MS Dhoni’s retirement information not true, says chief selector MSK Prasad

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India will play the Proteas in a three-match T20I sequence beginning September 15.

MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni. (Photograph by Robert Cianflone/Getty Pictures)

Ever since Mahendra Singh Dhoni received run out within the first semi-final of the ICC World Cup 2019 towards New Zealand and India misplaced the match by 18 runs, hypothesis is rife over his retirement. It was anticipated previous to the massive occasion that the ace wicketkeeper-batsman would grasp up his boots after it concludes. However Dhoni didn’t retire after India’s marketing campaign got here to an finish and nonetheless, he hasn’t known as it a day within the limited-over codecs though he hasn’t been picked for the current West Indies tour and the upcoming house sequence towards South Africa.

In the meantime, a tweet from captain Virat Kohli on Thursday reminding a recreation towards Australia within the 2016 World T20 sparked hypothesis about Dhoni’s retirement. He hailed Dhoni’s working capability within the tweet saying in that recreation, the previous captain had made him run like in a health take a look at. The Twitterati was left guessing whether or not Kohli’s sudden tweet about Dhoni was hinting on the Ranchi cricketer’s impending retirement.

Nonetheless, chairman of India’s choice panel MSK Prasad later buried the hypothesis saying any information concerning the 38-year-old’s retirement was not true. Prasad, a former India keeper-batsman, has been requested repeatedly about Dhoni’s retirement and until now, he has maintained that there isn’t any true intimation concerning the latter’s retirement.

The Indian selectors determined to look past Dhoni conserving in thoughts the T20 World Cup in Australia subsequent 12 months and centered extra on younger gamers like Rishabh Pant, Ishan Kishan and Sanju Samson. Nonetheless, on the similar time, they honoured Dhoni’s choice to give up as per his personal comfort. The previous World Cup-winning captain made himself unavailable for the West Indies sequence as he went for navy coaching.

India will play the Proteas in a three-match T20I sequence beginning September 15. The primary match will likely be performed in Dharamsala whereas the second and third video games will likely be performed in Mohali and Bengaluru on September 18 and 22. The 2 groups may even play in a three-Take a look at sequence after that. The hosts introduced their 15-man squad for the Take a look at sequence and KL Rahul was dropped from the squad whereas Shubman Gill received his maiden Take a look at name.