A sport I can always remember. Particular night time. This man, made me run like in a health check” Kohli tweeted, tagging Dhoni in . It was a throwback to a sport in opposition to Australia when Kohli and Dhoni shared an unbeaten 67-run stand for the fifth wicket. But it surely ended up making a digital buzz round whether or not Dhoni had knowledgeable the Indian skipper about his future plans.
“This was as a lot information to us as anybody else. We opened our telephones and abruptly we noticed all this discuss Dhoni retiring, which has no foundation. Even we’re eager to know the place did all of it begin within the first place,” chief selector M.S.Ok. Prasad stated, flabbergasted, whereas answering questions after naming the Indian group for the Take a look at sequence in opposition to South Africa.
Hypothesis about Dhoni’s cricketing future has been rife ever because the group bowed out of the World Cup in July. He stop Exams in 2014. Selectors and the BCCI had been bombarded with comparable queries after Dhoni determined to make himself unavailable for the West Indies sequence. India gained all three — T20, ODI and Exams — comfortably.
Dhoni, nevertheless, had already made it clear he wouldn’t be accessible for each the West Indies tour and South Africa sequence at residence for varied causes — he went for a coaching stint with the Indian Military earlier than the previous and was on trip within the USA after that, placing him utterly away from cricket throughout this era.
“We had been questioning the way it occurred as a result of so far as we all know, nothing of this type has taken place,” Prasad added.