MS Dhoni latest retirement news: BCCI source reveals recent update on Dhoni’s retirement speculations before West Indies tour
The veteran Indian wicket-keeper batsman MS Dhoni, has made himself unavailable for selection for India’s upcoming tour of West Indies set to commence with a 3-match T20 series beginning from August 3 in Florida.
The aforementioned decision comes via a top BCCI source, who has confirmed that the 38-year-old has given prior intimation pertaining the same to the selection committee, who will meet on Sunday (July 21) for the team’s selection for the month long tour.
Imagine a super computer stationed just behind the stumps, measuring length/angle of the each ball, adjusting the fielders based on potential reactions from the batsman as per huge info stored in memory & situation of the match!! Do we really want retire the MAN? #Dhoniretirement
— sanjay bhargava (@sanjabh) July 20, 2019
As per the source, Dhoni has decided to take a two-month sabbatical leave to serve the Parachute regiment of the Indian Army, where he holds eminent post of Lieutenant Colonel.
BCCI source on Dhoni’s retirement
The BCCI official has cleared the mist around the possible conjectures pertaining Dhoni’s retirement. There were quite a significant number of retirement speculations regarding the 38-year-old, which began immediately after India’s semi-final exit from the 2019 World Cup on the hands of New Zealand.
People even commenced sharing the split pictures of his run out in the first ODI versus Bangladesh, and the one in the semi-final off Martin Guptill, stating them the ones of his first and last ODI respectively.
The official, however, further claimed that Dhoni, 38, is nowhere close to retiring at the moment. “We would like to say three things. He is not retiring from cricket right now. He is taking a two-month sabbatical to serve his paramilitary regiment which he had committed much earlier,” he said.
He further clearly stated that nobody has the right to tell any Cricketer irrespective of their stature in the team, to hang up his/her boots or not.