After the recently concluded World Cup, there had been rumours of the former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s retirement. The mega tournament did not end as per the expectations and India faced a humiliating exit in the Semi-Finals as they suffered a 18-run defeat against New Zealand.
It was believed that the World Cup Semi-Finals was Dhoni’s last match but recent reports confirm that Dhoni will not be retiring now. Indian captain Virat Kohli and Chief Coach Ravi Shastri want the wicketkeeper-batsman to make himself available for India’s upcoming tour to West Indies. Although, he would not be playing due to his injury.
According to sources, “MS Dhoni will not be going to West Indies. Going forward, he will not traveling with the team as the first choice Wicket-keeper. Rishabh Pant will take over. During this period, Dhoni will help in the transition. For information, he could be part of the 15 but not part of the 11. Dhoni will be the guiding hand.” Dhoni’s responsibility will be held the transition phase of the team.
Dhoni had a disappointing World Cup tournament where he scored 273 runs in 8 innings, although his 50 in the Semi-Finals against New Zealand held everyones hopes high.